Get ready for Back to School at Teesside Park

The end of school holidays will come around in no time, so ensure you get ahead of the back to school rush with all of the essentials for the kids returning to the classroom in September.

From affordable uniforms, PE kits, and school shoes to school bags, lunch boxes, pens, stationery, and more, we’ve put together your ultimate back to school shopping checklist.

A school girl wearing M&S uniform.

*Image provided by M&S.

  1. Buying your school uniform

Ready for your ultimate checklist? Print this off and tick off what you need then head to Asda Living, Next and Marks & Spencer to browse their range of school-wear.

  • School blazer and jackets
  • Cardigans and jumpers
  • Gingham dresses
  • Pinafores and dresses
  • Polo shirts
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • PE kits and sportswear
  • Trousers
  • Underwear, socks and tights

It’s always great to pick up some spare tops and bottoms if you can to avoid any last-minute stresses with washing during the week if your little one’s clothes are hard to keep clean.

Also don’t forget H&M, New Look and TK Maxx are brilliant choices for hairbands, underwear, socks and tights. 

  1. Where to find school shoes that fit

Panicking about school shoes and trainers that actually fit? Wondering which shops are the best to buy shoes for the new term? The shops at Teesside Park have solutions for kids of all ages and all sizes.

Clarks school shoes are always popular as they know about caring for growing feet to provide unbeatable all-day comfort and their school shoes pass up to 60 tough tests, meaning they’re built to last.

Clarks also offer an in-store measure and fit service where their experts will be able to help you find the perfect shoe fit and style. Better yet, it’s also offering appointments where you can book a specific time and not have to worry about little ones getting impatient.

In need of some hard-wearing trainers that your kids love? Head to Skechers for a brilliant range of girls’ and boys’ school shoes that last, look good and give great comfort to growing feet. 

A group of school children wearing Schuh shoes.

*Image provided by Schuh

Schuh has everything: classic black school shoes, Mary-Jane designs, and premium leather school buys alongside trainers and plimsolls from Adidas and Vans. Featuring brands such as Kickers, Lelli Kelly, Nike and Doc Martens school shoes – they totally have you covered.

For more teen-friendly shoes, Footasylum has a huge selection of school shoes, backpacks and coats with Nike gym sacks, coats from North Face, Kings Will Dream and Adidas, alongside an incredible range of black trainers, shoes and loafers, it’s a one-stop shop to make kids and teens content. 

  1. Get the best school bags in town

JD Sports, schuh and Sports Direct are must-visits for their range of back to school backpacks. With great designs for teens including Hype, Nike, and Adidas school bags.

  1. Pens, pencil cases, notebooks – all the good stationery stuff

Working out what back to school stationery you need? Check out our handy checklist below:

  • Pens (black or blue) 
  • Pencil case
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Rubbers
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Correction fluid
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Maths supplies (compass, protractor, set square, calculator)
  • Memory stick
  • Earphones
  • Notebooks

Head to WHSmith and Hobbycraft to browse a range of affordable stationery, from spiral-bound notebooks, highlighters, biros, to Post-Its and pencil cases.

To find our full list of stores on offer at Teesside Park, visit our Eat Drink Shop page.

* Please note that all products mentioned are subject to availability.


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