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Capital 6 Dress Code & Use of Technology

At Capital 6 we expect the very best from our students and work hard to ensure that all are challenged and inspired to achieve their full potential. Students are valued, and known as individuals and have a responsibility to be role models for both the school community, and with our consortium partners in the South Brent Sixth Form Consortium (SBC6). As a community of local sixth form schools SBC6 have decided that our students must be aware of an ever competitive job market and the importance of a good work ethic.

Capital 6 therefore has a smart dress code for post-16 students.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in students being sent home to change by a member of the Capital 6 team, or one of our consortium partners if students study one of their subjects there. Capital 6 students are reminded that as part of the SBCS consortium they should follow the dress code of our consortium partners, for example the Convent of Jesus and Mary College requests their sixth formers to wear smart clothes as below, in black and white colours. 

Appropriate for Capital 6 Not Appropriate for Capital 6
Business wear: for example suits; a blazer; a ‘V’ neck jumper in dark blue, black, brown or grey. Any kind of denim, ripped or frayed material, tracksuit bottoms, leggings, ‘jeggings’.
Smart shoes – in dark colours only – must be worn. Tights must be opaque. Trainers, canvas shoes, flip-flops, ‘sliders’, or any open toed footwear.
Only dark coloured trousers or smart ‘chino’ style trousers are acceptable. Skirts and dresses should be knee length or below. Short skirts above the knee, gym shorts.
Smart collared shirts – plain or simple patterns; or smart blouses in plain or simple patterns. T-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, short ‘belly’ tops or crop tops. Logos, slogans and explicit brandings are not allowed.
Boys should wear a tie with their collared shirts. Jewellery, make-up, hair colour and hair styling must not be excessive. Patterns should not be shaved into hairstyles.
During summer months - and on days with hot weather - smart, knee length shorts can be worn. Hats, outside coats, scarves and hoodies are not allowed, and not to be worn inside the school building.
A Capital City Academy tracksuit is allowed, for students studying Sports Studies. Shorts can be worn in the summer months. Students wishing to wear their own sportswear for sports must change into the smart dress code after physical activity.
ID Card and lanyard displayed at all times photo facing outwards (to be seen) – this is legal safeguarding requirement. ID card holders attachable to belts (if preferred) can be purchased from the C6 Office, but must be visible at all times. The use of mobile phones or headphones are not to be used/on display in the academy, from 8am until 5pm.


Parents can be assured that appropriate clothing can be purchased affordably from many high street chains.

Use of headphones is only permitted during independent study in the Capital 6 Learning Zone and should not be used anywhere else in the school building. The use of mobile phones is not to be permitted in the school building. However on some occasions and with permission from a member of staff may allow technology to be accessed as part of the curriculum and calls made be made in a quiet area with the permission of the Capital 6 team.