Dress Code


Details regarding the Sixth Form dress code are as follows:

  • Formal dress (e.g. suits, ties etc) is encouraged
  • Lanyards must be worn at all times
  • Trousers must be smart and tailored but not tight
  • Blouse, shirt or smart top (for boys this must have a collar)
  • Skirts and dresses must present at or below knee length
  • Dark-coloured smart shoes in (real or mock) leather, patent leather or suede
  • Hair must be a natural colour
  • Smart crew, v or turtle neck jumpers are permitted
  • Students must wear a formal jacket (such as a suit jacket or blazer) for use when moving through the building and in assemblies. This may be removed in lessons.

Jewellery, make up and facial hair

  • Any earrings worn should be a small and light in size
  • One discreet necklace or chain
  • Rings are permitted but jewellery should not be excessive
  • Make up should be discreet
  • Nail varnish is permitted but nails should not be more than two colours
  • Facial hair is permitted but it must be well-maintained and remain tidy
  • Acrylic or false nails must not be longer than 2cm from the cuticle base
  • Any synthetic eyelashes must be natural in appearance

The following items are not permitted within the dress code of The John Roan Sixth Form




  • Sheer / mesh tops
  • Crop tops
  • Shorts
  • Hoodies
  • Tracksuit tops / bottoms
  • Sportswear / trousers with elasticated ankles
  • Vests
  • Low cut tops / off-the-shoulder tops / camisole tops with spaghetti straps
  • T-shirts
  • Tight or revealing outfits
  • Fleece jumpers
  • Jeans / Jeggings
  • Fishnet tights or laddered tights
  • Any clothing with holes in it
  • Any clothing featuring a logo
  • Trainers
  • Sliders
  • Mules
  • Ugg boots
  • Canvas footwear


  • Do-rags
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Large hoop earrings / large chains / heavy costume jewellery


Acceptable standards of dress remain at the discretion of the Sixth Form team and students who do not meet the dress code requirements can expect to be sent home to change. If you require clarification regarding a particular item of clothing before you purchase it, please feel free to email sixthforminfo@thejohnroanschool.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.


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