First impressions count. We want all UTC Warrington students to have a competitive edge. Our students will regularly work alongside university and employer partners; we want them to look professional and integrate seamlessly.

The dress code is underpinned by a common sense approach. Ambiguities surrounding it should focus around the question ‘would you wear that to a formal job interview?’

The Principal & Chief Executive retains the final decision on all matters relating to the dress code. Repeated defiance of the dress code will result in parents being contacted and students being told to return home for appropriate attire.

The dress code will be reviewed annually. Students and parents views will be sought before any changes are implemented.

All students must wear a UTC Warrington Lanyard and ID Card when around the college building.


At UTC Warrington, students need to arrive at college fully prepared and equipped for their day.

Bags should fit in with the dress code. The preferred bag for both male and female students is a black or brown leather satchel. Experience tells us that rucksacks can damage the shoulders of students’ suits hence the request for a satchel.

On days students have PE on their timetable, they are also permitted to carry a holdall. This should be stored in a locker when not needed and returned to the locker after the lesson.