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Back To School Checklist 2024

The sound of the school bell is approaching so we’re here to help you tick off those must-have school supplies ASAP!

Kerry Martin
by Kerry Martin

While you may have their school uniform sorted, keep scrolling for an easy-to-follow guide of our essential back to school accessories. From school shoes to kids school backpacks and back to school stationery, we’re leaving no box unticked for their first day!

Drawstring Jogger Bottoms

Back to School Supplies & Stationery

While they may tell you they need E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G from our school stationery section, here is a list of the top picks we know they’ll be reaching for every day.

  • Pencil Case

They’re going to need something to keep all of their school stationery supplies in right? Shop our pencil case options now from boys and girls pencil cases to multi-compartment pencil cases for exam season!

  • Notebooks

Getting your little one to practice their spellings and times tables can be a tricky task which is why our wide range of notebooks and planners make swatting up look oh-so-aesthetic!

  • Pens

Take our word for it they’ll go through these F A S T. From black pens for school to blue pen multipacks and assorted ballpoint pen sets we’ve got everything, all year round.

  • Pencils & Colouring Pencils

From arts and crafts to draft versions of their work, pencils and colouring pencils are a back to school basic they’ll always want on hand.

  • Pencil Sharpener

If you’ve got plenty of pencils don’t forget they’ll need a pencil sharpener for school too!

Notebooks

Younger Child Ecru and Pink Leopard Print Crew Neck Sweatshirt £3.50, Younger Child Pink Legging £1.80, Younger Child Navy ‘Varsity Dino Squad’ £3.50 Younger Child Navy Jogger £3.50, Younger Child Navy Speckle Sole Trainer £8

  • Highlighters

For all their VIP’s, (very important points) colourful highlighters are the easiest way to make studying and note-taking more enjoyable. 

  • Eraser

Remove any mistakes with our selection of school rubbers and erasers, from funky colours and fun shaped styles, which ones will they choose?

  • Ruler

The true measure of stationery success? A well-stocked pencil case! Make sure your little one has a school ruler ready for every lesson whether they’re using it to draw or count.

  • Lunchboxes

A crucial part of their school day is lunchtime so make sure their favourite foods and snacks are safely transported from kitchen to canteen thanks to our kids’ school lunchbox and lunch bag offerings.

Childs bag

Younger Child Velcro White Low-Top Trainer £8.50

Backpack

Lilac and Pink Colour Block Backpack £8

School Uniform

Ensure they have plenty of school uniform options to see them through the school week (and weekly washing loads) with our basic back to school kids clothes essentials.

  • Polo shirts

A school day staple whatever the weather! Team our polo shirts with their school trousers, school skirts or pinafore dresses as a casual substitute for their long-sleeve smarter button- downs.

  • Jumpers

To keep them warm in the colder months, make sure to pick up one of our great value school jumper multi-packs. Don’t forget those name labels!

  • Shoes

Whatever the rules are for your little ones’ school shoes, we’ve got a pair to protect those tiny toes throughout the term.

  • Trousers

On the hunt for grey and black trousers for school? From smarter school trouser alternatives to our black legging multipacks, make sure they’ve got a look for every lesson in their week.

  • Coats

Keep the wind and rain at bay with our range of boys coats and girls coats, perfect for the school run or those game-filled breaktimes on the playground.

School shoes

Older Child Black Bow Ballerina Pump £4

P.E Kit

Got a little one bursting with energy? Thank goodness for physical education lessons! To ensure they have their P.E kit bag filled with school sports essentials ready for their first term back, tick off our checklist below!

  • P.E Bag

How are they getting their sports clothes from home to sports field? With a P.E kit bag of course! Let them take their pick between backpacks and drawstring bags in printed or plain designs.

  • Trainers

A love-affair with sports starts at school, so make sure they’re set from their first lesson with a pair of trainers suitable for P.E lessons.

  • Shorts

Prep their P.E. kit roster ahead of time with our kids school shorts multipacks, whatever the dress code, we’ve got a pair ready to tackle any team game!

  • Socks

Keep their feet fresh and free from irritation with our kids sock multipacks. From classic white and black socks to patterned ankle, ‘footsie’ and longer options, socks never looked so stylish!

  • Water bottle

Keeping hydrated is vital every day so encourage them to hit new heights with their H2O intake thanks to our huge array of kids water bottles for school, from Marvel to Barbie.

Sports kit

Burgundy & Navy ‘NJ’ Short Sleeve Tee £5

Trainers

Younger Child Black Velcro Low-Top Trainers £8.50

School Bags & Backpacks

Guarantee that your little one carries their school staples in style this term with one of our kids school backpacks. From their favourite characters and colours to their go-to prints and patterns,  head in-store for a bag ready to be packed and put on any cloakroom peg! Handy design details like our netted side pockets and front zip compartments make it easy to access their everyday school supplies.

Marvel backpack

Black Marvel Spiderman Backpack £12

School Shoes

Shopping for school shoes needn’t be a chore! Staple black school shoes, girls school shoes and boys school shoes are ready and waiting in store for you. Take your pick of our season-suited school shoe options from boots and ballet pumps to trusty trainers. If your little one is looking for footwear with some friendly faces on for after-school club, why not opt for some of our character-adorned offerings. From lace up and Velcro straps to slip-on school styles, we’ve got your tiniest tots’ toes covered (literally) this term.

After School Club Essentials

Our school checklist isn’t just reserved for classroom hours because we know that after school club packing and prep is just as important as their school day staples.

  • Dresses

Getting your little one out of the school uniform and into a fresher outfit after a long day of running around the playground and getting from class to class is a must. Add one of our floaty, fuss-free school-ready dresses to your basket and style as needed whatever the season!

  • Jackets

The weather is one thing that’s out of our hands, but prepping your little one for every eventuality is top of our to-do list! Let them express themselves with one of our school jackets for kids, including bomber jackets and sports-inspired styles, to on-trend shackets and raincoats.

  • Leggings

Leggings, a staple they can take throughout the whole school day! Add our boys or girls leggings multipacks to your basket ASAP for peace of mind from those ‘forgotten PE kit’ or impromptu after school club phone calls!

Dress

Older Child Long Sleeve Black White and Purple Leopard Print Dress £6, Younger Child ‘NY’ Varsity Jacket £14, Younger Child Indigo Ripped Jeans £10, Green Ribbed Beanie £2

Sweatshirts

Younger Child Green & Grey Stripe ‘Happy’ Crew Neck Sweatshirt £7, Younger Child Grey ‘Happy’ Logo Cargo Jogger £7, Older Child Black ‘Daydream Vibes’ Graffiti Print Hoodie £5.50