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Back to School

As always, the school holidays are flying by; and now it’s time to start thinking about the ‘Back to School’ shop! Don’t leave things until the last minute; avoid the rush and let The Spires lend a helping hand.

We have carefully selected some top products to help with new starters at school, up to older students.

Keep on reading to find out our suggestions for your kid’s school bag, ready for the new term.

Packed and Ready

First things first, the kids will need a new coat ready for the autumn term. We found some suitable water-proof jackets within our stores, such as this girl’s shell jacket in a beautiful rose pink (H&M). We also love the ever-so-popular brand North Face junior jacket, exclusive to JD Sports.

Grab a bag! You can find some fantastic on-trend backpacks here at The Spires without breaking the bank. 

Maybe you have a ‘Friends’ fanatic at home? If so, this infographic backpack from The Works will be their most-loved item.

For college students, finding a backpack that can hold all their books, as well as their IPad or laptop, is a necessity. The Baggage Factory’s Wenger Colleague backpack is just what they need as it has a separate padded compartment to hold laptops up to 16 inches.

If your children walk to school, don’t let them get caught in the rain. Pop to H&M for an umbrella; they stock varied styles and designs. If you have a Harry Potter fan, this Hogwarts themed umbrella will suit them down to a T.

Stationery Lovers

The best thing about starting school is choosing new stationery. Nothing feels better than writing in a fresh, crisp notebook.

Waterstones is a great place to go for daily planners and diaries. This daily ‘power planner’ features an hourly schedule, notes section, to-do list and more, ideal for older students who need to plan and organise their studying and homework.

Next on the list is a pencil case. You’ll be able to find a wide range of pencil cases to suit all tastes and ages, like this deep-sea pencil case (Waterstones) or go wild with this animal-print fabric pencil case from Card Factory.

Add to your pencil case a selection of pens and pencils. The Works has a great stationery set that includes pencils, pens, a ruler, highlighters and erasers.

For the mathematicians, this scientific calculator (also The Works) is a must-have for their math’s lessons and at a fantastic price of only £3.00.

Lunch Time

Time to refuel and refresh, ready for the afternoon lessons. Make sure they have all they need to make their lunch a happy and healthy one.

Keep their lunch cool in this insulated compartment lunch bag from WHSmith; the Hype lunch bags are really popular with older children; our fave is the black & white faded design.

Bento boxes have also become very popular among students. With their compact design featuring a shelf compartment, this lunch box (available from WHSmith) will fit all their food and snacks without taking up much space in their school bag.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Pick up this insulated water bottle (Savers); available in three colours, blue, pink and black.

For some snacks to add to their lunch, Waitrose has a great selection. The Cathedral City mini cheeses are perfect for something savoury. 

In need of a little sweet treat? Why not pack these dried mango slices (also Waitrose) to give them a little energy boost.

We hope we have helped inspire you for the big ‘Back to School’ shop and that it is a success for you and your children.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.