School Uniform Checklist: Back to School Essentials

back to school essentials

Get ready for term time with our school uniform checklist

Back to school might seem like an age away, but it’s never too early to start planning their term time essentials with a school uniform checklist.

Check out our school uniform shop for girls’ and boys’ schoolwear, ideal for creating the perfect back to school wardrobe.

Here’s our top tips for getting back to school ready…

1. School uniform

It may seem like the most obvious, but while you’re running around enjoying the summer break, it can be easy to forget that a new uniform is needed.

Invest in top quality white shirts, polo shirts, trousers and skirts that wash well and will last longer than the first term back.

A pair of comfortable and durable school shoes is another essential, especially if your child walks to school every day.

Top tip: Use labels and drawer separators to keep their uniform organised. Split outfits into days of the week for quick and easy access on those sleepy-eyed mornings.

Pleated Pinafore // Patent Loafers // Grey V-neck Jumper // White Long Sleeved Shirt // White Short Sleeve Shirt // Black Tights // Grey Pleated Skirt // White Polo Shirt // Grey Trousers
Pleated Pinafore // Patent Loafers // Grey V-neck Jumper // White Long Sleeved Shirt // White Short Sleeve Shirt // Black Tights // Grey Pleated Skirt // White Polo Shirt // Grey Trousers

2. P.E. kit

Like it or loathe it, physical education. is part of every school curriculum, and here at M&Co we’ve got all those girls and boys P.E. kit essentials covered!

Stock up on shorts, jogging bottoms, multipack short sleeve t-shirts and swimwear, ideal for gym class and after school play.

3. Kids’ underwear

Kids’ underwear, like sleeveless white vests and black school tights, need replaced every few months keep up with your ever-growing girls and boys.

But now you can make dressing for school fun with our colourful days of the week socks and briefs!

Mondays will never be dull and they’ll have fun matching their essentials to the day of the week.

Back to school underwear
Days Of The Week Breifs // Plain Black Socks // White Broderie Socks // White Basic Vest // Grey Tights // Patterned Black Socks // Coloured Briefs

4. School shoes

For all that playground fun and the daily walk to school, you need to find a pair of shoes that will last.

Black patent flat shoes are ideal school shoes for girls and short ankle boots will last all winter long.

It may be summer now, but rain is never far away in the UK so consider wellie boots as a school uniform staple! We have a fun range of character print wellies, perfect for puddle-splashing in style.

5. Kids’ jackets

Whether they’re getting the bus, walking home or love to play outside, a good jacket is essential for completing their back to school wardrobe.

Our girls’ coats and jackets range includes waterproof padded jackets and hooded rain macs, while our boys’ range features black waterproof jackets for kids on the go in all weathers.

back to school jackets
Pink Padded Trespass Jacket // Lilac Waterproof Trespass Jacket // Black Quilted Jacket // Blue Trespass Jacket // Khaki Waterproof Trespass Jacket // Black Biker Jacket with Borg Collar

7. Stationery for school

No school bag would be complete without a full pencil case! Invest in pencils, pens, rubbers, a ruler, highlighters, notepads and jotters for a gold star back to school stationery kit.

Back to school stationery
Finding Dory Book Bag // Secret Life of Pets Erasers // Mini Scented Highlighters // Sketch & Sparkle Pencils // Paw Patrol Sharpner // Furry Emoji Pencil Case // Paw Patrol Ruler // Emoji Notebook // Secret Life of Pets Stationery Set

8. School bag

A new school bag needs to be large enough to store all their new stationery and homework jotters.

For character fans our Shopkins, Avengers and Finding Dory school book bags are perfect for carrying classroom essentials.

Top tip: Keep a laminated list of school bag contents inside their bag. This will help make sure they’ve always got what they need. Do a quick check each morning (or night before) for ultimate school day organisation.

Ready to shop?

Got a little one headed back to school? Remember to check out our back to school guide and shop classroom essentials for boys, girls and teens in our school uniform shop.


Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson

As our Social Media and Editorial Coordinator, Laura keeps our fans up to date and in the loop with all things M&Co. A few things that keep Laura smiling: prosecco, Beyoncé, sausage dogs, shopping and North West’s impeccable style.

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