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Our students are expected to be aspirational role models for younger students in the Academy and they follow the same rules as the rest of the academy. We expect students to attend lessons regularly and punctually, and be respectful of themselves and others at all times. For further information on the behaviour for learning policy please see the academy website. The Sixth Form Dress Code requires students to dress in a professional and business-like way:




Dark grey, navy blue or black suit

Dark grey or black suit - trousers or dress/skirt.
Jacket/blazer must be worn. No leggings and no skirts/dresses above the knee

Buttoned shirt with collar and a tie
(Plain jumpers are permitted)

Buttoned blouse with collar.
(Plain jumpers are permitted)

Smart leather shoes (no boots, trainers, plimsolls or boat shoes) black or brown

Leather low-heeled shoes or boots

No facial piercings or visible tattoos

Make up and jewellery should be subtle. No facial piercings or visible tattoos

Behaviour for learning

We promote excellent behaviour for learning throughout the sixth form so that we achieve ‘The best from everyone’. Every student should achieve their:

  • Best work
  • Best attendance and punctuality
  • Best Behaviour, attitude and courtesy
  • Best Dress
  • Best contribution to Academy life


Walthamstow Academy Prefect System

As well as the frequent informal opportunities to lead learning within Sixth Form lessons, there are formal leadership positions reserved for the Sixth Form. The positions of Head Boy, Head Girl and Head Prefect are much coveted and the competition to secure these roles is fiercely contested each year. The application process involves a presentation to the Principal and a rigorous interview conducted by members of the Academy’s senior leadership team. The Head Boy and Head Girl have wide reaching roles and responsibilities and become the ‘face’ of the Sixth Form during their tenure. They are seen as figureheads by students lower down the school and build strong relationships with each year group while chairing the school council meetings. The Head Prefect plays a crucial role in the day to day running of the Academy, organising the team of Prefects who manage Academy activities and charity events, act as mentors for students in the lower school and assist at parents’ evenings and open evenings.


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