A head teacher of a primary school in the UK has had to write to the parents of students asking them to stop wearing their pyjamas to school and 'to have a wash and get dressed' before dropping off their kids.

Kate Chisholm from Skerne Park Academy, Darlington, made the appeal after more and more adults started wearing pyjamas at the school gates and as well as at meetings and assemblies which isn't exactly the standard she thinks they should be setting for their kids.

Apparently the straw that broke the camel's back was when some parents wore their pyjamas to the school's Christmas show and a recent parent-teacher evening.

Talking to the BBC she said "It just got to the point when I thought 'enough's enough'. I'm not trying to tell people what to do with their lives, but I just think having a really good role model first thing in the morning, getting yourself up, getting yourself dressed, ready for business, out to school is a really good example to set. I'm afraid wearing pyjamas, going to school, maybe doesn't reinforce that somehow."

"I have had loads of support from the community and people saying it's about time something was done. I have had far more positive responses than negative. If I get the parents on board then we often get the children too and in order to get the best chances for the children we have to raise the bar with the parents."

In the letter sent out to parents she wrote: "If we're to raise standards it's not too much to ask parents to have a wash and get dressed."