From backpacks to books, everything you need is at Whiteley
Thinking about back to school shopping? With a huge selection of family-friendly food and drink spots, useful opening times, distanced shopping and car parking spaces, Whiteley takes the stress out of new term shopping for parents too.
From shoes and uniforms to books, backpacks, water bottles and more* at Clarks, Next, Marks & Spencer, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Smiggle, WH Smith and more, here is your easy guide to buying everything in one place (and avoiding the returns counter).
Find out more about planning your safe and welcoming visit here.
Print out this page for a handy checklist to tick off as you shop for everything you need then see below for the best places to find them at Whiteley.
- Blazer and jacket
- Cardigans and jumpers
- Gingham dresses
- Pinafores and dresses
- Polo shirts
- Shirts and blouses
- PE kits and sportswear
- Underwear, socks and tights
- Hairbands and bobbles
- Pens (black or blue)
- Pencil case
- Pencil sharpener
- Correction fluid
- Glue stick
- Maths supplies (compass, protractor, set square, calculator)
- Memory stick
- Lunch box
- Drink bottle
- The best back to school shoe offers
Book your appointment at Clarks and jump the queues
This autumn, Clarks are celebrating kids’ return to school. With 200 years of expert shoemaking, Clarks know about caring for growing feet to provide unbeatable all-day comfort. Their school shoes pass up to 60 tough tests, from flexing leather 500,000 times to pulling laces to destruction. The result? The best school shoes ever, keeping feet happy from playtime to home time and every step in between. It’s a collection that has everything from bright colours and easy fastening to growing room built in.
Plus, buy Clarks school shoes now and they guarantee they'll fit until 28th February 2021**. If they don't, they’ll exchange for a new pair. Which is amazing.
And, to make things even easier, you can now book your 15-minute shoe fitting appointments in advance so their expert fitters will ensure your kids start the new school term in comfort and style. Click here to organise your visit.
schuh has everything for 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 Dr. Martens school shoes – they totally have you covered. Plus, they have a 10% discount for students all year round.
- Where to buy your back to school uniform
Next and Marks & Spencer at Whiteley have a range of uniforms ready to go. Next have everything covered when it comes to uniforms: from an insider’s guide to getting the best fit to velcro-fastening shirts and polos for smaller fingers, you’ll be able to get organised in no time.
Marks & Spencer are also currently offering 25% off uniforms with designs that are made to last with dirt-repellent finishes for added durability, crease-resistant fabrics – including non-iron shirts – and scuff-resistant shoes to save you time and stress.
- 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 the essentials such as a dictionary, a thesaurus and foreign language dictionaries.
- Get the best backpacks in town
- Pens, pencil cases, notebooks – all the good stationery stuff
Filled to the brim with handy notebooks, desk organisers, paints, pens, whiteboards and folders, Flying Tiger Copenhagen is the perfect spot to get them excited about the new school term without breaking your bank balance. Plus, for older students, there are handy everyday items that’ll keep them on-track and organised.
An essential shop for the basics such as pens and pencils (stock up on them as they’ll all have disappeared by half-term), paper, paints and more, they also have useful selections of pencils case and bags.
For pens, paints, crayons and colour your own backpacks, The Entertainer is a must- visit for those with pre-schoolers and Key Stage One kids. And, even for older children, there is a whole host of crafting, interactive and science kits to get their brains working for the new term.
For more information about back to school shopping at Whiteley for autumn 2020, click here
*Availability dependent on stock.
**Subject to size. T&Cs apply .