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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Sixth Form Dress Code

I am writing to inform you of changes to the Sixth Form Dress Code.  These changes will take effect from September 2018 and will be implemented for both Year 12 and Year 13 students.

Our Sixth Form dress code is representative of the world of work and is geared towards preparing students for their future employment. Sixth Form students are expected to set an example to the rest of the School through their high standard of business-like dress and the way they present themselves.


  • Formal tailored suit (jacket and trousers must be of the same coloured material).
  • Ties/bow ties must be worn with a collared shirt and properly tied.
  • If a jumper or cardigan is worn with a jacket, it must be plain, fine knit and v-necked so that the tie is visible. Jumpers may not be worn without a jacket.
  • Shoes must be smart and formal in style
  • Any facial hair must be above the neck and neatly trimmed. 


  • Formal tailored suit (not tight fitting) comprising of dress, skirt or trousers and a jacket of identical coloured material. 
  • Smart blouse or fitted shirt (both must have sleeves, must be long enough to cover the midriff and not low cut)
  • If a jumper or cardigan is worn it must be plain and fine knit (chunky/loose knit is not acceptable).  The blouse/shirt must be visible; not hidden beneath a jumper.  
  • If a skirt or dress is worn, it must be of respectable length, no shorter than 4cm above the knee. Skirts that ride up due to over stretchy material are not acceptable. Sculpted, body-hugging skirts are not acceptable.
  • Shoes must be smart, not have exaggerated soles or heels (max heel height of 8cm) and must be formal in style.

The following rules apply to all students:

  • No flip-flops, soft shoes, trainers or sandals
  • No denim or cord clothing  
  • No leggings, capri pants or footless tights
  • No T-shirts or lumberjack shirts
  • No caps or hats
  • No visible tattoos
  • No hooded jumpers
  • Floaty or beach style dresses are not acceptable. 

Makeā€‘up and jewellery should be kept to a minimum.  If ears are pierced only small studs are allowed.  No facial piercings are allowed apart from one small nose stud. 

Hair must be a natural colour, may not be extreme in style, and should not be shorter than a number 2 cut with no patterns cut into the style.

We would request your support in this and would ask you to remind your child of the expected dress required.

If you have any queries please contact me at or by telephoning the school number and asking for me.

Yours sincerely

Miss E Le Count
Head of Sixth Form