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Dress Code

The Ursuline Sixth Form Dress Code is a document that is signed by all students wishing to join our Sixth Form which indicates their agreement to conform to the code listed below and as such, we expect full compliance.


Students are reminded that the Sixth Form is a place of work and are requested to dress appropriately. Any student found not to be dressed appropriately will be spoken to and expected to go home to change or have their parent/ carer bring appropriate attire into school urgently. We will hold a supply of basic black trousers and skirts, and white shirts which students will be expected to change into if they infringe the dress code and are unable to go home to change or have their parent/ carer come in with appropriate clothing.

These smart clothes will also be available for those students who face financial difficulties and who cannot purchase smart business wear for Fridays. If you require financial support to purchase appropriate clothing, please speak confidentially to Mr Joyce, Mrs Hall, Mrs Crompton or Mrs Billings who can discuss Sixth Form Bursary with you.


Persistent misconduct and severe breaches of the Dress Code will result in the student being placed in Reflection and parents/carers being required to attend a meeting with Mr Joyce/ Mrs Billings to discuss next steps.


On enrolment to Sixth Form, all students will be provided with a lanyard that they must wear at all times when on school site. This is crucial for safeguarding and their lanyard will also allow students to sign in and out.


Ursuline College Sixth Form Dress Code


  • Jeans may be worn unless excessively ripped or ripped in inappropriate places. 
  • Trousers may be worn. 
  • Tracksuit bottoms should be worn during practical sport lessons only. (Students must change immediately prior to and after their sport lesson.) 
  • Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be an appropriate length (not above mid-thigh). 
  • Tops should be suitable for the school environment. See through, cropped, backless, strappy (‘shoestring’) or strapless tops and/or dresses are not permitted.  
  • Jackets, jumpers, cardigans, or hooded sweatshirts may be worn. 
  • Clothing with offensive wording or logos is not permitted. 
  • Hats should not be worn during lesson/study time. 
  • Jewellery should be suitable for a working environment. A nose stud may be worn if it is a small stud only. No other facial piercings are permitted. 
  • When playing sport or in Science labs, suitable footwear must be worn.


This list is not exhaustive; if a member of the Sixth Form Team or SLT feels a student is dressed inappropriately for a place of education, they will be asked to change. 



Each Friday, all Sixth Form students are required to wear smart business dress. This means a suit comprising of trousers/ skirt and a jacket with a blouse/ shirt. 


Formal Occasions   

There will be some occasions where students will be required to wear smart dress, for example, open evenings and events when students are representing the school. Smart business dress will be required for these events with suits comprising of trousers / skirt and jacket with blouse/shirt for all students.

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Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.