Dress for Success

Student Dress Code

All students 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. As role models, EEHS sixth formers are expected to dress in a smart manner. It is important that sixth form students should be sensitive to our school community and set a good example to our younger students. The aim is for our sixth formers to have a smart appearance which also allows a degree of personal choice. However, your school is a workplace and your appearance should reflect that. This dress code will not only prepare you for your studies but also for life beyond school.

Trousers and Shorts

Trousers should be smart, including chinos and suit trousers. Inappropriate trousers include jeans, sweatpants, tracksuit bottoms or sportswear of any kind, leggings and ripped trousers. Trousers must not be denim material, colour or look. In hot weather, shorts must be tailored and cargo or beach shorts are not permitted.

Skirts and Dresses

Dresses and skirts just above the knee are acceptable, so that you can sit comfortably in public. Short, tight skirts are inappropriate for school. Mini-skirts, sun dresses, beach dresses and spaghetti-strap dresses are inappropriate for school. Bra straps must not be visible at any time.

Shirts, Tops, Blouses and Jackets

Inappropriate attire for school includes tank tops; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; sweatshirts and hoodies. Polo and collared shirts are preferred, but patterned or plain t-shirts are acceptable so long as they are smart.

Shoes and Footwear

Conservative smart shoes, loafers, boots and flats are acceptable for school.  Sandals, flip-flops and any shoe with an open toe are not acceptable. Closed toe and closed heel shoes are acceptable, as well as trainers and canvas shoes.

Jewellery, Tattoos, Make up and Hair Colour

Jewellery should be in good taste. Tattoos should always remain covered whilst at school, and piercings must be subtle. Make up should be subtle and not extreme, and hair should be of a natural colour.

Hats and Head Coverings

Hats are not appropriate in school. Head covers that are required for religious purposes or to honour cultural tradition are allowed.

When representing the school at any trip or event, students must be in smart clothes.

Any student who is not appropriately dressed will be sent home to change.