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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Dress Code

Sixth Form Dress Code

All students at Wallington Girls are expected to exemplify the highest standards. The way we present ourselves each day sets the tone of a working environment and is a sign of our intention to work hard and be the best we can be. As role models and leaders of our school community, all sixth form students are expected to dress and act in a smart and confident manner, which promote the same standards and expectations as the lower school. The dress code below has been drawn up to allow students to dress in clothes which they find comfortable and which show their individuality, in keeping with the above principles. Dress code (from September 2017).

  • A tailored jacket or blazer, plain in design, must be worn at all times
  • A smart skirt (no more than 2 inches above the knee), business like dress or tailored, smart trousers, all of which must be plain in design.  Where trousers are worn, these should be at least ankle-length and not skinny fit.  Denim or leggings are not permitted.
  • A smart blouse or top. These should be free from logo or slogan, and cover the shoulders and midriff completely. 
  • If a jumper is worn, this must be smart, fine-knit, plain and worn under the blazer. 
  • Shoes must be smart and of a dark colour, closed in (both toe and heel) and appropriate for school. Lace-up boots are not appropriate for school.
  • If worn, tights should be dark or natural coloured and plain in pattern.
  • Hair should be of a natural colour and make up and jewellery should be appropriate for school. Note that facial piercings are not permitted. Up to two small piercings in each ear are permitted.
  • Lanyards must be worn at all times and should be school-issued only. 
  • Coats should be in lockers during the school day and must not be made from leather or denim. 
  • Where an item of religious clothing is worn, this should be plain in design, and in the case of an abaya should still be worn under a tailored jacket or blazer.  

The final decision as to the appropriateness of a student’s appearance rests with the Head of Year and then the  Director of Sixth Form.