Cheslyn Hay Academy, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, WS6 7JQ
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
life at aspire sixth form

Life at Aspire Sixth

Joining our sixth form is about social development as well as academic achievement. We have a very busy social calendar which ensures there will be at least one activity or event to suit every student. All students are encouraged to join the various sports clubs and teams, enjoy the range of visits planned, join us on university visits and open days and contribute to the growing links that the school has established.

Dress Code

Aspire Sixth Dress Code

We follow a professional dress code that we expect all students to adhere to. Our professional dress code is intended to ensure our students are well prepared for University interviews, job interviews and professional careers and is in line with staff professional dress expectations. The overarching principle of our approach is that students should be smart and professional so that at any point they would feel comfortable in representing the school in a formal situation. 

Best practice would be to wear a suit, with a tie where appropriate. Alternatives may be worn but should meet a similar standard of professionalism and formality. Other guidance for professional attire are given below:

  • Suits, shirts and ties with jacket or smart woollen jumper/cardigans 
  • Smart, business dresses or smart skirts/trousers and blouse/shirt combinations are also suitable
  • Shoes should not be ‘trainers’ or 'pumps’, smart ankle boots are permitted and should have suitable heels. Doc Martin boots/walking style boots are not considered professional dress and are not permitted. Sliders, Sandals or flip flops are not considered professional dress.
  • Trousers must never be jeans, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, and should not be ripped
  • Hoodies or sweatshirts are not permitted
  • All shorts, skirts and dresses should be almost knee length as a minimum; short skirts/dresses or shorts are not permitted. 
  • Shoulders and midriffs should be covered at all times; cami and low cut style tops are not permitted
  • Students must wear their lanyard at all times
  • Jewellery, makeup and piercings must be subtle in their appearance 
  • Hairstyles and colours should be considered ‘professional’ and should not be extreme.

The Head of Aspire Sixth and Headteachers of Cheslyn Hay Academy and Great Wyrley Academy will determine what is deemed ‘professional dress’. Where students are not following the professional dress code, they may loan suitable alternative school clothing where possible, or be asked to return home to adjust their attire accordingly before returning to school.


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