Back to school Essentials 2015

Sending your child to school needn’t cost an arm and a leg so, like every year over the Summer, London Mums have gone on the hunt for the best bargains in back to school essentials and here are our findings.

School Uniforms

London Mums’ favourite retailer in back to school essentials in 2015 has to be Aldi which has new Specialbuys in the Back to School range in stores.

Aldi Back to school range

Presenting excellent quality and brilliant value for money, children won’t be the only ones to hop, skip and jump at the start of the school year.

Aldi’s Trousers (£1.50) are particularly good and strong on the knee area which is constantly put to the test by boys who throw themselves to the floor at playtime. They come in black, navy or grey and have a Teflon finish making them perfect for classroom and after school clubs. Available for ages 4-11.

aldi back to school 2015 CHILDRENS PADDED JACKET (5)[1]

Aldi also have great PE kits to suit both indoor and outdoor activities. With Jogging Bottoms (£2.99), PE Shorts (2 pack)/Skort (1 pack) (£2.79), Round Neck T-shirts (£1.79/2 pack), Plimsolls (£1.79) and Children’s Trainers (£3.99) in store for both boys and girls, parents will have all bases covered for less this year. But my favourite item is Aldi’s Children’s Padded Jacket which looks a lot more expensive than its RRP of £9.99. This light weight, cosy school jacket not only looks smart, but it will help see the autumn months in.

Back to school accessories

Owl backpack back to school collage

Kids from the kids club at London Mums magazine tried lots of back to school accessories and all agreed that the sturdiest and coolest ones are definitely those by Skip Hop. The animal theme on backpacks and jars are really neutral and can be enjoyed by both boys and girls. Our favourite theme is the owl.

Insulated food jar back to school collage

Skip Hop Zoo Pack retails at £20.75 and is suitable for children from 3. Skip Hop Zoo Insulated Food Jar costs £18.00 and is suitable from 12 months.


The greatest feature of these products is the sturdiness. The items are really strong and not cheaply made. Really good value for money considering how quickly and often children break backpacks and lunchboxes.

These accessories are essential for the new school year but if you get them now, you can enjoy them over the Summer when going for pic-nics, den building in the forest and other adventures.


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