Back To School

THINK BACK TO SCHOOL text on stationery background

Yes, it's that time of year again when we brace ourselves for the back to school shop.

But we're here to make it easy... or, easier!


Uniform basics

From the first day of school kids excited to get in their uniforms to the fashionista teens you have to bribe around the shops every year, we've all your basic uniform essentials covered. With some stores offering Non-Iron technology for both girls and boys this year (result!) at least the washing will be a breeze.

Get uniform basics from:

Marks & Spencer                 Quiz                                 
Debenhams  New Look 
TU at Sainsbury's  Peacocks



We all know choosing your bag, lunch boxes and stationery for the year is the most exciting part of the school shop. And, the most important, of course. So, if the theme is cool marble or their favourite Disney character, we've got accessories that will make them the envy of the class. And yes - we will not be lending out our favourite pen.

Pick up school bags, lunch stuff and accessories from:

Smiggle                              Flying Tiger
The Disney Store The Works
Sainsbury's Primark
WH Smith Claire’s 


Jackets, coats & shoes

The unpredictable Scottish weather makes finding an appropriate jacket and reliable shoes for all weathers a bit of a challenge. But looking cool and keeping dry won’t be an issue this year with our range of stores offering shoes and outerwear to cover every weather eventuality. We’ve even heard of a thing called 'scuff resistance technology'. Whether it's also kid resistant is something we'll need to get back to you on...

Choose coats, jackets and shoes at:

Clarks                    USC      
Trespass Deichmann           
JD Sports Sports Direct


PE & sportswear

Ah, the PE kit. It’s forgotten throughout the year, stuffed in the bottom of the schoolbag and left till last in our back to school shop. We've got it all, from from polo shirts to technical gear, and big-name trainers such as Adidas, Nike and Converse. This year it won’t be forgotten and left on the couch. Or, maybe not as much as last year...

Find PE and sportswear here:

JD Sports          Office              
Debenhams USC
Sports Direct Deichmann


Click & Collect 

Make the school shop even less hassle by ordering online and then picking it up in the centre. Most of our stores offer a click and collect service, ideal if you're short on time - or just can't be bothered with dragging the kids round the shops. See all of our shops which have Click & Collect here, or find out more about our own Collect Plus service here (which you pick up from our Customer Services, which also has changing rooms - so you can try it on them before you take it home.)