Professional Dress Code
Our Post-16 dress code is professional, practical and smart whilst allowing for a greater degree of personal choice appropriate to a Post-16 setting.
In agreeing the dress code, we have considered the fact that whilst different from lower school in many ways, Post-16 students are role models for younger students and therefore standards must be kept high.
All students must wear the IGS lanyard with P16 access card at all times.
- Smart skirt/dress/tailored trousers (grey/dark/subtle colour of choice).
- Skirt/dress length should be ‘closer to the knee than the hip’
- Smart blouse / professional top /collared shirt (plain or subtle pattern/subtle colour of choice).
- With a collared shirt, students must wear a burgundy/black IGS Post-16 tie or professional tie of choice
- Smart, plain jumper/cardigan (no large logos) or a tailored jacket (grey/dark/subtle colour of choice)
- Smart shoes appropriate for a busy, professional working environment
- Discrete ear piercings or nose piercing are allowed (see below for further details)
For clarification the following items are not allowed for either Year 12 or Year 13:
- Casual trousers
- Leather skirts or trousers
- Leggings or skin-tight stretchy trousers
- Tops with large or offensive logos
- Low cut / low open neck tops or blouses
- Hoodies (IGS hoodie can only be worn during sporting activity or outside)
- Strappy/vest tops
- Casual shoes, trainers or flip flops
- Extreme hairstyles or colour
- No hats or coats to be worn in lessons.
- Nose or lip rings, visible ear bars or large hoops or gauges are not discrete. Rings in the ear must be small and not present a health and safety risk
Final decisions on the appropriateness of any attire will be at the discretion of the Post-16 Team / Senior Leadership Team.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO DRESS CODE
Verbal warning and also recorded on ClassCharts notifying all stakeholders.
2nd occasion recorded on ClassCharts.
Persistent / repeated failure to follow the dress code will result in a school detentions generated by comments on ClassCharts and/or timetabled Supervised Study and a parental meeting.