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

Key Stage 4 Dress Code

The dress code for Key Stage 4 students consists of:

  • Navy Chinos or navy work-wear trousers or black school trousers with the UTCW logo
  • Blue polo shirt with the UTCW logo*
  • Blue Hoodie or Blue soft shell jacket with UTCW Logo*
  • Low heeled, plain black shoes or black trainers. These must not be sports style trainers and must be completely black

*Current Year 11’s may continue to wear the Navy soft shell jacket they wore during Year 10 and any employer branded shirts

The following items are not permitted: Sports or material based trainers, jackets and outdoor coats, jeans. 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.

UTC Warrington 6th Form Dress Code – September 2022

Our sixth form dress code reflects the high expectations of the college and is based on the dress codes of our Employer Sponsors.

All sixth form students:

  • are role models for the younger students in the school and have a responsibility to model appropriate dress and appearance;
  • are representatives of UTC Warrington and our University and Employer Sponsors. Their dress and appearance must, therefore, project a positive and professional image at all times. Our dress code takes into account the broad range of activities that sixth form students engage in during the working day.

The following attire is acceptable:

  • UTC Lanyard and ID badge (mandatory)
  • UTC Polo shirt white or blue (mandatory)
  • UTC Softshell jacket or UTC Hoodie (mandatory)

Optional items:

  • Smart skirts. Skirts should be no shorter than 4 inches above knee;
  • Smart, tailored full-length or ¾ length trousers, work-wear trousers or chinos
  • Smart denim jeans
  • Smart shoes/trainers
  • The appropriate protective clothing and footwear must be worn in workshops and Science labs;

Items that are not permitted:

  • Outdoor coats must not be worn in the building (lockers are provided)
  • Sportswear, tracksuit or jogging bottoms
  • Shorts
  • Flip flops/sandals

General Principles:

  • Clothing must be professional or smart-casual attire
  • Clothing should be clean and in a good state of repair
  • Visible tattoos are discouraged and must be discreet and inoffensive
  • Unless otherwise stipulated for health and safety reasons (e.g. in workshops), jewellery may be worn, including a single nose stud. Other facial piercings should be removed (retainers are permitted)
  • Nail varnish and acrylic nails are allowed, but nails must be kept to a reasonable length for health and safety reasons.

Mandatory items of clothing may purchased from:

A UTC lanyard and ID badge will be issued on enrolment free of charge.  Replacement lanyards (£2.50) and ID badges (£2.00) are chargeable.

A 6th form bursary is available to support qualifying students with any of the items required.  Please email Mrs Lindsey Devine Office Manager for further details (

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