Sixth Form Dress Code
All students at RPS are expected to exemplify the highest standards. The way we present ourselves each day is a tangible sign of our intention and resolve to work hard for and with each other and to be our best in our learning and everything else that we do.
Therefore, as role models and leaders of our student community, RPS Sixth Formers are expected to dress, and act, in a smart and confident manner. This means that they should not wear casual, immodest or revealing clothes.
The 6th Form dress code committee, which is comprised of 6th Formers and members of staff selected by 6th Formers, has drawn up the following dress code to allow for individual choice of dress in keeping with the above principles.
Please also note that Sixth Formers must wear their Security Badges (issued by the school) at all times when they are on school premises, to support the safeguarding of all students in our community.
The Dress Code
Smart jacket (optional).
Smart collared shirt (not flannel ‘lumberjack’ style or heavy chequered styles) with a tie.
Smart v-neck jumper, cardigan or waistcoat (optional).
Tailored style trouser (no denim or jean-style, no chinos).
Smart shoes- plain leather or imitation leather.
Piercings and jewellery must be discreet, with no more than two piercings per ear and no facial or tongue piercings or ear spacers.
Hair should be of natural colour and not extreme in style.
A scarf may be worn only for warmth outside and not for decoration.
Shirt and tie to the normal high standards (top button done up and shirt tucked in).
On extremely hot days/weeks, senior leaders will make a decision that Sixth Form boys can remove their ties for a set period of time; form tutors will communicate this message during morning registration.
A blouse or shirt worn with or without a jacket or fine-knit cardigan.
No tunics, flannel ‘lumberjack’ style or heavy chequered style shirts.
Neckline must be in line with, or done up to, the top of armpits or higher.
Sleeveless and short sleeved styles are acceptable but no part of the shoulders must be showing and there must be no cut outs.
No t-shirts, flannel shirts or any other t-shirt material, but a vest may be worn under a shirt or blouse, as long as it is tucked-in.
No logos lace fabrics, metallics or sequins.
Just above the knee, or longer- skirt should touch calf at the back with leg bent at 90o angle.
No maxi skirts, bodycon or lycra style or animal print skirts.
Solid fabrics only- no silk or silky-type fabrics, lace fabrics, chiffon, sequins, metallics or frills.
Dresses are acceptable provided that they comply with all the top and skirt rules. No tube dresses are allowed.
Tailored style trouser (no denim or jean-style trousers, no chinos). Full length only.
Smart shoes in plain or imitation leather, or plain boots, with a heel of no more than 6cm. Ankle boots are not allowed unless they are worn with tailored trousers covering them and are thus indistinguishable from smart shoes. Boots should cover calves but not be above the knee.
Piercings and jewellery must be discreet, with no more than two piercings per ear and no facial or tongue piercings, or ear spacers.
Hair should be of a natural colour and may not be extreme in style.
Make up should be natural looking.
A scarf may be worn only for warmth outside and not for decoration. No football scarves.