Ready, steady, go to school!


It’s that time of year again and there are so many things on your to-do checklist. We’re here to help, with a selection of school essentials to see your child through that all-important first term and beyond.


Prices from £42

From Kickers

Sizes from infant size 5

Check out these Kickers models ­ perfect for comfort, style and the rigours of a busy school day.

Kickers have teamed up with Reskinned to promote recycling used clothing and accessories. The partnership runs all year round and allows you to trade in your old Kicks and receive a £15 credit or send two pairs back and receive £25 off your next pair bought exclusively at Kickers online.

All Kickers are designed to be durable, stable, comfortable and scuff resistant – and they also have active technology to keep bacteria away for fresher feet.

Vegan Kick T Bar Patent

Price from £50 From infant size 5 to youth size 6

Vegan Tovni Trip

Price from £42 From infant size 5 to adult size 12

Tovni Lo Vel Bloom

Price £45 From infant size 5 to infant size 12

Stomper Mid

Price £52 From infant size 5 to junior size 2.5



Price £9.99

From Aldi

Age 3+

Reading, writing and ‘rthmetic are going to be very much on the agenda as your child starts school, and if you are keen to give them a headstart look no further than these appealing boards. They offer a fun way to explore spelling, letter recognition and numeracy skills and come complete with spelling and maths question cards that children can discover the answers for, using the interactive colourful sliding blocks.



Price £19.99

From Zawadi Global

Age 4+

Ideal for kids to carry their stuff to school, or for travelling, this lightweight polyester backpack features a striking, colourful design with pokémon characters that kids will love. It has a large main zip compartment, front zippered pocket, padded adjustable straps, grab handle at the top and one side mesh pocket for a water bottle. Dimensions are 36.7cm (high), 26cm (wide) and 13cm (deep)



Price from £29.99 for bottle and 3 scent pods

From Air Up

This innovative reusable water bottle uses scented pods to flavour water in no less than 28 different flavours – all entirely calorie and sugar-free. Not only does this encourage children to drink water because it tastes nicer, but it makes the act of doing so interesting and fun, prompting children to reach for their water bottle and keep hydrated.

It uses a clever scientific process using pods to infuse flavoured air into every sip of water from the bottle, giving the 100 per cent pure water its flavour and scent. Flavours range from tangerine and wild berry to lime, orange, passion fruit and even iced coffee and cola! Each additional pack of three pods (flavouring a minimum of 15 litres of water) costs between £5.99 to £8.99, depending on flavour.



For great value 'Back To School' essentials discover GEORGE AT ASDA school uniforms:

Bottle Green School Sweatshirt 2 Pack from £5 (age 3-14 years)

Boys’ White Short Sleeve School Shirt 2 Pack from £3.25 (age 5-18 years)

Boys’ Grey Half Elastic School Trouser 2 Pack from £7 (age 3-14 years)

Red School Sweatshirt 2 Pack from £5 (age 3-14 years).

Girls’ White Scallop Short Sleeve School Polo Shirts 2 Pack from £3 (age 3-16 years)

Girls’ Grey Straight Leg School Trousers 2 Pack from £7 (age 3-14 years)

White Picot Trim Cotton Rich Ankle Socks 10 Pack £4 (size 6 Junior – 5.5)

Black Patent Ballet Shoes from £6 (size 8 Junior – 2).