Let’s Get Back to School!

2020 has been quite the rollercoaster, and our kids haven’t had the easiest of rides! But September is now in reaching distance, and with it comes a new term, a new school year, and a new ‘normal’.

Starting school can be an anxious time for our little ones at the best of times.  If there’s one thing we know, it’s that having a fresh new pencil case, bag or uniform will give them the confidence to get back to it with gusto!

Our stores here at The Clarendon Oxford have all the essentials you need to get ‘back to school-ready’, and we’ve picked out our top items to help make things a bit easier for you.

Dressed for Success

Pleated Skirt – H&M – £9.99 and Mary Jane Patent Shoes – Dark Red – H&M – £14.99

This pleated skirt is woven in a sturdy viscose blend with an adjustable, elasticated waist. You can choose from sizes 2-10 years and shades dark grey, dark blue or black.

Fine-knit Cardigan – H&M – £7.99

This soft, fine-knit cotton cardigan has a smart V-neck and comes in dark grey, light grey, beige or navy.

Pleated Dress – H&M – £12.99

This sleeveless A-line dress is woven in a sturdy viscose blend and comes in grey, dark red and dark blue. The Mary Jane Patent shoes also come in black and dark red.

Waterproof hi-tops – H&M – £24.99

Waterproof hi-tops in imitation leather with a padded edge and tongue and elasticated lacing available in black or beige.

Pencils at the ready!

Having new stationery is possibly the most exciting thing about starting a new term — remember the feeling of writing on the very first page of a brand new notebook?! What possibilities lie ahead! Getting the right tools for the job is a must – but who says they have to be boring?

75 Piece Wooden Case Stationery Set – The Works – £10

75 pieces of quality, colourful stationery all stored neatly in this beautiful wooden box. What’s not to love?

Helix Value Compact Maths Set – The Works – £2

Silicone Rainbow Floppy Topper Pen – Pink – Claire’s – £5

Ice Cream Jelly Pencil Case – Claire’s – £14

You’ll be the envy of all your classmates with this silicone Ice Cream Jelly pencil case from Claire’s.

Carry it in Style

Our stores have something to suit all tastes, from simple and stylish to bold and fun. We particularly love these bright ones to help bring a bit of colour into the classroom.

Neon Color Block Large Backpack – Claire’s – £35

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mini Backpack – MenKind – £69

Disney 101 Dalmatians Faux Leather Mini Backpack – MenKind – £69

Disney 101 Dalmatians Faux Leather Mini Backpack

Mi Pac Black Canvas BackPack – TK Maxx – £16.99

Mi Pac Black Canvas Back Pack

The Lunch Bunch

Keeping them fueled and hydrated throughout the day is the secret to students staying focused for longer.

Guitar Lunch Box – MenKind – £12

Is that a guitar case? No! It’s a lunchbox of course! Perfect for the guitar hero in all of us.

Guitar Lunch Box

The Chilly’s Bottle Yellow Pineapple Reusable Bottle 500ml – TK Maxx – £12.99

This tropical-inspired water bottle boasts an insulated stainless steel design which will keep cold drinks chilled for 24 hours or hot for 12!

 The Chilly's Bottle Yellow Pineapple Reusable Bottle 500ml

Disney Mickey Mouse Metal Water Bottle – MenKind – £20

Disney Mickey Mouse Metal Water Bottle

Wrap it Up

With summer coming to a close, a good coat that will stand up to the classic Back to School-weather is essential. Our stores have plenty to choose from, but we love those that will see them through the winter months too.

Blue & White Floral Hooded Jacket – TK Maxx – £16.99

 Craghoppers Blue & White Floral Hooded Jacket

Kids Wool Peacoat in Dark Night – GAP Outlet – £54.95

Trespass White & Teal Ski Jacket – TK Maxx – £29.99

ski jacket TK Maxx

For even more back to school inspiration, head to our latest Pinterest board.

We wish the best of luck to all students starting a new school year.