Found: the best deals and steals to get back-to-school ready

With only a few more weeks left of the summer holidays, it’s time to start thinking about stocking up on school gear for the upcoming academic year. As summer winds down, shops like Debenhams and WHSmith are already offering discounts on selected back-to-school items, proving that kitting the kids out needn’t cost the earth. 

Whether the little ones are starting their first year or the teens are heading off to secondary school, we’ve gathered 7 of the best deals and steals that will 1. save you stress (and money) and 2. have the kids ready for when the first bell rings.


If you’re looking to get the back-to-school shop done and dusted while saving some extra cash, then don’t miss the Debenhams’ discount section. With up to 70% slashed off prices, there’s everything from waterproof jackets and hardworking backpacks to reliable shoes and uniform staples.

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John Lewis

Head straight to John Lewis’ discount section and save up to 50% off on selected school jumpers, pinafore dresses, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve blouses, trousers and more.

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Available until 13 September, WHSmith are offering £5 off all orders £20 or more, when you use the code BTS19 at the checkout. There’s also up 50% off a handful of stationery essentials, and students can get an extra 20% off all stationery until 25 September when an NUS Extra Card is shown at the checkout till in stores.

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George at ASDA

Want grade A school gear without a hefty price tag? George at ASDA have amazing bundle deals on boys and girls clothing, with prices starting at £2! Shop everything from full uniforms (there’s an array of colours to choose from) to school shoes from £13 and gingham dresses from £4, plus so much more.

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Tu Clothing

From scuff-resistant shoes to non-iron shirts and skirts with permanent pleats, Tu Clothing has everything to save time getting ready in the mornings. Shop uniform bundles for both boys and girls from £4, long-lasting sportswear and P.E kits, plus everyday essentials with multi-packs of underwear, socks and vests for less than a tenner. Bundles and savings? Check and check.

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Browse through cute notebooks, stylish backpacks and weekly planners that’ll have kids starting the academic year off right. You can get up to 30% off selected notebooks and stickers, plus there’s even a 3 for 2 deal on highlighters and coloured pens. It’s time to get colourful!

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The Works

Looking for affordable school supplies? Look no further than From pens and notebooks to calculators and folders, it’s the one-stop-shop to equip the kids with everything they might need to earn top marks. Oh, and prices range from £1 to £15. Score!

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