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Sixth Form Welcome

5th September 2022

Dear Parent, Carer and Student,

I hope that you and your families are safe and well.

As we prepare to welcome students back to Sixth Form for the new academic year, I would like to confirm some details for the first day of teaching on Wednesday.

Return date:

There are staff INSET days on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September 2022. Sixth Form students (along with students from all year groups in Main School) will return to College on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

The College day begins at 8.45am and we would like all students to go to the Lecture Theatre at this time to meet the Sixth Form team and their form tutors.

If Sixth Form students arrive before this time, they are welcome to go to the Hub which will be open from 8am serving breakfast and drinks, alternatively, they can gather in the Sixth Form study rooms.

First day procedures:

On Wednesday morning, students will be with their form tutors carrying out a range of activities to help their transition into Year 12 or 13 and will also be given their timetables.

On Wednesday, Sixth Form students will be given a double lunch (students can go the Hub or can leave site if they wish) and lessons will begin in the afternoon; therefore, students should come to College fully equipped ready to start their studies.

I would also like to take this opportunity to give a reminder of the key parts of the Sixth Form dress code in preparation for Wednesday:

There is no ‘formal’ uniform requirement at St. Bede’s Sixth Form College, though we do have a less formal dress code which recognises students’ developing maturity and independence and respects their individuality whilst, at the same time, emphasising their responsibility to represent the school and college in an appropriate manner.

Our dress code

Sixth Form students should wear appropriate dress for a professional working environment: football tops, shorts or jogging/tracksuit bottoms are not permitted.

Skirts/dresses must be of a moderate length and tops/blouses must not be ‘cropped’ or have a low neck-line.

Leggings can be worn but must be opaque and dark in colour.

Jeans can be worn, however, ripped jeans are not acceptable.

Students are allowed to wear jewellery, including a nose piercing which is minimal and discreet. Face piercings including lip studs etc are not permitted.

Logos on clothing should be minimal and appropriate for a professional working environment.

Students’ hair should be well-kept, clean and moderate in style and length; bright dyed colouring, tram lines or shaved shapes in the hair are not permitted.

The wearing of outdoor coats in lessons is not allowed.

Students who have tattoos should ensure they are covered by clothing at all times.

I would like to thank you all once again for your ongoing support and look forward to continuing to work with you throughout this year.

Yours faithfully,

Aidan McCarthy

Director of Sixth Form


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