School urges parents to stop wearing pajamas when dropping off their kids

UK primary school asks parents to be more “appropriately dressed” when dropping off their children. 

Ayresome Primary School in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, has issued a “polite” plea to parents, asking them to be more thoughtful when it comes to their outfits. The unusual request was provoked by the increase in moms and dads wearing pajamas while leaving their kids at school.

However, some rebel parents ignored the school principal’s appeal and continued turning up in nightwear at the gates, Daily Mail reports.

Credits: Richard Rayner

For instance, on Monday, a mother was seen walking alongside her son wearing a fleecy teddy bear dressing gown with ears on the hood and pajama bottoms. A dad was spotted in a green dressing gown with the belt flapping. Several other moms were also seen in pajamas while sending their kids to school.

A concerned mother commented:

“I can understand why the head is trying to stop it, the kids just follow the example they see from their parents and it isn’t setting a good standard. The children all have to wear their uniforms and they look smart when they come to school so there’s no reason why the parents shouldn’t either.

Some of the states you see here is unbelievable. I wouldn’t go and pick up a pint of milk from the doorstep dressed like that, let alone walk half a mile through the streets.”

Credits: Richard Rayner

Ayresome Primary School says they are simply trying to follow standards.

In a statement, Charlotte Haylock, the Executive Headteacher of Ayresome Primary School, said:

“We’ve recently seen an increase in the number of parents wearing dressing gowns when dropping off and collecting their children from school. This prompted me to issue a polite reminder to parents for them to wear appropriate clothing when accompanying their children to and from school.

As a school, we encourage our children to be appropriately dressed at all times and we feel it is important for parents to do likewise. If parents are concerned about any issue impacting on their child’s schooling, my door is always open if they need to seek advice and support.”

Credits: Richard Rayner

Additionally, Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer for Ad Astra Academy Trust, commented:

“A number of parents and teachers have also expressed concern about some parents wearing nightwear at the school and I wholeheartedly support the stance taken by the headteacher.”

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