Dress Code

The aim of having a Sixth Form dress code is to encourage Sixth Form students to dress appropriately for the school environment, now that they no longer need to wear school uniform.

Sixth Form students form part of the adult community at KES and as such are expected to dress accordingly. Alongside the freedom of choosing what to wear comes a responsibility to act as role models to the younger students. A student’s appearance is not only important in maintaining high standards but is also good preparation for the world of work - where appropriate dress is an expectation. 


  • Trousers must be smart and full length.
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    • Shorts or cropped trousers
    • Leggings (unless worn under a suitable length dress/skirt)
    • Sports clothing (e.g. tracksuit/jogging pants/football shirts)
    • Trousers that expose underwear
    • Torn/ripped denim

Skirts and dresses

As a minimum skirts and dresses must cover the majority of the thigh.


  • For both sexes tops should be smart and discreet. 
  • Shoulders and midriffs must be covered at all times.
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    • Low necked tops
    • Vest tops or cropped tops
    • Tops with offensive decoration/slogans


  • For health and safety reasons, only proper shoes / trainers /sandals should be worn and heels should be of a reasonable height.
  • Flip flop style sandals are not permitted.


  • Expensive items of jewellery should be kept at home for security and safety reasons.
  • Hairstyles should be appropriate for the school environment.
  • Only natural hair colours are permitted. Unnatural combinations of colour are not acceptable.
  • Hairstyles with stripes, blocks, patterns and shaved lines are not acceptable.
  • No facial piercing apart from earrings.
  • Tattoos must not be visible at any time.
  • Hats or caps should not be worn.
  • Outdoor coats are not to be worn in lessons.
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