The essential back to school supplies checklist

Stay top of the class this school year with the trendiest school stationery on offer.

Decorate your desk with the hottest pencil cases, pens, pencils and accessories and be the envy of all your friends this term.

Or, blow them out of the water with a super cool lunchbox featuring different compartments for storing all your snacks separately.

We’ve compiled a handy checklist of essential back to school items and picked out some of our favourite styles to give you the inspiration you need.

Back to school checklist:


  • Pencil case
  • Pens (black, blue and red)
  • Colouring pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Post-it notes
  • Notebooks
  • Plastic wallets
  • Lever arch folder


  • Backpack
  • Waterbottle
  • Lunch bag/box
  • Calculator
  • Headphones
  • USB flash drive


  • Polo shirts
  • Shirts
  • Skirt
  • Trousers
  • Socks
  • Black shoes
  • School tie
  • School blazer

Check out our top picks below and don’t forget to check our promos and discounts to save even more when you shop!

Where to buy back to school supplies

Pencil cases and accessories

Upgrade your stationery drawwith a fab new pencil case and notebook. It’s easy to find your style with a wide range of contemporary designs, including unicorn pink notepads. Looking for accessories, too? We’ve got you covered.

Prettylittlething unicorn A5 notebook
Prettylittlething unicorn A5 notebook


Pens and pencils

Whether its a school project or they’re a budding artist, make sure the kids are happy and fully stocked with coloured pencils, great-quality pens for writing and felt tip pens for art class.

Kate Spade New York - Stylus Pen with Pouch
Kate Spade New York - Stylus Pen with Pouch

Bic Cristal Grip Ballpoint Pens Assorted Colours 4 pack
Bic Cristal Grip Ballpoint Pens Assorted Colours 4 pack


Bic Colouring and Graphite Pencils with Berol Handwriting Pens and STAEDTLER Sharpener and Eraser Set
Bic Colouring and Graphite Pencils with Berol Handwriting Pens and STAEDTLER Sharpener and Eraser Set



It’s lunchtime and that can only mean one thing – get out your new super fresh lunch box. Choose from a wide range of designs and styles below.


Arguably one of the best parts of heading back to school is getting a new backpack. This is a fun and yet practical fashion statement to make for the whole school year. Tons of top brands offer stylish backpack options like the ones below.

Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack in Green with Contrast Pink
Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack in Green with Contrast Pink



Smarten them up for the new term with a wardrobe full of all the must-have essentials: say hello to reasonably priced but great quality school shirts, shoes, trousers and more.

Geox children's Agata slip on leather loafers - Patent black
Geox children's Agata slip on leather loafers - Patent black

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