Business Dress

Outwood Grange Academy’s Post 16 Centre Business Dress

We believe the time students spends at Outwood Grange Academy’s Post 16 Centre should prepare them for the world of work. As part of this, all students wear ‘Business Dress’ whenever they are in the Academy. We ask that students wear Business Dress with pride and act as a role model for younger students within the Academy.

The expectations are outlined below and any student who fails to meet these standards is at risk of disciplinary action.

FEMALE

  • Smart jacket with trousers, skirt or dress
  • Appropriate blouse or top (not low cut)
  • Tights must be worn with skirts or dresses
  • Shoes – smart shoes with heels up to 1½ inches
  • Smart boots are allowed not UGG type boots
  • No shorts
  • No sandals or shoes/boots with open toes, for health and safety reasons
  • No trainers or canvas shoes
  • No hoodies

MALE

  • Smart suit (jacket and trousers of the same colour)
  • Shirt and tie of choice
  • Tie must be worn with shirt collar fastened and tie length to reach the top of trousers/belt
  • Smart shoes
  • No shorts
  • No sandals or shoes/boots with open toes, for health and safety reasons
  • No trainers or canvas shoes
  • No hoodies

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain the boundaries of acceptable business dress and presentation. In all cases the judgement of the Principal/Director of Post 16 will be final on matters of acceptable dress and presentation. Students should consult with the Principal before having a facial piercing or wearing an item of clothing about which they are unclear as to its suitability.

If any student is unsure about any item of clothing, they are to keep the receipt and bring the item(s) into the Centre to have it checked by the Principal/Director of Post 16 as to its suitability.