A primary school headteacher has written to parents requesting they take time to get dressed in the morning and stop dropping their children off in their pyjamas.
Kate Chisholm, headteacher at Skerne Park Academy, Darlington, made the appeal after she had noticed an increase in the amount of parents wearing nightwear to the school gates. It also included wearing them to school assemblies and meetings.
In the letter she said: “I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from school while still wearing their pyjamas and, on occasion, even slippers.”
Phil Naylor, a parent who has children at the school, said: “We all support the school and I hope this helps get the message across to parents.
“It’s disgraceful, we should be guiding our children not giving them bad habits.”