We offer our Sixth Formers great opportunities at Wren. In return however there are responsibilities and we have expectations which all of our students should meet. These expectations are hopefully not onerous and they help to make Wren a better place for all members of our community. The standards we expect from our Sixth Form are also good for them as they help prepare the Sixth Formers for what will be expected in the workplace and allows them to put something back into their community.
All of our Sixth Formers are role models for younger students in the Academy and all are leaders. Younger students will look up to them and will often take a lead from the way they behave. We expect all Sixth Formers to be polite and well behaved around the Academy. In the Library and other study areas, Sixth Formers are expected to demonstrate good learning habits. Often, Sixth Formers will find themselves working with younger students (perhaps at a charitable event or school performance). On these occasions the Sixth Formers must always be aware of their responsibility to encourage younger students and to set a positive example.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
- It is expected that attendance in the Sixth Form will be 100% and should never fall below 98%. We have to comment on students attendance in a UCAS reference.
- Parents are expected to contact the attendance office on the first day of a students absence.
- When students return to school after any period of absence, they must bring a note signed by their parent/carer giving full reasons for absence. Permission for holiday leave must be requested in advance from Mr Smith and is strongly discouraged.
- Students may wish to visit university open days. This is encouraged, but we would ask them to select carefully and limit themselves to no more than two visits during school time. Students should inform their tutor in advance and bring in a note.
- Students are expected to inform all subject staff prior to known absences and to ensure that they catch up with class and independent work missed due to any absence.
Clothes and Appearance
Wren Academy’s gender-neutral dress code allows members of the Sixth Form to set a high standard in their personal appearance and conduct. All items on the list below may be worn by Wren Academy Sixth Form students:
- Smart trousers
- Smart skirt of an appropriate length
- Smart dress of an appropriate length
- Smart shirt with collar
- Smart blouse
- Smart jumper
- Smart cardigan
- Smart leather or suede shoes (or shoes of leather/suede appearance)
- Smart jacket or blazer
- Formal items, such as waistcoats and ties, are optional
Please also be aware of the following:
- Coats may be worn but are to be removed once inside classrooms/study areas
- A single piercing in each ear is permitted, as well as a single nose stud
- Hair should be of a natural colour
- Where religious dress is worn such as a hijab, turban, abaya etc., it should be worn in conjunction with the dress code and maintain its spirit.
Please assume that anything not specifically listed above is not allowed. For example, denim, visible tattoos and facial piercings are not included on the list, so are not permitted. Any clothing with rips, holes or large logos/slogans will not be deemed as being smart and the judgement of the Academy Leadership Group will be final on all matters relating to the Sixth Form Dress Code.
Finally, please remember that the dress code in the Sixth Form is a privilege not enjoyed by other members of the school community. It reflects the level of maturity and independence we expect from our Sixth Form students and any student failing to comply with it may be sent home to change.
Students may choose their own sports kit but it must be appropriate for physical exercise. All students taking part in sport should have a pair of trainers, socks, shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a sports t-shirt. Students who represent the Academy at sporting fixtures will be asked to ensure they have the appropriate team kit.