Head BANS parents from wearing PYJAMAS on school run – and they're not all happy

, by Laura Ikeji



BAN: School head calls for parents to stop wearing pyjamas when collecting their kids

Headteacher Kate Chisholm wrote to parents saying it was important to set a good example to kids at Skerne Park Primary School in Darlington, County Durham.

In a letter she wrote she had “noticed an increasing tendency for parents to escort children while still wearing their pyjamas and, on occasion, even slippers".

The teacher requests that parents take the time to dress appropriately in day wear which is suitable for the weather conditions.

She said: "We want the very best for our children and we do feel that parents turning up in their pyjamas to bring their children to school or for school meetings are setting a bad example to our children.


ROW: Skerne Park Primary School in Darlington, Country Durham

"It is not a judgement on the parents - who they are or how they are - we just feel we get the children to come in uniform because we like to be role models and that parents should be the same.”

Even though it was only “a small minority” – it was “too many” for Ms Chisholm.

Warehouseman Phil Naylor, 40, thought it was “hilarious” when he got the letter.

The father-of-four said: "I thought it was hilarious when we got the letter. It has gone beyond a joke.

"It started with the odd parent turning up in pyjamas and now I'd say there are about 10 on any given day.

"It's more-or-less the same people who do it. They don't do it every time but each day there are about 10 who don't have clothes on.

"You know they have just got up and either walked out the door or got straight into the car. There is no way these people have considered getting a wash or brushing their hair.

”They'll turn up wrapped in a duvet next.”


MEMO: Phil Naylor f