Back to School with St Andrews

New Term, Fresh Start

Going back to school means new knowledge, new friends and new responsibilities, but most importantly, new chances and new memories are ready to be made.

But first, it’s time to get prepped!  If you’re not sure about what to put on your back to school shopping list, we’ve browsed the shelves from the likes of The Works, Wilko, WHSmith, Argos, M&Co and Peacocks and put together our must-haves — not to be missed for September ’19.

School Uniform

School uniform is a staple, and boy do these little ones grow-up fast. But it doesn’t need to cost the earth. Peacocks has a range of affordable and durable uniform basics from shirts, cardigans, dresses and even shoes.

Peacocks – Girls Grey Stretch Pinafore School Dress – From £9

Another key piece for the school wardrobe is a new coat! As the British weather is so unreliable, we recommend this padded jacket from M&Co. Waterproof and warm, it makes the perfect autumn/winter coat.

M&Co – Trespass Padded Jacket (3 – 12 Yrs) – £20 – £22


Remember the feeling of writing on the very first page of a brand new book? Bring back the magic with an inspirational quote notebook from The Works. Dreams really can come true!

The Works – A5 Case Bound Dream It Notebook – £8

Perhaps one of the most important decisions to make before going back to school, what cool pencil case shall I get this year?! To really stand out from the crowd why not get this games controller pencil case from WHSmith. It will satisfy your cravings whilst you’re not at home playing your favourite game!

WHSmith – Games Controller Black Neoprene Pencil Case – £5.99

Of course you also need cool equipment to fill the cool pencil case with, right? Right! Add some entertainment to the school day with this fun monster sharpener from WHSmith.

WHSmith – Purple Battery Operated Monster Pencil Sharpener – £5.99


If lunchtime is their favourite time of the day, then make it extra special with a fruit infuser water bottle from Wilko. Super simple and super easy to make their meal more healthy.

Wilko – Fruit Infuser Water Bottle – £2.50

The Works – 100 Percent Foodie Lunch Box – £2

And of course, the main star of the show, the lunch box. If food is life, then this 100% foodie box from The Works is the one for you!


Last but not least, the trusty backpack. This really is the holy grail of the back to school shop for not only is it a fashion statement but it also needs to be good quality to store all of the above! Hype has taken over and is one of the most popular brands for kids and teens, so we’ve handpicked this unicorn skies backpack from Argos.

Argos – Hype Unicorn Skies Backpack – £25

For even more Back to School inspiration, head to our dedicated Pinterest board for the best of the rest at St Andrews Square.