Building update - in go the toilets and showers, not long until September


Update on the building: furniture going into the science laboratories and general classrooms now taking shape. Not long until September 2021!


News from the building - have a look at the spacious size of one of our general classrooms as it takes shape


This week’s photo updates: a) the topping going on the first floor and b) the view of the building from Kings Avenue.


Photos this week from the building: onwards and onwards - roll on August 2021!


Building update: roof work continues and the services are now going in! Roll on September. Full steam ahead


Our virtual course discussions start today. Many thanks to all of you for confirming. Please make sure you use the link in your confirmation email to join the meeting. We look forward to meeting you


Thank you for all your recent applications! We are working hard to set up our virtual course discussions. We will be using MS Bookings and MS Teams. An email giving details of the available dates and times will be coming out next week–please check your emails for further details.


Our fantastic new building continues to move forward at pace – the windows are going in!


An excellent Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday–thanks to all who attended the main presentation & marketplace, lots of interesting questions! A huge thanks to staff from across for their support. Our subject FAQs & presentations are available on


Update from Mr Hainey on course discussions: meeting so many fantastic students, exactly the calibre we want. Come and be part of something special at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. Our virtual open evening is Tuesday 12 January, 5.30 pm, see website for details!


Latest from the building: the roofing being completed and the internal walls going in. Roll on September!


Mr Hainey is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior leaders who will be working with him to launch Harris Clapham Sixth Form. To find out more see


Quote from Mr Hainey ”just met a student during a course discussion who told me she wants to be the first black Prime Minister”. All of us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form will support her in making this happen. A reminder you can apply online at


Our first course discussions with the students who have applied to come to our amazing new academy next September have just started. Check out our website and apply for a place online


Mr Hainey, Executive Principal, is delighted to announce appointment of two senior leaders, Miss Heuston and Mr Patel. More information to follow!


Calling all Yr11 students in Lambeth and beyond. A date for your diary - Our virtual open evening - Harris Clapham Sixth Form - Tuesday 12th Jan start time 5:30pm More to follow!


A fantastic building continues to take shape

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Dress Code

Harris Clapham Sixth Form is a place of learning and preparation for employment in a professional workplace. It is also, in itself, a professional workplace. Students and staff should wear clothes appropriate to such an environment. Our policy can be accessed from the bottom of this page. A summary is shown below:

Dress Code

Day to day general dress

Students and staff should wear clothes which project professionalism. Suits are the gold-standard for dressing for professional work. Shoes should be smart and appropriate to a professional workplace. Below will hopefully give students a clear summary.

Male business dress


  • Formal Business Suit
  • Formal shirt and tie
  • Formal shoes (you must be able to polish them)


Female business dress




  • Formal Business Suit (skirts must be at least to the knee, no stretchy lycra skirts allowed)
  • Formal Business Dress and jacket (Dress must have sleeves which cover at least the top
    quarter of the arm)
  • Formal Blouse or shirt
  • Formal shoes (you must be able to polish them)

Hair Cuts/Jewellery/Tattoos

  • Patterns or shapes cut into hair or eyebrows and brightly coloured hair – eg: Mohicans or tram lines are not allowed
  • Overly conspicuous jewellery - large earrings, necklaces are not allowed
  • Tattoos should not be visible. Visible body piercing is restricted to the ears and/or one small nose stud only. Bars, scaffolds and stretchers are not permitted. 

Formal occasions

Formal occasions and formal meetings with staff and any special events require more formal wear and students should wear a smart jacket or blazer. Students will be advised when an event is formal.

Inappropriate choice of dress

It is impossible to give an exhaustive list but:

Brightly coloured suits, sweatshirts, hoodies, chunky knitwear, leggings, tracksuits denim (jeans/top etc), T-shirts, vests, tank tops, crop tops and strappy tops are all incompatible with the professional appearance required at Harris Clapham Sixth Form as are trainers (including black leather trainers/kickers), canvas shoes and informal boots and shoes such as vans/pumps. As the Sixth Form is a learning environment, any garment that covers or significantly obscures the face is unacceptable.

Final judgement as to what is appropriate lies with the academy leadership group.

In the summer

Jackets can be removed during the academy day.

Staff responsibilities

Students will look to staff for examples of dressing professionally. Staff will also therefore dress professionally and be role models for our students.

To access our dress code policy please click here.