It is that time of year again when you are swamped with mixed feelings as your little ones are about to start another school year. It’s wonderful spending time with them and watching them enjoy their freedom, yet finding the appropriate childcare isn’t always easy. Not to mention the time or money you need to get them ready with stationery, books, uniforms… the list can sometimes feel endless. So, let’s find ways to make the latter more enjoyable and affordable.

Getting them kitted out

The Best Back to School Deals_ School Uniform

Everyone’s favourite department store, Debenhams, offers excellent deals on school uniforms. You could find packs of two shirts for less than £5, two kilt school skirts for just £8, outer wear at up to 40% off, as well as jumpers, shoes and more at some very attractive prices. Until 19th September the store also has a promotion that when you spend £30 or more and choose click and collect at checkout, you will receive a £5 voucher with your parcel (a good excuse to reward yourself after the event)!

Clarks has been the place to get school shoes for years. Right now you can get £5 off sports shoes when you purchase any kids’ items at Clarks and up to 60% off sale items. Check out all school uniform shoe styles and enjoy offers such as free delivery of order values above £50, free returns and free collect in store.

Stationery for less from The Works

The Works is your online store for books, stationery, craft supplies and toys, plus there are some delightful back to school deals as well. They have a useful back to school checklist and up to 80% off essential stationery items. Plus the prices are the best around with stationery items from just £1, 10 kids’ books for £10 and web exclusive deals. Check out art and craft supplies, big brands for less, two for £8 audio books and more.

School shopping made simple by Tesco

The Best Back to School Deals_ School Backpack

We can always rely on Tesco to make things easy and affordable for us! As usual you’ll find all sorts including scuff resistant uniforms, half price stationery, books and more. Also be sure to check out the backpack and schoolbag deals as they offer a fun, colourful selection for the little ones, grown up designs for the older ones, as well as messenger bags, cartoon character bags and more; many with some very attractive discounts.

Even more back to school deals

Argos is not just a place to find home furnishings and general bits and bobs, they also have a bunch of great offers in the Back to School segment; get 50% off selected jackets, backpacks and school bags, enjoy 25% off audio and headphones, get quality lunch bags at low prices, tablets from just £49.99, kids’ watches for 25% less, educational toys from just £10 and mobiles from just £39.95. There are also a bunch of useful tips right to help you too!

Another online store you could check out is Paperchase; plenty of items at half price, 3 for 2 stationery offers and more.

Of course, it’s always worth checking out Amazon too. Have a peek in the back to school sale for essential electronics, uniforms, bags, books and much more.