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 their dress is not appropriate. Students will be sent home and parents will be 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
  • Musical Theatre students must adhere to the Musical Theatre dress code, which is to wear black trainers.


Dress down Friday

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