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Uniform Guidelines For 2023/2024 Years 12 & 13

At Wanstead High Sixth Form we follow a professional, office attire dress code, and ask that all pupils who join the Sixth Form adhere to this.

Sixth Form pupil uniform:

Formal fit suit 


Should be smart and professional, ID badges must be worn at all times.

Formal collared shirt  with tie or 
business style blouse 


Top button must be done up. Shirts can be long or short-sleeved.

Formal fit skirt or dress  (professional length)  with business style  blazer 


Should be smart and professional, ID badges must be worn at all times

Black leather-style  shoes 


Formal flat or low-heeled shoes or sensible, practical, flat or low-heeled formal boots can be worn but must be covered under the trousers or no higher than ankle length.



Jewellery worn to school should be safe and appropriate.
Pupils may wear up to two small stud earrings in each ear and one small nose stud may also be worn. Hoop or drop earrings of any size are not permitted.  No other body or facial piercings should be displayed.
Pupils may wear a watch; smartwatches are not permitted in exams or assessments.

Make Up 


Make-up needs to be subtle and nail varnish can be worn. Nails to be of a natural or pale shade



Pupils must wear their hair in a natural colour, bright unnatural colours are not permitted. Extreme hair styles or those associated with any kind of anti-social activities or groups are not permitted. These change from time to time and the Headteacher reserves the right to specify what these might be at any point.
The patterned shaving of hair or eyebrows is forbidden.
Wanstead High School has adopted the Halo Code. This means our school champions the right of staff and pupils to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs and headscarves, as long as they are in line with school colours and hair colour guidance.
This does not include durags or bonnets which are not appropriate in school.

Religious Headwear 


Religious headwear must be plain and neutral in colour.

Hoodies and other 
 jumpers  or coats 


Hooded sports tops or ‘hoodies’ are not permitted and will be confiscated.

Hats, Ski Masks,  Balaclavas, 
Face coverings 



It is not permitted for any pupil to wear any form of cap or hat in the school building. A woollen hat can be worn to and from school and at break/lunchtimes when the weather is cold. Ski masks, balaclavas and face coverings should not be worn, to, from or within school.