Primary school writes to parents urging them not to wear 'skimpy' outfits on the school run

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A primary school has written to parents asking them not to wear pyjamas or skimpy clothing on the school run. (Stock image: Getty)

A primary school has reportedly written to parents urging them not to wear "skimpy" outfits for the school run.

Seymour Primary in Crawley, West Sussex, sent a letter to parents titled 'Playground Etiquette' in which it asked them to dress more appropriately when they pick up and drop off their children, The Sun reported.

According to the newspaper, the letter said some mums were turning up at school in miniskirts, low-cut tops, pyjamas and clothing resembling underwear.

It said the letter said: "Wearing clothes that are too skimpy or for other times of day is not setting a good example."

Seymour Primary in Crawley sent the letter to parents. (Google Maps)
Seymour Primary in Crawley sent the letter to parents. (Google Maps)

One parent told The Sun: "I’ve seen mums in dressing gowns and slippers, and one wearing a see-through mini skirt and crop top on a cold, spring day — you could literally see everything.

They added: "Parents need to show a good example on standards of dress."

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In a statement to The Sun, the school's co-headteachers said the note had been issued in response to an increasing number of parents wearing pyjamas and at times revealing clothing that "looked like underwear".

But they said that while it was intended as guidance, the wording could have been "less prescriptive".

It's not the first time a school has written to parents on the issue of dropping off children while dressed inappropriately.

In 2016 Kate Chisholm, head of Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, wrote to parents saying: "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.

"Could I please ask that when you are escorting your children, you take the time to dress appropriately in day wear that is suitable for the weather conditions."

At the time, Chisholm explained she was hoping her appeal could raise levels of achievement in the classroom, adding: "If we're to raise standards, it's not too much to ask parents to have a wash and get dressed."

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