School bans parents from wearing dressing gowns as they drop off children saying nightwear is 'not appropriate'

A SCHOOL has banned parents from wearing dressing gowns when they drop off their children, saying nightwear is "not appropriate".

Ayresome Primary School, in Middlesbrough, warned those on the school run to "dress appropriately" in a frank Facebook post on Friday morning.

Some parents applauded the pyjama boycott as they were "disgusted" by the nighttime attire that some people rock up in – while others said the PJ problem has been plaguing the school for over a decade.

The candid post from the primary school has since gone viral after dressing gown-gate was shared on social media.

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."

Some parents slammed others opting for comfort in their housecoats as "embarrassing".

One displeased dad told Teesside Live: "I'm absolutely sick of it. It's not hard to get dressed in the morning.

"Imagine how much those kids are going to be ridiculed when they get
into school.

"They don't even put on a fresh pair to come and collect them. A lot of the parents are disgusted by it."

Mum Aimee Baker, of Middlesbrough, also echoed his sentiment on sleepwear.

"My oldest who came here is 17 now and they were doing it then. They're local parents and it takes only two minutes to chuck some clothes on so there's no reason," she said.

"It's embarrassing for the children. There's no excuse, you should get washed and dressed every morning."

Another parent said: "It's not just a dressing gown though it's full pyjamas, then a dressing gown and slippers.


"It's just normal around here now."

Other locals reiterated concerns about the implications the lack of daywear has on schoolchildren.

"The mams shouldn't be coming to school in their pyjamas," one dad commented.

"They're night clothes for a reason so why would you come out in them during the daytime?

"The children will think it's acceptable and start repeating it."

But the dad-of-two is doubtful the dressing gown drama will change the way some parents dress for pick-ups and drop-offs – with local reports saying some parents still donned their robes on Friday morning.

They're night clothes for a reason so why would you come out in them during the daytime?

"They never listen to what the school says so I doubt it's going to change unfortunately," he continued.

But other Facebook users slammed supporters of the new dress code, saying "who cares".

"Why does everyone judge others so much? I mean I don’t and wouldn't but it’s cold, if they want to wear a dressing gown leave them to it," one wrote.

"They might have had a bad morning or struggling with their mental health or just want to climb back in bed when they get home. Big deal."

Another added: "I totally agree, judge judge judge that's all anyone does. At least they are getting their children to school.

"No one knows anyone's circumstances and what it took for them to be able to get out of bed and get the kids ready and to school."

The Sun Online has contacted Ayresome Primary School for comment.

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