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Student Dress Code

The dress code for the WMG Academy for Young Engineers is business attire. Below we have outlined the dress code information for Years 10&11 and Years 12&13. Please note that as well as the business attire information, there are also some general guidelines on appearance.  Good-quality business clothing is available from a number of affordable retail outlets including: Asda, BHS, H&M, Next, Marks & Spencers, Sainsbury & Tesco.

KEY STAGE 4 – (YEARS 10 AND 11)

 Male Learners

  • Business suit in black or dark grey or tailored separates, ie, jacket in black or dark grey with trousers;
  • Non-patterned collared white shirt with WMGA tie. (The WMGA tie is currently out to tender and will be provided by the Academy on the first day of term);
  • Black formal business type shoes (plain black upper and sole with no logos) made of either leather or man-made leather type material;
  • Optional plain black V neck sweater in winter months under blazer (no sports/fashion sweatshirts with logos permitted);
  • WMGA lanyard to be worn at all times (provided in September).

Female Learners

  • Business/work-style dress in plain black or dark grey , at least knee length;
  • Business suit in black or dark grey or tailored separates, ie, jacket in black or dark grey with trousers or skirt.  No leggings of any description;
  • Non-patterned white tailored blouse;
  • Black formal business type shoes (plain black upper and sole with no logos) made of either leather or man-made leather type material. Shoes need to be enclosed and not be high heeled;
  • Non-patterned natural tan or black tights may be worn with a skirt.  Leggings may not be worn;
  • WMGA lanyard to be worn at all times (provided in September).

KEY STAGE 5 – (YEARS 12 AND 13)

Male Learners

  • Business suit in black, dark grey or dark blue (feint pinstripe permitted) or tailored separates, ie, jacket in black or dark grey with trousers;
  • Collared business style shirt with no bold patterns with business style tie without pictures or logos;
  • Black formal business type shoes (plain black upper and sole with no logos) made of either leather or man-made leather type material;
  • Optional plain black V neck sweater in winter months under blazer (no sports/fashion sweatshirts with logos permitted);
  • WMGA lapel badge and lanyard to be worn at all times (provided in September).

Female Learners

  • Business/work-style dress in plain back, dark grey or dark blue, at least knee length;
  • Business suit in black, dark grey or dark blue (feint pinstripe permitted) or tailored separates i.e. jacket in black, dark grey or blue with trousers or skirt.  No leggings of any description;
  • Plain tailored blouse with no patterns, colours or logos;
  • Natural tan or black tights that are not patterned may be worn with a skirt.  Leggings may not be worn;
  • Black formal business type shoes (plain black upper and sole with no logos) made of either leather or man-made leather type material. Shoes need to be enclosed and not be high heeled;
  • WMG lapel badge and lanyard to be worn at all times (provided in September).

 

All Year Groups

Hair

 Hairstyles should be neat and conservative and in harmony with a professional business-style appearance.

In general, hairstyles should not be excessive or extreme, eg, they should not:-

  • Be closely shaved or have decoratively shaved patterns on the scalp
  • Have an unnatural hair colour, ie green/red/blue/pink/purple etc

If unsure, Parents/Carers should seek guidance from the Deputy Director of Pastoral and Additional Educational Needs about the suitability of a hair style BEFORE a visit to the hairdresser.

Jewellery

 In a business-like working environment, with practical engineering curriculum opportunities, the only acceptable items of jewellery are:-

  • a wristwatch
  • 1 pair of plain small earlobe studs. (Jewellery worn in other body piercings is not permitted for health and safety reasons and invisible piercing retainers should be used as appropriate)

No other jewellery should be worn including rings, wristbands or bracelets. If you have any queries please contact the Deputy Director of Pastoral and Additional Educational Needs.

Tattoos

No visible tattoos.

Make-up

Make-up (including nail varnish, foundation, lip-stick, blusher, eye-shadow etc) should be natural and conservative and in harmony with a professional business-style appearance.