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.

Key Stage 4 Dress Code

The dress code for Key Stage 4 students consists of:

  • Employer-branded shirt (available to purchase from college)
  • Royal blue soft-shell jacket (available to purchase from college)
  • Black trousers or black skirt*
  • Black smart shoes

*Skirts must be appropriate for work in terms of material, style and length. Skirts should be straight and not tightly tailored or of a stretchy ‘lycra’ type material. Skirts must be worn on the knee and not of high waisted style. Splits should be of an appropriate length for school.

The following items are not permitted: Casual boots/shoes, 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.

Year 12 Dress Code

The following business dress is deemed appropriate and professional for all sixth form students at UTCW:

We require all our male students to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • A suit appropriate for a professional environment
  • A long sleeved shirt with stiff collar – appropriate for a professional environment
  • An appropriate tie – suitable for a professional environment
  • Smart, polished shoes – suitable for a professional environment

We require all our female students to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • A skirt, dress or trouser suit appropriate for a professional environment
  • The skirt/dress should be of a formal style and knee length
  • Tops/blouses/shirts suitable for a professional environment
  • Smart, polished supportive shoes with a sturdy sole that can have up to a one inch heel

Students must avoid/not wear: 

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words or diagrams on clothing, other than the UTC logo
  • Open shoes, training shoes and flip flops
  • Sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Denim shirts, Jeans or skinny leg jeans
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Denim tops, Jeans or skinny leg jeans/leggings
  • Low necked tops, vest tops and crop tops

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