The back to school essentials checklist is looming. Making sure you and your kids are all prepped for the new school year is no simple task so we’ve made it much easier by creating your go-to back to school shopping list at Meadowhall.
Take the stress out of shopping with our guide to best back to school shops and where to find student discounts and offers.
From uniforms, polo shirts, blazers, gym bags and shoes at Marks & Spencer and Next to laptops, pens, pencil cases and calculators via swimming hats, lunch boxes and chargers, follow our helpful guide – then head to Meadowhall’s welcoming (and kid-friendly) cafes and restaurants for well-earned food and drinks.
Need-to-know offers and discounts for students and back to school
From food at Frankie & Benny, Handmade Burger and Pizza Express to shopping at Waterstones and Clarks, visit our guide to incredible student discounts at Meadowhall.
Students get 10% off while NHS workers can also get 10% off with a Blue Light cards.
Sign up for the H&M app and receive 10% off your first order – you can also recycle old clothes for in-store discounts.
Students can download the Unidays app and get discounts in-store at Meadowhall’s schuh, Urban Outfitters, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Yo! And Barburrito.
For student discounts at Paperchase, schuh and Skechers, download the Student Beans app.
Your back to school checklist
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- Polo shirts
Underwear, accessories and swimwear
- Swimming costume
- Swimming hat
- Hair accessories
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- Black school shoes
- Ballet shoes
Head to Charles Clinkard, Deichmann, Clarks, Foot Locker, Footasylum, H&M, JD Sports, Kids at Clinks, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next, Primark, River Island, schuh kids, Shoe Zone, Skechers, SportsDirect.com, TK Maxx and Zara.
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Shoe measuring and fitting at Meadowhall
Deichmann has a huge range of black leather and sports school shoes and will fit and measure in-store. You can also book shoe fitting appointments and beat the queues for Charles Clinkard here and Clarks here.
Gym and outdoor wear
- Jogging trousers
- Outdoor trainers and walking boots
- Waterproof jacket
Head to Accessorize, Blacks, Charles Clinkard, Deichmann, Clarks, Foot Locker, Footasylum, H&M, JD Sports, Kids at Clinks, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next, Primark, River Island, SportsDirect.com, TK Maxx and Zara.
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School bag, lunch boxes and water bottles
- String bag
- Lunch box
- Lunch bag
- Water bottle
- Coffee cup
Head to Accessorize, Argos, Claire’s, Flying Tiger, H&M, Hamleys, JD Sports, Kenji, Marks & Spencer, Next, Paperchase, Poundland, Primark, River Island, Smiggle, SportsDirect.com, The Entertainer, TK Maxx, Typo, Waterstones, WH Smith and Wilko.
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- Pencil case
- Pens (black, blue and red)
- Maths geometry set (protractor, compass, set squares and ruler)
- Post-it notes
- Plastic wallets
- Lever-arch folder
- School art supplies (paint brushes, acrylic paints, sketchpads, charcoal pencils, glue, mounting spray and more)
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- Key stage guides
- Story books for unwinding
School tech and chargers
- USB flash drive
Hand sanitiser, keyrings and more
- Hand sanitiser
- Key ring
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Back to school hair cuts and more
Get a quick tidy up for their hair at Supercuts with children’s cuts starting from £13. Students, Blue Card Holders and military personnel all receive 10% discount too.
Breakout time for the kids with all that shopping
After all the shopping, let the kids enjoy some downtime with tickets to the Vue Cinema, a trip to the Riverside Adventure Playground, a family game-off at Funstation, inflatable fun at Air Haus or some wall climbing at Rock Up.
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