Dress Code

We ask parents to support the College Dress Code and ensure that their daughter is in the correct College Dress every day. The College reserves the right to decide on the suitability of any items of clothing. Should you be unsure about anything, we urge you to contact us before purchasing.

Item
Acceptable
Unacceptable
Additional Notes
Trousers
  • Plain smart black
  • Flat or pleated front
  • Full length bootleg or straight style
  • Cropped /shorts/rolled up
  • Skinny or flared leg
  • Jeans or denim
  • Jeans “style” or combats
  • Leggings/jeggings/tracksuits
  • Zips that show
  • Large belts
  • Buckles/ laces
  • Pin stripes
Belts should be worn within belt loops and not for decorative purposes. If worn with boots, trousers should be worn outside boots.
Skirt
  • Plain smart black
  • Modest length
  • Pleated or plain A-line style
  • Skinny fitting styles/tube/jersey/lycra/
  • bandeau/clingy fabric
  • Large belts, buckles, laces, pin stripes
  • Denim
  • Slits
  • Jubbah/shalwaar kameez/abaya
  • Floor length
  • Pinafore dresses
Skirts must cover three quarters of the upper leg as a minimum.
Blouse
  • School range
  • Plain white
  • Must have collar
  • Fitted/ tailored
  • Coloured
  • Embroidery
  • Sleeveless
  • Patterned
  • Midriff on show
  • Sheer/transparent
Any vest/top worn underneath should be plain white, and the blouse should remain buttoned up to cover this.
Polo shirt
  • School range
  • Plain white
  • Must have collar
  • Coloured
  • Embroidery
  • Sleeveless
  • Patterned
  • Midriff on show
 
Tights / Socks
  • Tights - Plain black or flesh coloured – school range
  • Socks – Plain black or white ankle
  • Patterned or footless tights
 
Sweatshirt
/jumper/
cardigan
  • Plain black
  • Coloured hoodies
  • Logos/name brands other than the
  • SJNCC logo
  • Embellished/Lace/transparent fabric
  • Floor length cardigans
Hoods are not to be worn up in College.
Coat
  • A waterproof coat
  • Coloured sweatshirts/hoodies
  • Denim
Coloured sweatshirts/hoodies are not suitable to be worn as a coat.
Shoes
  • Plain black leather or “leather look” shoes or boots.
  • Daps/Plimsolls/Vans/Converse
  • Trousers tucked into boots
  • Trainers
  • Flip flops
  • Heels over 2”/large platform soles
  • Ugg/Ugg-style or knitted boots
  • Studs/chains/decorations
Trainers are only to be
worn when participating in a sporting activity.
Boots must be fully laced up.
Head / hair
wear
  • Plain black or white headscarf
  • Plain black or white hair bands,
  • “bobbles and clips”
  • Embellished or decorated
  • Coloured
Hats should not be worn indoors at any time.
Dance Kit
  • Plain white t-shirt, vest top or
  • SJNCC dance t-shirt
  • Black sweatshirt
  • Black tracksuit trousers or leggings
  • Trainers and white socks
  • Zips or buttons on sweatshirts (Health and Safety)
 
PE Kit
  • Plain white t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black shorts or tracksuit trousers
  • White socks
  • Black sports leggings only for trampolining, aerobics, health and fitness and fitness activities
  • Sports Trainers only
  • Zips or buttons on sweatshirts (Health and Safety)
  • Pumps/Converse/Vans
  • Hair down (it must be tied back)
Year 7 will also require a swimming costume and a towel.
Other
  • Any make up worn should be discreet
  • 1 small pair of stud/sleeper earrings/small nose stud
  • Watch
  • ID cards to be worn on lanyard at all times
  • (these will be provided)
  • Nails must be of a suitable length for PE
  • Extreme, non-natural hair/weave colours e.g. pink, blue, red, green – including dip dyed
  • Heavy make up
  • Any item of jewellery other than those listed - including facial piercings
  • Ear stretchers
If a lanyard is lost it is the responsibility of the student to buy a replacement.

Please note, the ‘unacceptable’ list is not exhaustive, and we expect parents to support the spirit of the College Dress Code. We would like our students to look business like and ready for learning. This guide does not attempt to deal with every aspect of clothing - what it is offering is a guide to a common-sense approach to dress, one that gives ample scope for individuality within the broadly stated aim of the College.