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Your ‘Back to school’ essentials

Posted on August 15, 2018

Buying back to school items can be an expensive ordeal, so we’ve pulled together a list of everything your little ones will need for under £20, saving you time and money!


PLUS, everything is available to buy at Greenwich Shopping Park — making it a quick and painless trip this summer!

1. A long-lasting school uniform

Finding school uniform that’s good quality and affordable can be tricky, however this summer Matalan has a full school uniform from just £13.50! Plus, it promises to be machine washable, tumble dry safe and stain resistant — what’s not to love?




2. The all-rounder coat


A coat can be one of the most costly items for your little ones; it’s super important that they’re kept warm and dry during all weather conditions.  


We’ve found two great options which are black and do just that. 



(New look - £19.99 / Sports Direct - £10)

3.    Smart school shoes


Children’s school shoes can cost upwards of £50... and with their feet growing as quickly as they do, it can feel like you’re just throwing money away.


We’ve found great options starting from £3.50!



(Matalan – from £3.50)

4.  A snazzy pencil case


Having a new pencil case at the start of the new school year is a must — but we don’t need to tell you that!


We found these super cute dinosaur patterned and colouring cases — the question is, which one is cooler?



(New Look - £4.99/Hobbycraft - £3)

5.  An equally-fancy lunch box


Having a well-packed lunch box is absolutely crucial — but it must be practical and ‘cool’.


We’ve found some at Matalan, and they also come with a matching bottle!



(Matalan - £8)

6.  Name labels


How many times a year has your child come home with someone else’s school jumper?


We have a practical solution that costs less than £3!



(Hobbycraft - £2.70)

7.    The school bag


School bags can often be very expensive…. but not at Matalan — prices start at just £2!


Why would you go anywhere else?



(Matalan, £2-£12)


When you’ve ticked off everything on the ‘back to school’ list, why not pop into Greenwich Shopping Park’s Frankie and Benny’s or Starbucks  before you head off?


With three hours free parking available, there’s plenty of time to treat yourself, too!