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The Complete Back-to-School Shopping Lists for School

The Complete Back-to-School Shopping Lists for School
It's nearly time for kids to go back to school! We know how chaotic this can be - and with COVID-19 to consider this year, it's bound to feel stressful. To help you de-stress, we’ve put together a complete checklist of items that you will need for back-to-school:


Here at Dotty about Paper, we are obsessed with all things stationery! Here are the main things that you will need.
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Sharpie pens
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Notebooks
  • Calculator
  • Protractor (optional)
  • Tip-ex (optional)
  • Post-it Notes
  • Pencil case
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Homework planners (optional)
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Next, think about hygiene. With COVID-19 still going on, you'll need to make sure your child has that little bit of extra protection, and is keeping hygienic at school.
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Name labels
  • Face Masks (optional)


When it comes to lunch, keep things very simple. All you need is:
  • Lunch box
  • Snack box
  • Water bottle
  • Name labels
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With a new year, you may find that your child has slightly grown out of their uniform. Make sure they're looking smart with some fresh new uniform. You will need:
  • Polo shirts
  • Jumper / Cardigan
  • Trousers
  • Skirt
  • Socks
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Hat, scarf, and gloves (depending on the weather!)
  • A change of clothing for younger children
  • Iron-on Name Labels
PE Kit Don't forget their PE kit!
  • Gym Bag
  • Gym Shoes/Plimsolls
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Socks

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