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Our dress code

Our standards are high at Jane Austen College. This applies to work ethic and effort, and also presentation and appearance. It is important to maintain high standards of personal appearance; the sixth form is a place of study and work and our dress code reflects that. 

The general principle is that “all students should wear appropriate smart dress for school”, for example, smart jeans with a smart T-shirt and smart trainers, or casual office-style attire.

There are certain clothing rules based on the health and safety requirements of the school: 

  • Flip flops should not be worn. 
  • Shoes with a very high heel, or with an open toe should not be worn. 
  • Cropped tops, low-cut tops, short skirts, or short shorts should not be worn.

Most jewellery is considered acceptable. However, students may be required to remove items if an excessive amount of jewellery is worn.  Facial piercing should be kept to a minimum.

It is the right of all members of staff at the school to determine whether a particular item of dress is appropriate for the sixth form or not. Should you arrive inappropriately dressed you will be spoken to and, if necessary, your parents will be informed.