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Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students must recognise their responsibility in acting as ambassadors of the school and as positive role models at all times. We expect all students to be smart and well-presented.

The aim of the Sixth Form dress code is to ensure students are dressed smartly, professionally and in a formal, business style.


Black, grey or blue suit including Jacket/Blazer. Jackets are to be worn at all times.

White or light blue collared shirt.

WHHS Sixth Form tie.  West Hatch Sixth Form ties can be purchased from Carolina School Outfitters, 708 Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge

Jumpers may be worn under a jacket/blazer.  It should be plain black, grey or navy, V-neck or zip neck, smart and fitted.  Shirt and school tie should be visible under the jumper. No crew/roll neck jumpers

Dark sombre coloured formal shoes. No trainers, Converse, Vans or heavy boots

Hoodies, sweat shirts, gilets, denim jeans or jean style trousers are not to be worn.

Students must wear their school lanyard at all times with the student ID visible.


Black, grey or navy skirt, trousers or dress with smart suit style jacket/blazer. Jackets are to worn at all times.

Skirts should be no more than two inches from the top of the knee.  Lycra ‘body con’ style skirts are not to be worn as these tend to ride up to an unacceptable length. Leather, skater skirts, skorts and shorts are not considered smart and  should not be worn. Trousers must be tailored and not leggings, jeggings or denim.

Smart plain shirt or blouse may be worn. No bright colours, patterns or logos. No midriff must be shown.

Jumpers or cardigans are to be of one block colour.  They should be smart and fitted.  No logos permitted and should be worn underneath the jacket or blazer.

Spaghetti straps, vest tops, t-shirt, crop tops and sleeveless dresses are not allowed

Black (flat or low heeled) formal shoes or boots.

Trainers, Converse, Vans, Crocs, sandals, flip flops and “Ugg and Dr Marten style” boots are not permitted

No sleeveless/duster jackets, hoodies, sweat shirts or gilets.

Hair must be a natural shade and kept neat and tidy, with no designs shaved into the scalp. Baseball caps or similar must not be worn in school. Scarves should not be used to cover hair unless for religious purposes. Religious headwear must be plain black or white with no designs, logos or sequins and the students’ face must not be obscured.

One pair of discreet earrings may be worn. There should be no other visible piercings.


ID badges must be worn around the neck and be visible at all times.  

Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. Patterns or logos must not be shaved or cut into hair or eyebrows.

Hair must not be dyed unnatural colours.

Discreet jewellery may be worn.  A small ear-stud may be worn, but no other facial piercing is allowed. 

Any concerns will be raised with individuals. We reserve the right to ask students to modify/change their dress if they do not meet the requirements listed above and spirit of the Sixth Form dress code.




"Sixth Form students are impressively mature and provide excellent role models for younger students."