Headteacher admits she can’t stop parents wearing pyjamas on school run as they still ignore her pleas

A HEADTEACHER has admitted she can’t stop parents wearing pyjamas on a school run as they continue to ignore her pleas.

Parents at a Teesside school have been caught doing the school run in the pyjamas – days after the headteacher pleaded with them to smarten up.


However, bosses at Ayrseome Primary School admit there won't be any consequences for those who don't adhere after it emerged some had been dropping their children off while still wearing their dressing gowns.

It sparked a Facebook post from the Middlesbrough school, reminding parents that such attire wasn't appropriate.

However, on Tuesday, one woman was spotted rocking up to the school in a pair of Mickey Mouse pyjama pants.

That came a day after pictures in The Sun appeared to show mums and dads turning up in their dressing gowns and pyjamas.

Speaking on Tuesday, Charlotte Haylock, Executive Headteacher of Ayresome Primary School, insisted that the "vast majority" of parents supported the school's stance.

However she admitted there won't be any consequences for those who don't adhere to the message, adding: "I hope that all parents follow the advice that I've given.

"But it is a decision they have to make."

Last week, the post from the school went viral as it divided opinion. It read: "Please can we ask that all parents/carers dress appropriately when dropping off and collecting children from school.

"Dressing gowns on the school yard are not appropriate."

Many parents told Teesside Live that they wholeheartedly backed the school's stance. One dad fumed: "I'm absolutely sick of it. It's not hard to get dressed in the morning."

And in a separate statement, 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.”

Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer for Ad Astra Academy Trust, added: “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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