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Back to School Check List

Back to School Essentials Checklist

Back to School is fast approaching, so if you’re ready to start shopping for the new term, we’ve rounded up everything you might need for the first day back in September. Whether you’re looking for a school uniform checklist, or a guide about what to pack in their school bag, or the latest school shoe trend – help is here with JD Sports, Waterstones, Clintons, Schuh, Wilko, New Look, Claire’s, Clarks, Sports Direct, River Island, Deichmann, The Works, Poundland and HMV.

School Uniform Checklist

Whether your child has grown out of their school clothes or are just in need of a refresh, there’s plenty of really great deals around on school uniform for a back to school upgrade without breaking the bank. Poundland have a small selection of uniform and underwear for your little ones at affordable prices.

  • Shirts / blouses / polo shirts
  • Skirts / pinafores / dresses / trousers
  • Summer dress
  • Jumpers and/or cardigans
  • Tie
  • Blazer
  • Coat
  • Hat, scarf and gloves
  • School shoes
  • Trainers /pumps
  • School socks and/or tights
  • Pants / briefs / vests
  • Schoolbag / backpack
  • Name tags
  • Lunch Box / Water bottle
  • PE bag
  • Hair Accessories

Back to school shopping can be particularly tough, especially when it comes to finding the correct school shoes to perfectly fit your little ones feet. Some of the key things that need to be kept in mind are the durability of the shoe, do they fit correctly, are they waterproof and will they be comfortable to wear. Discover the perfect pair of school shoes for growing feet at Clarks, beat the queues and book an in-store fitting appointment here.  For those more fussy teens head to Schuh, JD, Sports Direct, New Look, Deichmann and River Island for the latest footwear trends for girls and boys.

Stationery for Back to School

Parents are all stocking up on everything their children will need for going back to school, including a LOT of cool school stationery including Kenji available in Clintons and HMV. And it seems we’re all watching the pennies more closely these days, so we’re always on the lookout for deals on school stationery. Head to The Works, Poundland, Wilko and Claire’s for great selections on stationery to suit every parent’s budget.

  • Pencil Case
  • Pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Pens
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Protractor Sets
  • Glue Sticks
  • Calculator

Cool School Bags For Teenage Boys and Girls

A decent school bag is high on the agenda for teens at secondary school – and durability, comfort, size, and style are all factors to consider.

Whether they want a school bag that’s got plenty of room and storage pockets, or the latest sports brand to a designer Kanken backpack get ready to impress your teen with some of the best school bags for teenagers. Shop the full range of bags at JD, Schuh, River Island, Sports Direct, New Look and Deichmann.