There is no uniform requirement at St. Bede’s Sixth Form College. We recognise students’ developing maturity and independence and respect their individuality whilst, at the same time, emphasising their responsibility to represent the school in an appropriate manner.
We believe that all students should take pride in their appearance. Smart attire conveys a positive attitude which embraces our school ethos and demonstrates a genuine commitment to study.
Sixth Form students are role models for younger students. We rely upon on your cooperation in setting a good example and encouraging positive attitudes in the lower school.
As part of our Safeguarding policy all students have been provided with a photographic ID lanyard which should be worn at all times.
Our dress code is as follows:
- Sixth Form students are allowed to wear jewellery which is minimal and discreet.
- Very short skirts and bare midriffs are not acceptable and girls’ shoulders should be covered at all times. Clothing that is too revealing or likely to cause embarrassment must not be worn.
- Students’ hair should be well-kept, clean and moderate in style and length; bright dyed colouring, tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair as well as “bar codes” in eyebrows are not permitted.
- The wearing of clothing with offensive logos or messages is not permitted.
- The wearing of hoodies, scarves and outdoor coats in school (particularly in lessons) is not allowed.
The above list is not exhaustive but is intended rather as a guide to how to dress appropriately in college.
Students who do not meet these requirements may be sent home to change their clothes. Persistent failure to conform to the College dress code will result in disciplinary action.
Please note that the dress code applies during examination periods.