Parents! Here’s Your Child’s Back to School Checklist

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or you’ve been through the preparations of helping your child get ready for the new academic year many times before, we hope these pointers will help you out!

Let’s start…

New Stationery          

Do you remember how exciting it was to get a new pencil case for school? Whether you had a funky brightly coloured one or a super cute fluffy animal, we think they’re awesome!

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, ruler, 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 and shoes are all on the school uniform list.

Tip! Name labels are super handy, in case any of your child’s uniform goes missing at school.

PE Kit

Rounders, cricket, tag rugby… you’ll need sportswear for those active PE lessons. You might need a drawstring bag, plimsolls, shorts and a t-shirt for these lessons. Also, you may want to think about a swimming kit, in case there’s any school trips to the local swimming baths.

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 backpack.


If your child will be taking in their own lunch, 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 know it can be slightly daunting being in a new class with lots of new children, but once your child’s introduced to everyone (maybe by playing games), it can calm nerves and help them settle in much better.

We hope your child has a great start to the academic year!