Back To School Shopping List: Everything you need for September from John Lewis | The Sun

BACK to school is fast approaching, and if anything previous years have told us – it's best to be prepared.

Luckily for us, we've put together the ultimate shopping list from high street favourite John Lewis at affordable price with great design and great price uniform from £6

  • Shop Back to School at John Lewis – buy here

Available to shop at johnlewis.com, the high street favourite has everything you need across branded products, their best selling ANYDAY range and much more.

John Lewis is your one-stop shop for all things Back to School, but where to start?

First things first, you want to make sure you get the uniform sorted, and then there's all the added extras; and the bits the kids like to choose themselves.

We're talking school bags, lunch boxes, and pencil cases.

Finally there's sports kits, shoes and even school supplies such as highlighters and pencils.

John Lewis’ prices school uniform prices start at £6, with great value options that will last you a long time, which are perfect for growing kids. 

And don’t miss their best selling ANYDAY range, which has more school supplies than ever for 2022. You can see the whole back to school range here, but we've put together our top picks, and the ultimate school shopping list to make what is usually a stressful time of year for parents, a breeze.

Uniform

Whether they are starting school for the first time, a new school year or even making the big jump from primary to secondary, these are the key pieces to pick up for their school uniform.

First School

First school year? Ensure your kids are is looking fresh with these primary school picks.

  • John Lewis & Partners Unisex Pure Cotton Easy Care School Polo Shirt, Pack of 2, from £7.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Box Pleat Tunic, Black, from £10.00 – buy here
  • ANYDAY John Lewis & Partners Boys' The Basics Adjustable Waist School Shorts, Pack of 2, Grey, from £9.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners School Belted Gingham Checked Summer Dress, Yellow, from £9.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Cotton Double Pocket Easy Care Cardigan, from £9 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Easy Care Open Neck Short Sleeve School Blouse, Pack of 2, White, from £8 – buy here
  • Trotters Kids' Stripe Seersucker Hair Bow, Yellow, £10.00 – buy here

Growing Pains

Growing kids will need a new fit for a new term, and these school uniform must be hard-wearing and a great choice for the latest school year.

With a choice of leg lengths, waistbands and cuts, find trousers to fit every size and shape.

  • John Lewis & Partners Unisex Cotton V-Neck School Jumper, Navy, from £8 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' Short Sleeved Stain Resistant Easy Care Shirt, Pack of 2, from £8.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' Adjustable Waist Regular Length School Shorts, Grey, from £7.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' Adjustable Waist Stain Resistant Slim Fit School Trousers, from £9.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Easy Care Pleated School Skirt, from £9.00 – buy here
  • Girls' School Long Sleeve Blouse, Pack of 2, Gold, from £8.75 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Skater School Skirt, Grey, from £7.00 – buy here

Starting Sixth Form

Starting sixth form can be a stressful time for any teenager, but you can help take away some of the stress by making sure they look and feel their best.

These sixth form essentials will fit, and last as they take their last steps towards independence – no, you're crying.

  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' School Blazer, from £22.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' Slim Fit Stain Resistant Long Sleeve School Shirt, Pack of 2, White, from £11.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' School Blazer, Black, from £22.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Slim Fit Long Sleeve School Shirt, Pack of 2, White, from £11.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Stain Resistant School Pencil Skirt, Black, from £10 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' Organic Cotton Long Sleeve School Shirt, Pack of 2, White, from £13.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Boys' Adjustable Waist Stain Resistant Slim Fit School Trousers, from £9 – buy here

Sports Kit

The best (or worst) lesson of the day, sports lessons are naturally, a divider.

Which ever side you fall on, it's important you don't forget to pick up their sports kit – lets be honest, everyone dreads raiding lost property.

Here's what you need for any budding athletes – and don't forget the nametape and pen set to make sure it's easy to find their kit in the changing rooms.

  • Nametape and Pen Set, £3.79 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Games Socks £6.00 – buy here
  • School PE Drawstring Bag, Black, £8.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Unisex Pure Cotton Easy Care School Polo Shirt, Pack of 2, from £7.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners School Leotard, Black, from £10.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Girls' School PE Skorts, from £6.00 – buy here 
  • Speedo Long Hair Swimming Cap, Black, £6.99 – buy here
  • School Girls' PE Skirt, from £14.99 – buy here
  • School Rugby Shorts, from £13.00 – buy here
  • Geox Children's Crush Trainers, Black, from £40 – buy here

School Shoes

Of course, you'll need to make sure you get the right school shoes, and whilst different schools might have different restrictions, you can ensure they're likely needing to be black, smart – and not a high heel when it comes to girls.

Need some help finding the right shoes? You can book an appointment with John Lewis, and they’ll help you find the perfect school shoes for your kids growing feet. 

Their expert shoe fitters are trained by either Clarks or Start-rite, and will be able to advise you on the best shoes for your child that will last the whole school year whether you want shiny patent, or relaxed leather. 

These are the best deals we've found for footwear.

  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Hampshire Mary Jane Shoes, Black Gloss, from £34.00 – buy here
  • Start-Rite Children's Leather Brogue Shoes, Black Patent, from £52.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Yorkshire Lace Up Shoes, Black. from £40.00 – buy here
  • Start-Rite Children's Impress Patent Leather Shoes, from £44.99 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Oxford Leather Pumps, Black, from £32.00 – buy here

School Accessories

Once you've sorted the uniform, you'll need to make sure you've got all the extra school accessories.

We're talking school bags, socks – everything you need to "finish the look".

John Lewis have plenty to choose from, from their own ANYDAY range to super cool Hershal backpacks – they'll be the envy of the playground.

  • ANYDAY John Lewis & Partners Kids' Cotton Rich Socks, Pack of 7, £8.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Kids' Cotton Tights, Pack of 2, £6.00 – buy here
  • Mepal Spring Flowers Kids' Bento Box & Drinks Bottle Lunch Set, £20.99 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Knee High Pellerine Socks, Pack of 5, White, £8.00 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Floral Print Backpack, Purple, £9.00 – buy here
  • Herschel Supply Co. Classic XL Backpack, Navy, £55.00 – buy here
  • Hype Kids' Ombre Backpack, Soft Pink/Peach, £24.99 – buy here
  • John Lewis & Partners Children's Good Vibes Backpack, Pink, £8.00 – buy here

Everything else

Got a budding artist on your hands, maybe some art supplies, coloured pencils would be good. Or if exam season is coming up then you can't go wrong with highlighters and calculators.

And don't forget the all important pencil case.

Here's the best stationary and pencil cases to buy.

  • Hype Heart Hippy Tie-Dye Pencil Case, Bright Pink, £10.00 – buy here
  • STAEDTLER Textsurfer Classic Pastel Highlighters, Pack of 6 ,£6.00 – buy here
  • Tinc Rainbow Pencil Case, £12.50 – buy here
  • Natural History Museum Dinosaur Pencil Case, £10.00 – buy here
  • Tinc Star Highlighter Pen, £3.00 – buy here
  • Hype Kids' Neon Camouflage Stationery Set, £10.99 – buy here

If you're getting ready for back to school, then make sure you get ready before the rush with John Lewis.

You can shop girls uniform here, and boys uniform here.

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