Post 16 dress code

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The objectives of this dress code are:

  • To prepare students for expectations from future employers.
  • To promote self-esteem amongst our students.
  • To set high standards as role models for the whole academy and to maintain Walton’s excellent reputation in the wider community.

Female dress code

  • Smart trousers, skirt or dress, with matching jacket.
  • Skirts are to be on or below the knee. Short skirts and maxi skirts are not permitted.
  •  An appropriate top or blouse. (Sleeveless tops are permitted as long as shoulders are covered. Strappy tops /  low cut tops are not permitted).
  • Smart shoes, with heel up to 6 cm.
  • Smart boots (UGG style boots are not permitted).

Male dress code

  • Smart suit or jacket and trousers.
  • Shirt (tie optional).
  • Smart shoes.

All students are expected to dress appropriately at all times. Extremes of fashion, hair colour and style are not acceptable. We reserve the right to tell a student if his / her dress is not appropriate. Students will be subject to a sanction, such as an after school detention or may be sent home and parents contacted. The following are examples of inappropriate dress:

  • Inappropriate footwear, including trainers and plimsolls – please be aware of health and safety rules in laboratories / specialist rooms.
  • Hats, hoods and caps in the school building.
  • T-shirt with political and / or offensive slogans.
  • Shorts.
  • Facial and visible body piercings. Clear nose studs are allowed.
  • Visible tattoos.
  • Leggings, unless worn under an appropriate length skirt or dress.
  • Denim of any colour.
  • Clothes with rips or tears.

Dress down Friday

  • No ripped jeans.
  • No crop tops.
  • No shorts.
  • No strappy tops.
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