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Top 10 essentials Tips for starting school



You’ve got their school uniform sorted. Now for those all-important add-ons, from trainers to lunch boxes

Forgotten something? This way to the school uniform shop

Action-ready PE kit

From excellent-value cotton polo shirts and tees to bestselling shorts and trainers, our kids’ PE collection has their athletic pursuits covered.

Girls’ PE kit Boys’ PE kit

Boy wearing M&S school uniform PE kit

Bag it all

Surprisingly spacious but lightweight, this handy drawstring bag has room for all their PE kit and is easy to carry alongside a rucksack. Plus, it’s wipe-clean.

Bag it here

M&S drawstring sports bag for school

Get pumped

Perfect for adventures on and off the field, our trainers and plimsolls are made to last, brilliantly comfy and, best of all, easy for kids to pull on and off.

Sporty steps

Boy wearing M&S PE kit in a school gym

Bottle up

A water bottle is a must for any pupil. We have loads of different styles and colours to choose from, including this one which is BPA-free and has an easy-grip design – perfect for kids on the run.

Keep them hydrated

M&S water bottle

Top it off

Plain T-shirts make perfect workout tops – and these unisex pure cotton tees come in 12 different colours and are designed with StayNew tech to keep them looking fresher and brighter for longer.

T-shirts this way

Girl wearing M&S school gym kit with a plain T-shirt

Cool for school shoes

Our school shoes are made for comfort and practicality – many feature Velcro fastenings; ideal for Reception children who have yet to master dressing themselves.

Shop school shoes

Girls wearing M&S school shoes

Dine in style

Help kids stand out with our handy, perfectly proportioned lunch boxes. They’ll love the cool designs, and you’ll love the wipe-clean material.

Buy the lunch box

M&S Pokémon school lunch box for kids

Carry it off

Rainbows, Avengers, even sushi – whatever your child’s passion, we’ve got a backpack for them. Don’t forget to check proportions so you get the right size for their height.

Bag one here

Girl wearing M&S school uniform with a school backpack

Sock it to ’em

Our seven-packs of school socks come in a range of colours with Freshfeet technology (for obvious reasons). They even have a clever hidden tag inside so you can write or stitch your child’s name.

Shop socks

M&S seven-pack of school socks in grey

After-school cool

From the easy style of gingham dresses to natty shorts and polo shirts. our school uniform is so cool and comfy they’ll actually want to hang out in it after the bell.

See all school uniform

Kids lying in a school field wearing M&S school uniform



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