The end of school holidays will come around in no time, so ensure you get ahead of the back to school rush with all of the essentials for the kids returning to the classroom in September.
From affordable uniforms, PE kits, and school shoes to school bags, lunch boxes, pens, stationery, and more, we’ve put together your ultimate back to school shopping checklist.
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Buying your school uniform
- School blazer and jackets
- Cardigans and jumpers
- Gingham dresses
- Pinafores and dresses
- Polo shirts
- Shirts and blouses
- PE kits and sportswear
- Underwear, socks and tights
It’s always great to pick up some spare tops and bottoms if you can to avoid any last-minute stresses with washing during the week if your little one’s clothes are hard to keep clean.
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Where to find school shoes that fit
Panicking about school shoes and trainers that actually fit? Wondering which shops are the best to buy shoes for the new term? The shops at Whiteley have solutions for kids of all ages and all sizes.
Clarks school shoes are always popular as they know about caring for growing feet to provide unbeatable all-day comfort and their school shoes pass up to 60 tough tests, meaning they’re built to last.
Clarks also offer an in-store measure and fit service where their experts will be able to help you find the perfect shoe fit and style. Better yet, you can book an appointment at a specific time and not have to worry about little ones getting impatient.
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Schuh has everything: classic black school shoes, Mary-Jane designs, and premium leather school buys alongside trainers and plimsolls from Adidas and Vans. Featuring brands such as Kickers, Lelli Kelly, Nike and Doc Martens school shoes – they totally have you covered.
Get the best school bags in town
For younger children, Smiggle is back to school heaven with newly designed school bundles (backpack, lunchbox, drink bottle and pencil case) and a huge array of multibuy offers of pens, earphones, art sets and wallets.
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Books to get them inspired
From boosting their at-home learning in preparation for the new term or just inspiring them to discover books they’ll love reading, WH Smith have brilliant shelves filled with novels, comics and reference books for all ages.
It’s also great for secondary school essentials such as a dictionary, a thesaurus and foreign language dictionaries.
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Pens, pencil cases, notebooks – all the good stationery stuff
Working out what back to school stationery you need? Check out our handy checklist below:
- Pens (black or blue)
- Pencil case
- Pencil sharpener
- Correction fluid
- Glue stick
- Maths supplies (compass, protractor, set square, calculator)
- Memory stick
To find our full list of stores on offer at Whiteley, visit our Eat Drink Shop page.
* Please note that all products mentioned are subject to availability.