The South Wolverhamtpon & Bilston Academy

Sixth Form Dress Code/Personal Belongings

The Dress Code

Male students

  • A black/grey/blue suit (jacket and trousers of the same material). It may be plain, pin striped or checked.
  • A white or black shirt.
  • A tie.
  • Smart formal shoes or boots (trainers are not allowed)
  • Haircuts should avoid any excesses of fashion or colour.

Female students

  • A black/grey/blue suit (skirt, dress or trousers) or a formal jacket with smart tailored trousers, skirt or dress.
  • Skirts/dresses should be knee length and trousers should be full length.
  • A blouse or shirt.
  • Smart formal shoes or boots (trainers, plimsolls or “Ugg” type boots are not allowed)
  • Haircuts should avoid any excesses of fashion or colour.

Where deemed inappropriate, a student may be sent home to rectify the situation.

The following are NOT allowed:

  • Facial or body piercings
  • Visible tattoos
  • Hats or baseball caps
  • Outside coats/jackets must be removed when inside the building

 Any jewellery worn must be discreet and appropriate. Within these limits, students are expected to use judgement and common sense.

Equipment

Students will be issued with an ID badge and a planner. The ID badge must be worn at all times for identification purposes as well as to access buildings/rooms and to pay for food. Replacements can be arranged at a cost of £2.50.
Subject teachers will make known any specific equipment needed for their students, but all should attend Sixth Form prepared with:

  • A lever arch ring binder for EACH subject studied.
  • A4 lined paper, plain paper, and graph paper (dependent on study program)
  • Pens/Pencils/Ruler/Eraser
  • A calculator for Science, Maths etc.
  • A USB memory stick/external hard-drive.

ICT Accounts and Email

All students will be issued with an IT log on and email account at the start of the year. You will be given an email address on enrolment. Your email will be First Name.Surname@oswba.co.uk

Sixth Form Dress Code/Personal Belongings

There are a limited number of lockers available in the Sixth Form; these are offered on a first come first served basis. Students are strongly advised not to bring large sums of money or other valuables into Academy or to leave money, bags or other items unattended in the common room, classrooms or library.

Mobile Phones

Whilst students may bring a mobile phone into Sixth Form, it should be switched off during assemblies, exams, tutor time and during lessons (unless directed otherwise by the teacher). They must also be switched off or on silent in the library or study areas. Members of staff are entitled to confiscate mobile phones if they are used during lessons. 

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