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10 OF THE
BEST SCHOOL
ESSENTIALS

Tried-and-trusted school kit, reviewed by parents. Don’t start term without it

First-class uniform

The not-too-prim pinafore

Parents love this crease-resistant dress, which has permanent pleats and doesn’t need ironing. You say: “I really like the quality and girls love the butterfly on the zip.”

Pick the perfect pinafore

Grey pinafore M&S school dress
 

Get shirty

Save time on ironing and keep them happy? It’s entirely possible with this handy two-pack of non-iron shirts. You say: “Great shirts for fussy, fashion-conscious teens.”

Boys’ shirts here

Two-pack boys' blue short-sleeved easy-iron M&S school shirts
 

The suits-all sweater

Lightweight, durable and available in seven colours – clever Stay New technology means less bobbling and wear. You say: “Excellent. Keeps its shape and colour. Great value for money.”

Jumper this way

Boy wearing unisex V-neck blue school jumper
 

Gingham girl

The 100 per cent cotton will keep her cool and parents will love the non-iron technology. You say: “Easy maintenance gets my vote; there’s an easy-dressing Velcro fastening version too.”

Summer school dresses here

Pink gingham pure cotton M&S school dress
 

Skater style

An adjustable waistband makes this modern skater skirt the perfect fit. You say: “The skirt is a really good fit, and she's pleased with the 'swooshiness' of it.”

Shop the skirt

Girl wearing grey pleated skirt
 

Up their polo game

Armed with Stay New tech, these polos will remain smart all school year – and they come in five colours. You say: “Fits, washes and wears well – and, importantly, no complaints from my 10-year-old.”

Three-pack polo shirts

Boy wearing white M&S polo shirt
 

Their cotton socks

A classic knee-high style that looks good all year round. You say: “My daughter loves these school socks. They fit her really well and stay white for longer than most.”

Top socks

Classic long cotton M&S school socks
 

Blazer glory

Nothing says smart like a classic blazer – and these are stain-resistant and weatherproof. You say: “The adjustable cuff length grows with her.”

Trail blazer

Girl wearing M&S school blazer
 

The long and short of it

Crease-resistant, on trend and play-proof, these shorts (and our trousers too) are ideal for rough and tumble. You say: “They fit my son perfectly and last ages.”

School shorts here

Grey school shorts
 

Best foot forward

For every adventure, big or small, our shoes take them there, including scuff-resistant styles. You say: “I liked the in-store fitting service, it’s reassuring to know they’re in expert hands.”

Step up

Girls wearing M&S tights and school shoes
 

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