Wilberforce Sixth Form College believe that dress plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos and values it represents and in setting an appropriate tone for learning, behaviour and attitude, but also in preparing students for the world of work and life beyond the College.
Items of dress that may reasonably be expected to cause offence or deemed inappropriate to any member of the college community, such as T-shirts bearing inappropriate language or images, or particularly revealing items of clothing, are not allowed to be worn in college.
If a student is believed to be in breach of the College Dress Code, the matter should be referred to Student Services. They will review the situation and, if they feel that the code has
been breached, they will:
– Discuss the matter with the student(s) concerned, explaining clearly what the issue is and in what way they have breached the Dress Code
– Send the individual home from College so they can remove or change the items of clothing, as appropriate. It should be made clear that this is not a suspension or exclusion, and that they will be readmitted to college immediately once they comply with the Dress Code.
Persistent or wilful breaches of the Dress Code will be dealt with in accordance with the relevant disciplinary procedures