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Back to School Essentials

The summer holidays are well and truly upon us. As we’re distracted with trying to keep our little ones entertained over six weeks, planning for the next school term can be easily overlooked. Avoid the last-minute panic shopping the weekend before term starts with our guide to the essential back to school list!

Get your caffeine fix

Start your morning right with a fresh cup of coffee to prepare yourself for the busy school run. Get the perfect coffee every time with the Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine by KRUPS from Debenhams (£90). Compact in size and sleek in design, this coffee machine brings the barista to the comfort of your own kitchen.

Put the right foot forward

Invest in a pair of quality school shoes to withstand all the running around your little ones will be doing during break time. Clarks Venture Walk Youth shoes in Black Leather (£44) are the perfect solution with the stylish sporty details, adjustable Velcro fastening and durable rubber souls. They will be playing all day long in these fashion forward shoes, ideal for both boys and girls.

Prepare for the change in season

The start of September brings the longer nights and the cooler weather. So get your child prepared for the onset of autumn with multi-purpose school coat. Next’s Shower Resistant Faux Fur Trimmed Parka (3-16) in Navy priced between £34-£40 is available in a wide range of ages and colours. Make sure they keep warm with fleece-lined pockets and cold weatherproof heavyweight fabric.

Send them to school in style

Give your child the perfect start to the academic year with an amazing back to school bundle from Smiggle. Get the Hooray Junior School Bundle in Blue (£45) featuring a planet pattern for a style that is out of this world. The bundle includes a backpack, lunch box, drinks bottle and goo surprise!

Smarten up their stationary

Get your children prepared for schoolwork with the Helix Oxford Exam Set from WHSmith (£3.99). The ideal starter set for all essential lessons such as Maths, Science and English, the clear pencil case includes 2 black ballpoint pens, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener and multipurpose maths tool.

 Get set for the new term

Finally, beat the queues and secure your child’s school uniform first with the strong, smart and super-comfy schoolwear from Marks and Spencer that lets the kids be kids! This Girls’ Permanent Pleats Skirt (ranging from £8-£12) adds charming style with a neat fit whilst these Boys’ Skinny Leg Slim Fit Trousers (ranging from £9-£14) offer a tapered look with a snug fit for the most fashionable cut.

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