Dress Code

At The John Wallis Academy Sixth Form, you must dress formally, as if for business or formal office work. Sixth Form students' clothes must be smart, modest and safe. Students must avoid displaying extremes of fashion.

  • Leather shoes
  • Trousers
  • Formal suit with jacket or blazer and tie
  • Shirt
  • Skirt ( with tights)/ Dress/ Trousers
  • Formal jacket or blazer
  • Blouse or shirt


Students' hair should be well-kept, clean and moderate in style, length and treatment; artificial streaks or colouring that stand out in any way will not be allowed. Boys' hair must not be longer than collar-length and boys must be clean-shaven. The Academy reserves the right to ask students to cut their hair, change their hairstyle or shave facial hair if their presentation falls below an acceptable level.


Trousers must be smart and plain. Jeans, tracksuits, cords and casual trousers will not be allowed.


Jewellery must be discreet and minimal. Students must not wear any facial jewellery other than a pair of earrings, if they so wish.


Shoes must be appropriately practical and sensible. Heels of medium height, if reasonably robust, are acceptable. Stilettos, trainers, canvas shoes and Ugg-type boots will not be allowed.


To save parents money we do not specify a Sixth Form overcoat, raincoat or anorak. However, coats should be of a dark colour (navy blue, dark grey or black) and smart. Brightly coloured jackets/anoraks, hooded sports sweatshirts, or garments with a logo or brand name are not acceptable.


Any final guidance on the Sixth Form dress code is at the discretion of the Principal.