Back to School Checklist for Parents

So, it’s nearly back to school time! To help you and your child prepare for the new academic year, we’ve put together a handy checklist of all the things you’re likely to need to get ready to go back to school.

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or you’ve been through going back to school many times before, we hope these pointers will help you out in the run up to the new year.

New Stationery!        

Do you remember how exciting the prospect of getting a new pencil case for school was?

A trendy new pencil case with lots of goodies in is a staple; some of the things it may need to include are a pencil, pen, coloured crayons, rulers, sharpener and a rubber.

School Uniform

Don’t forget the brand new school uniform! Shirts or polo shirts, trousers, skirts, dresses, a jumper or blazer, shoes, socks and a coat make up a part of the school uniform list.

Tip! It might be worth thinking of name labels too for if the new jumper goes missing!

PE Kit

Rounders, kwik cricket and tag rugby… you’ll need sportswear for those active PE lessons. You might want to consider a drawstring bag, plimsolls, shorts and a t-shirt.

School Bag

Whether they’ve a diary, books or worksheets to take home – a bag is important to keep things together. If your child’s school doesn’t have book bags, you might want to consider a rucksack!


If your child won’t be having school lunches, don’t forget a funky lunchbox to hold their favourite snacks; the more colourful, the better!


Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy every minute of it with your child! We’d love to see your back to school photos; why not tweet them to us @EducationCity?

Have a great start to the academic year!