Back to school sales: best deals on shoes, backpacks, stationary and all the other supplies you need

It's back to school time and parents across Scotland are stocking their kids up with all the essential equipment.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 9:32 am
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So we've rounded up the best deals we could find to get you started, on items such as shoes, backpacks and stationary.

Whether huge discounts knocked off RRPs, or products with exceptional value for money, these items should ease some of that back to school stress for both you and your child.


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adidas Alta Sport CF Child Trainers

If your little one is active, these black trainers from Adidas will keep them looking smart in the classroom, while allowing them to exert themselves a bit more on the playing field.

Skechers Gravlen City Zone Shoes

These shoes present a sturdier alternative to black trainers, while not going the full hog in the smartness department.

With a lightly cushioned footbed, they'll keep your kid's feet comfortable at all times.

New Look 915 Kuma Loafers?

These loafers are another smart yet sturdy option that will resist even the most active feet while keeping them comfortable.

Price: £18.84 | Buy it now from Amazon

Miss Riot Kelly?

This casual shoe features twin strap and buckle fastening, and comes with a chunky outsole, which gives the appearance of more premium brands at a fraction of the cost.

Price: £18.00 | Buy it now from Wynsors

Black Bunny Rabbit Detail Patent Wide Fit Shoes

With an embroidered bunny rabbit face at the toes, this shoe will get them excited for school every morning.

Price: £12.00 | Buy it now from George


adidas Originals Trefoil Logo Black Backpack

This classic backpack design comes at a mid-range price, and really stands out on the playground, something that (some) kids will welcome.

Price: £25.00 | Buy it now from ASOS

Eastpak Bag?

For something slightly less plastered with branding, this Eastpak bag normally retails for £69.99, but MandM Direct have it available for just £17.99 while stocks last.

SuperDry High Build Lineman Montana Rucksack

Based on SuperDry's classic Montana rucksack design, this bag features a top grab handle, adjustable back straps and a large main compartment.

Price: £24.49 | Buy it now from SuperDry

The North Face TNF Berkeley T92ZD9BY4 Outdoor Travel Backpack

This bag will prepare your child not just for a day at school, but perhaps a rainy day out on a school trip later on in the year.

Nicce Rucksack With Pencil Case

With a saving of £10 at the time of writing, this backpack has the added bonus of coming with a free pencil case, perfect if you're looking to kill two school supply birds with one stone.

Price: £18.00 | Buy it now from Very

Rainbow Ombré Backpack

If they want to add some rainbow style to their school ensemble, this colourful rucksack is the perfect way to do so, and it includes an interior name tag to keep their belongings safe and secure.

Price: £10.00 | Buy it now from George

Grey Flamingo Rucksack

Created in a pale grey marl with flamingo pink trims and an all-over flamingo print, this bag's drawstring fastening is perfect for keeping valuables safe and secure, and the popper-fastening front pocket is perfect for bits and bobs.

Price: £10.00 | Buy it now from George

Backpack deals at GAP


Let your child take lunch to the next level with Mustard's Gamebox, a lunch box specially designed to look like a retro games console. It's microwave and dishwasher safe too!

Price: £12.99 | Buy it now from Amazon

Smash Insulated Lunch Bag

A more simplistic design - though one that's reflected in the price - this insulated compartment of a lunchbox has a soft top handle for comfortable transportation, and it's easy to wipe clean.

Price: £8.00 | Buy it now from Amazon

Luckies of London Insulated Bag

Something a bit different here. You're not paying £10 for a brown paper bag, instead it's made using premium grade Tyvek material to keep lunch cold, and with a completely insulated inside and a magnetic sealing top, food stays fresher for longer.

Price: £9.99 | Buy it now from Amazon

The uniform essentials

Of course, the above are subject to your child's own style. But what about those uniform essentials that aren't up for debate. The outfits enforced by your child's school?

Luckily black trousers, modestly coloured polo shirts and bright (but not too bright) jumpers are all available cheaply from major retailers.

Sainsbury's have launched a 25% off clothing sale, which includes school uniforms.

The discount applies to everything within the Tu clothing range including school uniform essentials like trousers, skirts and dresses.

Prices on school necessities start as low as £4.50.

Likewise, George at Asda have a similar sale in progress, though shoppers there can expect discounts of up to 50%.

Kids clothing - including back to school items - is featured, as well as home and electrical items and some toys.