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Uniform & Dress Code

Our Sixth Form students are role models for the Coloma community and young women who take pride in themselves and in their school.   We expect high standards of commitment, conduct and appearance from all our Sixth Form students and we work rigorously to maintain these standards. Our aim is to reflect the expectations of a professional workplace. 

It is the responsibility of all students to comply with our dress code which is:

  • A black or navy blue suit (jacket with trousers or skirt); no patterns, pinstripes or elaborate buttons.  Skirts should be of a professional length.  Skinny style trousers cannot be worn.
  • A shirt or blouse, with sleeves (short or long) and a traditional collar, made from a material that is not sheer or see-through. It may be of any colour and be patterned or plain.
  • Students wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a head covering in a colour/design of their choosing and a black abaya with a black or navy blue suit jacket. 
  • A plain jumper or cardigan (optional) made from knitted fabric, without a hood, that may be worn under the jacket but not instead of the jacket. Hoodies and sweatshirts are not allowed.   
  • Shoes which are suitable to wear with a suit, and must be a polishable leather-style material in black.  Canvas shoes and trainers are not permitted. Any boot-style shoes should not reach higher than the ankle.  

If you are unsure if an item of clothing is suitable, please take advice from school staff before purchase.  If there is any doubt if a garment is suitable the final decision lies with the Head of Sixth Form.

Please note that:

  • Jewellery, make-up and hair colour and allowed but must be kept to a level suitable for a professional, working environment.
  • A small single pair of earrings may be worn.
  • A small stud may be worn in the nose but full nose-rings or bars are not permitted. Any other facial piercings are not permitted.
  • Students may wear their hair as they wish but are asked to check with members of staff if they are unsure what may be appropriate for a professional working environment in school.
  • Outdoor coats must not be worn inside the buildings. Hoodies and sweatshirts are not permitted.
  • Any permanent tattoos must be covered at all times.
  • Any student arriving at school dressed inappropriately can expect parents/guardian to be notified and may be asked to return home to change.