KidStart Back to School Edit

We’ve picked out our Back to School heroes to make your child’s transition back to the classroom that little bit easier. PLUS remember that when you shop with us, you’ll earn up to 13% back for your kids. Smart stuff! 

School bag
Back to school - Kids with different style back packs holding hands

From trendy, sporty and cute, we’re loving the likes of John Lewis for choice, eBay for affordability and My 1st Years for personalisation options.

John Lewis and Partners – save up to 5% for your kids

eBay – save 1% for your kids

My 1st Years – save 4% back for your kids

Secondary school kids doing a science experiment wearing navy uniform
School uniform

Ever notice that the school’s official uniform shop charges a premium for the convenience of ordering it all in one go. TOP TIP: Mix and match to save £££ on uniform this year. We’re turning to the retailers and supermarkets such as M&S, Tu Clothing, Tesco and George that offer stylish and hard-wearing uniforms for less. 

M&S –  save up to 2% for your kids

Tu Clothing – save 2.6% for your kids

Tesco – save up to 10% for your kids

George – save 3% for your kids

School Shoes
Close up of kids brand new school shoes sitting on wall.

Need to snap up a new pair of shoes? Skip the queues and avoid any disappointment. Measure at home, find the right style and get them ordered to your door. 

Clarks – save up to 3% for your kids (usually 2%)

Start Rite – save up to 4% for your kids (usually 1.6%) 

Alex and Alexa – save 5% for your kids

School PE Kit and sports gear
Kids under a parasol, PE lesson

Again, the supermarkets are great for PE kit essentials such as cycle shorts and polo necks but do also check out the likes of Decathlon, TK Maxx and Sports Direct for any activity based sporting requirements. 

Decathlon – save 2% for your kids
Sports Direct – save up to 3% for your kids

JD Sports – save up to 4% for your kids

Foot Locker – save up to 2.5% for your kids

TK Maxx – save up to 2% for your kids

School Lunchboxes 
Packed lunch boxes eating

Make mealtimes fun again with a brand new lunchbox to match your child’s personality. We’re loving the rise of the bento box – great for those with mini-food critics that can’t possibly have their sandwich anywhere near their crudites! 

Argos – save up to 1.35% for your kids

John Lewis and Partners – save up to 5% for your kids

Cath Kidston – save up to 3% for your kids

Kidly – save up to 2.5% for your kids

School related tech 
Two school girls in red uniform using a tablet device

Tech is a must at all points of a child’s education. Whether you’re after a tablet for practising phonics to a flash desktop for your budding video producer, Apple, Samsung and Curry’s are bound to have you covered. 

Apple – save up to 2% for your kids

Samsung – save up to 2% for your kids

Currys – save up to 1% for your kids

Girl holding up a fully stocked pencilcase

Nothing says “Back to School” than a fresh pencil case filled with a complete set of colouring pencils and matching notebooks. Be sure to pick out the correct writing tools for your child’s age and stage.

WH Smith – save up to 5% for your kids

Paperchase – save up to 5% for your kids

Wilko – save up 1.3% for your kids

Learning Resources
Child learning at home, in front of a computer screen, holding a pencil

Finally but most definitely not the least, be sure to equip yourself with a clear picture of what they’ll be learning at school in the coming term. You can read more about the national curriculum here. Meanwhile, tap into the relevant text books, subscriptions and apps to supplement their learning at home. 

Waterstones – save up to 2.5% for your kids

The Maths Factor – save 13% for your kids

MyTutor – get £10 back for your kids

Looking for more shopping ideas and inspo? From teaching your kids about money to sports inspired edits, read more (and save more) on the KidStart blog here.