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Manchester High School for Girls

Sixth Form Dress Code

To recognise the growing maturity and individuality of Sixth Form students they are not required to wear school uniform.

They are expected, however, to dress in a manner appropriate to their position as senior members of the school community and role models for the younger pupils.

Smart and positive image

Sixth Formers must adhere to some basic standards in their appearance so that they promote a smart, positive and business-like image.

It must also be ensured that no student is wearing footwear which may cause a health and safety risk either to themselves or other members of the School.

Dress Code 2020/21

Girls should wear:

  • A suit consisting of a matching jacket and skirt, trousers or dress of the same material, colour and pattern
  • Suit trousers which are full-length or ankle-length
  • Skirts or dresses of a suitable length and no shorter than just above the knee
  • A blouse or top of any colour
  • If desired, girls may wear traditional dress in place of a suit
  • Smart shoes or boots
  • Discreet make-up
  • Piercings are allowed only in the ear

Girls should not wear

  • Short or tight skirts, dresses or trousers, including body-con skirts and dresses
  • Denim, leather or PVC clothing
  • Any form of leggings, jeggings or treggings
  • Footless tights
  • Shorts
  • Denim, combat or jogging trousers
  • Revealing clothing of any type: tops must not be too strappy, reveal the midriff or expose the chest
  • Ugg boots, Dr Marten’s boots, biker boots, trainers and canvas or Converse shoes are not permitted
  • Girls should have no visible tattoos or piercings; the only visible piercings allowed are in the ear, and hair should not be of an unnatural colour