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GSP's 'Back to School' guide

Posted on August 30, 2019

It’s that time of year again — we all know that the back to school shop can be stressful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be!


Using our handy guide, you can get all your back to school essentials on a budget.


What’s more, it’s all available at Greenwich ShoppingPark — offering a stress-free shopping experience with stores to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Plus, there’s three hours free parking available on-site.

1. A high-quality school uniform


Matalan has delivered once again with its Super School Shop. Prices start as low as £2.50 — plus all clothing is machine washable and tumble dry safe, making it quick and easy to get the uniform washed and dried in no time.


We found the following for girls and boys:


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(Boys trousers — £6.00 / Girls 5-pack school blouses — £6.00) 


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(Unisex sweatshirt — £6.00 / Girls school skirt — £4.00)


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(Boys 2-pack shirts — £8.50 / Girls cardigan — £4.00)


The don't call it 'super' for no reason! Prices may vary depending on age.



2. The long-lasting shoes

When little ones’ feet grow so quickly, it can be hard to justify paying over-the-odds for a good quality pair of school shoes.


Luckily, Matalan comes to the rescue again with a great range of smart school shoes, starting from just £5. Here are our favourites:


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(Girls ballet shoes — £5.00 / Boys slip-on leather shoes — £17.00)



3. The essential coat 

Getting kids to wear a coat can be a nightmare, so we've found a practical, yet cool alternative from Sports Direct for just £11.99!


It’s unisex, plus it folds away meaning there’s no excuse not to take a coat to school.  



(Unisex coat — £11.99)

4. New stationery 

Does anybody else get super excited over new stationery? Hobbycraft and Matalan have some great offers to get you school-ready in no time.


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(Marvel Stationery Set from Matalan — £2.00 /  Pastel Stationery Set from Hobbycraft — £5.00)

5. A super-cool pencil case

No back to school guide is complete without a pretty pencil case to store that new stationery.


Check these out from Hobbycraft and Card Factory


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(Personalised pencil case from Card Factory — £7.99 / Pencil case from Hobbycraft — £4.00)

6. The school bag 

Sports Direct is without a doubt the home of stylish, yet practical school bags. From as little as £6.99, you're guaranteed to find the perfect bag to carry all of your school-day essentials:



(Frozen rucksack — £6.99 / Spider man rucksack — £6.99)

And that’s it, you’ve got everything you need to start the academic year in style!


If you have some time to spare, why not stop off for lunch at Frankie and Benny’s or a quick coffee in Starbucks? You certainly deserve it after all that shopping.