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Back to school in style: 
Best school bags

From printed character backpacks to perfectly practical lunch boxes, we have the must-have bags to go back to school in style

School backpacks with style

When it comes to the annual back-to-school countdown, a fresh bag is certainly up there with shiny new shoes and a pristine pencil case in terms of must-haves. M&S backpacks are a great place to start. They’re made from water-repellent fabric, so a rain shower won’t mean soggy books, and have adjustable padded straps for comfort. Choose from a range of prints to suit every child’s taste.

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Smiggle dinosaur-print backpack. Shop now
A cute and practical design by Smiggle
Smiley-print school backpack. Shop now
Make mornings happier with a smiley-theme
Hype butterfly-print backpack. Shop now
With padding for extra comfort on-the-go
Metallic lilac quilted school backpack. Shop now
Iridescent lilac is the new pink

Pick the perfect lunch box

While we’ll never stop pining for our Nineties Forever Friends lunchbox, it has to be said that the modern iteration is way more practical (and still very sweet). As well as fun printed designs, M&S lunch boxes feature Thinsulate™ technology to keep food cool, plus a handy side pocket for drinks storage. They’re designed with a seamless lining that is quick to clean and are machine washable for tackling those really stubborn stains.

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Astrological cat print lunch box. Shop now
Cool cats will love this hard-shell design
Peppa Pig-themed lunch box. Shop now
We love this cheerful Peppa-themed design
 Smiggle dinosaur-print lunch box. Shop now
Go wild with a dinosaur-print lunch box
Snoopy-themed lunch box. Shop now 
A matching backpack is also available

Bags of character

Whether they’re fans of Minecraft or go mad for Marvel, we’ve got all their favourite characters within our school accessories range. Budding witches and wizards still waiting patiently for their Hogwarts letter will be spellbound by our Harry Potter range of backpacks, swim bags and pencil cases, or enchant little Disney fans with a Mickey Mouse-themed backpack from Smiggle. Got a hard-to-please tween or teen? Hype's range of vibrantly printed backpacks and lunchboxes will be their new go-to.

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Harry Potter-themed backpack. Shop now
Add a little magic with Harry Potter
Minecraft-themed school backpack. Shop now
It’s game on with a Minecraft backpack
 Spiderman-themed backpack. Shop now
Plenty of space for superhero essentials
Backpack with Marvel superhero print. Shop now
Take their favourite heroes to school

Words: Emily Sutherland and Sarah Lafarge

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