Your back to school shopping list

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

Footasylum

Students get 10% off while NHS workers can also get 10% off with a Blue Light cards. 

H&M

Sign up for the H&M app and receive 10% off your first order – you can also recycle old clothes for in-store discounts. 

Unidays

Students can download the Unidays app and get discounts in-store at Meadowhall’s schuh, Urban Outfitters, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Yo! And Barburrito. 

Student Beans

For student discounts at Paperchase, schuh and Skechers, download the Student Beans app

 

Your back to school checklist

A school kid
Image provided by M&S

Uniform

  • Blazer
  • Jacket
  • Shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Dresses
  • Trousers
  • Skirts
  • Tie

     

Head to H&M, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next, Primark and River Island

 

Underwear, accessories and swimwear 

  • Underwear
  • Socks 
  • Tights
  • Swimming costume
  • Trunks
  • Goggles
  • Swimming hat
  • Flip-flops
  • Hair accessories

 

Head to Accessorize, Claire’s, Flying Tiger, Foot Locker, H&M, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next, Primark, River Island, schuh kids, Shoe Zone, Skechers, SportsDirect.com, Superdrug, TK Maxx and Zara

Two children wearing school shoes
Image provided by Clarks

Shoes

  • Black school shoes
  • Trainers
  • 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

Three pairs of school shoes and a row of different colourful pens, crayons and stationary
Image provided by Deichmann

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

  • Shorts
  • Jogging trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Outdoor trainers and walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Wellies
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves

 

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

Yellow lion patterned bags and pencil case
Image provided by Smiggle

School bag, lunch boxes and water bottles 

  • Backpacks
  • 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.  

Various mr men stationery
Image provided by Paperchase

Stationery

  • Pencil case
  • Pens (black, blue and red)
  • Pencils
  • Maths geometry set (protractor, compass, set squares and ruler)
  • Highlighters
  • Rubber/eraser
  • Post-it notes
  • Notebooks
  • Plastic wallets
  • Lever-arch folder
  • School art supplies (paint brushes, acrylic paints, sketchpads, charcoal pencils, glue, mounting spray and more)

 

Head to Accessorize, Argos, Claire’s, Flying Tiger, H&M, Kenji, Paperchase, Poundland, Primark, Smiggle, The Entertainer, The Works, TK Maxx, Typo, Waterstones, WH Smith and Wilko.  

A silver lunchbox with colourful illustrations across it
Image provided by Flying Tiger

Books

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Key stage guides
  • Story books for unwinding

     

Head to The Works, TK Maxx, Waterstones, WH Smith and Wilko

 

School tech and chargers

  • Calculator
  • Laptop
  • Charger
  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • Headphones
  • USB flash drive

 

Head to Apple, Argos, currys, Flying Tiger, Kenji, Paperchase, TK Maxx, Typo, Urban Outfitters, Waterstones, WH Smith and Wilko.  

 

Hand sanitiser, keyrings and more

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Key ring
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant

 

Head to Accessorize, Boots, Claire’s, Flying Tiger, H&M, Kenji, Paperchase, Poundland, Primark, Smiggle, Superdrug, The Entertainer, TK Maxx, Typo, WH Smith and Wilko

Two school kids in uniform, one wears a back pack and one holds a lunch pack. One kid uses a walker.
Image provided by M&S

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. 

Head to Optical Express for optician check-ups and pick up kids’ vitamins, antihistamine and more from Boots, Superdrug and Holland & Barrett. 

 

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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