Schools broke up only a few weeks ago, but as all parents know, it’s never too early to get them ready to go back to school!
Especially this year, when everything is up and running, it’s a good idea to be ahead of the game so that the transition in September goes as smoothly as possible.
Uniform is of course a must, but there are plenty of other bits and pieces they need. Protractors? Lunch drum?
Here are some of the essential things all parents should put on their list.
Do you remember what it was like to buy new school shoes? So exciting. So shiny.
So treat them in time for a pair of smart and stylish shoes for the new term.
LR: Lelli Kelly Girls Colourissima Bow Dolly School Shoe (£ 58) at Very and Clarks Boys Youth Scape Flare School Shoes (£ 46) at Very
V by Very Girls 5 Pack Gingham Checked Stockings (from £ 6)
And these socks? Well, they are just so sweet. Why weren’t such cute socks round when we were in school? They also come in red and green gingham, so go with any uniform.
A new school bag
When you see the number of books they have to carry, you realize why they need a new school bag every year!
Teenagers don’t want anything childish, so they can’t go wrong with one cool backpack from Herschel Supply Co.; seen on the shoulders of every teenager around the world!
Or if they are preppy, how about understated this khaki style instead?
LR: Herschel Supply Co Classic Backpack (£ 40) at Very and US Polo Assn. Emb Dhm Back Pack (£ 15) at Very
LR: Cath Kidston Girls Medium Floral Backpack (£ 28) and Regatta Little Adventurers Shark Backpack (£ 15) at Very
One of the best things about going back to school has always been to buy a new pencil case and stationery.
Even as a student at GCSE or A level, it was still a tradition we loved.
So keep it up for your mini knife (even if they’re bigger now than you) with some brand new writing tools.
This Crayola bundle is brilliant and includes crayons, crayons and washable felt tip pens, the key word here is ‘washable’.
Or why not add a personal touch by having their name printed on this candy unicorn set? In any case, there is less chance of loss!
LR: Crayola Back to School Bundle (£ 16.99) and Personalized Unicorn Pink Pencils in a Box and Matching Notebook (£ 17.99) at Very
LR: Mustard Power Up Penpot + Weekly Planner (£ 19.99) and Kate Spade New York Bird Party Pencil Case (£ 23.99) at Very
High school can be a big leap from primary school and they will be asked to spend their own time a little more and be more organized so they can achieve it Weekly planner; ideal for scheduling homework and taking notes on lunch and after-school clubs.
And adult girls will love this elegant one Kate Spade pencil case which comes complete with pencils, ruler, eraser and sharpener.
Even if your child has school lunches, the reality is that they need a lunch box for outings or sports games.
And it’s always good to update theirs to a new one when there is a new term.
This space theme set is amazing! It comes with a carrying case, a water bottle and three boxes ideal for separating their sandwich from their fruit and biscuit.
And this sparkling lunch bag from Accessorize fits in everything they need for a nutritious meal.
LR: Sass & Belle Space Explorer Lunch Bag, Lunch Drums and Water Bottle (£ 21.99) and Accessorize Girls Unicorn Printed Lunch Bag (£ 14) at Very
LR: Personalized Football Lunch Bag (£ 14.99) and Disney Frozen Frozen 2 Snack Boxes (£ 9.99) at Very
Football crazy kids will love the chance to have them personalized lunch bag with their name and if your little one is obsessed with Frozen, they are guaranteed to love this adorable one set of three boxes with the heroes of the movie.