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Back to School Essentials Checklist

We've created a list of back to school essentials to help you get organised!

The new school term is just around the corner, and we thought it would be an excellent idea to get you and your children ready to return to school! We've got a list of back-to-school essentials along with some brand new FREE downloadable resources. We've got everything you need from stationery supplies to classroom furniture! Let's start this year organised and prepared.

Download our FREE back to school checklist here

Back to School Essentials For Teachers & Children


1. Stationery

Having the correct stationery for school is extremely important, whether it be for teaching or learning.

  • Pens & Pencils
  • Rulers & Maths Set
  • Notebooks
  • Pencil Case
  • Diary
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Colouring Pens
  • Calculator

We've got hundreds of stationery supplies available on our sister site Office Needs Direct.

 2. School Uniform

  • Polo
  • T-Shirt
  • Trousers/Skirt
  • Socks
  • Winter Coat
  • Shoes
  • Jumpers/Cardigans
  • Rucksack/Bag

 3. PE Kit

  • Trainers
  • Shorts
  • Polo T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle
  • PE Bag
  • Socks

For Teachers

 4. Classroom Furniture 

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Drawers
  • Art Cupboards
  • Classroom Storage

Shop seating, desks, tables and classroom storage solutions on our website, filter from our homepage here 

 5. Classroom Teaching Essentials

  • Mountable Whiteboards
  • Fireproof Noticeboards
  • Projection Whiteboards
  • Lapboards
  • Mobile Whiteboards
  • Chalkboards

Shop all whiteboards, chalkboards and noticeboards here 


6. Classroom Storage

  • Drawers 
  • Lockers
  • Cloak Room Hangers
  • Art Cupboard
  • Bookcases
  • Cupboards

With hundreds of storage solutions available on our website, you'll be able to find the right storage for your classroom - shop here.

 Download our FREE back to school checklist here

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