Back to school essentials

We may still be in the midst of the summer, but now's the time to start thinking about going back to school! We’ve put together a handy list of brilliant classroom must-haves with some great discounts…

COATS

Perfect for a rainy day

 

A super-cute, sailor-inspired raincoat in a brilliant waterproof fabric, this is an essential coat for rainy school days. The hip-length cut means there's plenty of room for movement, plus it comes with a cosy jersey-lined hood and a poppered stormflap to see off any late-summer showers.

Betulia, Regatta. RRP: £50; Our price: £24.99

Playground material

 

With a cool design and lightweight, breathable material, this jacket will keep your child warm and protected on the playground. It also has a wind and water-resistant design and soft, fleece-lined hood.

Exodus, Mountain Warehouse. RRP: £29.99; Our price: £14.99

Flash of blue

 

Add a trendy, cosy layer with this jacket, complete with ‘M&S Stormwear plus’, which keeps you dry in rain showers  and helps to repel mud and water base stains. 

Fleece-lined anorak, Marks & Spencer.

RRP: £24; Our price £8.50.

Keep out the cold

 

This coat features padding inside to keep kids warm, while its ultra-lightweight structure makes it easy for them to move around without feeling bulky. An excellent option for cold, dry winter days.

Morley, Trespass. RRP: £75.99; Our price: £23.99

Like a big hug

 

Make going back to school a little easier with this padded girls’ jacket, offering incredible warmth and protection from the cold. Plus, the super-cool range of colours are sure to brighten up those dark mornings, come winter. 

Tiffy, Trespass. RRP: £59.99; Our price: £23.99

BAGS

Trend icon

 

Eastpak is an iconic brand, known worldwide for their sturdy, secure bags. This design features a large main compartment with zipped closure to keep your gear safe, plus a handy zipped front pocket for smaller items, as well as padded straps for comfort. 

Eastpak padded pak’r, The Baggage Factory. £40

Small, but sturdy 

 

Ideal for walking (or running!) to school, this small, but tough little backpack has multiple pockets for storage and reflective piping for visibility when it gets dark. 

Mini trek rucksack, Mountain Warehouse. RRP: £14.99; Our price: £6.99. 

School-yard swag

 

Return to the playground in style with this super-cool and compact backpack, perfect for storing all your school essentials on the inside, and looking the part on the outside.

Swagger bag, Trespass. RRP: £25.99; Our price: £6.99.

SHOES

The comfort factor

 

If it’s comfort you’re looking for, then Clark’s kids range is the place to start. The Corbett boys’ shoe has a leather upper, providing flexibility when walking and running, plus a Velcro fastening.

Corbett, Clarks. RRP:£36; Our price: £25.20.

Ballerina girl

 

These stunning authentic ballerina pumps feature a pretty metal butterfly trim and stitch detailing, along with a durable rubber sole, making them the perfect shoes for school. They’re available in whole and half sizes, as well as different widths. 

Abitha, Clarks. RRP: £35; Our price: £25. 

Style, plus substance

 

With all the comfort of a walking shoe, along with high-performance nylon woven endurance mesh on the upper, and the style of a smart school shoe, this is a great option for young, growing feet.

Trailspace II, Regatta. RRP: £50; Our price: £24.99.

STATIONERY AND BOOKS

Exam prep kit

 

Get ready for any upcoming exams with this stationery set that has everything you need to get revision ready. With 30 revision cards, 7 ball pens, 4 pencils, 2 highlighters and more, this really has everything your child needs in one handy little zip wallet. 

Revision set, The Works. RRP: £6; Our price: £3. 

No probllama

 

Now your kids can jot down their notes in style with this quirky-cool notebook. With a spiral bound fastening and thick lined pages, it’s ideal for use at school or for homework. 

Notebook, The Works. RRP: £8; Our price: £2. 

Book club

 

One of the best parts about school is reading time – what’s better than getting lost in a story about a faraway land?! The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle is a magical fantasy novel, perfect for children and teenagers alike. 

Book, Waterstones. £6.99

Magic pens

 

If your child is a Harry Potter fan, then they'll go mad for this gel pen set  With each colour pen representing a different house, this magical pen set is a must-have for any pencil case.

Harry Potter gel pens, Waterstones. £3.99