Dress Code

All students are expected to be in business dress. We strongly believe that a smart appearance creates the best atmosphere for learning and, as a result, achievement reaches its full potential.

The expectations are:

Male Students

•    A smart suit

•    A formal shirt

•    Arden Sixth Form tie (available at Early Years or Palmers)

•    Smart shoes

Female Students

•    A smart tailored jacket with trousers/skirt or smart dress, suitable for a school environment

•    A formal shirt or blouse

•    Smart shoes 


In the cold weather, students may wear a plain dark cardigan or V-neck jumper under their jacket. Hooded tops are not permitted. A jumper is not a replacement for a jacket.

Skirts, dresses or trousers that are judged too short or tight are not permitted. No denim, lycra or stretch material is permitted.

A shirt or blouse that is judged as low cut, cropped, transparent or revealing is not permitted.


Students should adhere to this dress code to avoid unnecessary conversations about their appearance so that a focus can remain on their learning.

Students who do not adhere to this dress code will be sent home to change.