Your back to school shopping list

From shoes and stationery to student offers 

The back to school essentials checklist is looming. Making sure you and your kids are all prepped for the new school year is no simple task so we’ve made it much easier by creating your go-to back to school shopping list at Glasgow Fort.  

Take the stress out of shopping with our guide to best back to school shops and where to find student discounts and offers.  

From uniforms, polo shirts, blazers, gym bags and shoes at Asda Living, H&M, New Look, Next, Zara, TK Maxx, River Island and Marks & Spencer to laptops, pens, pencil cases and calculators via swimming hats, lunch boxes and chargers, follow our helpful guide. 

Need-to-know offers and discounts for students and back to school 

 

Glasgow Fort special offers 

From food at Frankie & Benny’s to the Fuel Juice Bar via student discounts at schuh, Waterstones and Vision Express, make sure you make the most of our incredible offers.  

Frankie & Benny's burger
Image provided by Frankie & Benny's

 

Your back to school checklist 

Uniform 

  • Blazer 
  • Jacket 
  • Shirts 
  • Polo shirts 
  • Dresses 
  • Trousers 
  • Skirts 
  • Tie 

Head to Asda Living, H&M, New Look, Next, River Island, Zara, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer

School uniform from M&S
Image provided by M&S

 

Underwear, accessories and swimwear  

  • Underwear 
  • Socks  
  • Tights 
  • Swimming costume 
  • Trunks 
  • Goggles 
  • Swimming hat 
  • Flip-flops 
  • Hair accessories 

Head to Asda Living, Foot Locker, H&M, New Look, Next, River Island, Lollipop, Zara, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer

 

Shoes 

  • Black school shoes 
  • Trainers 
  • Ballet shoes 

Head to Asda Living, H&M, New Look, Next, River Island, Zara, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer plus specialist back to school shoe stores Clarks, Deichmann, Foot Locker, Footasylum, JD Sports, Office, schuh kids and Skechers.  


Image provided by Deichmann

 

Shoe measuring and fitting at Glasgow Fort 

You can also book shoe fitting appointments and beat the queues for Clarks here.  


Image provided by Clarks

 

Gym and outdoor wear 

  • Shorts 
  • Jogging trousers 
  • T-shirts 
  • Outdoor trainers and walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Wellies 
  • Hat 
  • Scarf 
  • Gloves 

Head to Asda Living, Foot Locker, H&M, New Look, Next, River Island, Zara, TK Maxx, Marks & Spencer and Trespass plus Clarks, Deichmann, Footasylum, JD Sports, Office, schuh kids and Skechers.  

 

School bag, lunch boxes and water bottles  

  • Backpacks 
  • String bag 
  • Lunch box 
  • Lunch bag 
  • Water bottle 
  • Coffee cup 

Head to Asda Living, Argos, Claire’s, Foot Locker, JD Sports, Poundland, TK Maxx, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Smiggle and Smyths Toys.  

 

Stationery 

  • Pencil case 
  • Pens (black, blue and red) 
  • Pencils 
  • Maths geometry set (protractor, compass, set squares and ruler) 
  • Highlighters 
  • Rubber/eraser 
  • Post-it notes 
  • Notebooks 
  • Plastic wallets 
  • Lever-arch folder 
  • School art supplies (paint brushes, acrylic paints, sketchpads, charcoal pencils, glue, mounting spray and more) 

Head to Argos, Poundland, Asda Living, Marks & Spencer, Waterstones, Smiggle and Smyths Toys.  

smiggle stationary
Image provided by Smiggle

 

Books 

  • Dictionary 
  • Thesaurus 
  • Key stage guides 
  • Story books for unwinding 

 Head to Argos, Poundland, TK Maxx, Waterstones and Smyths Toys.  

 

School tech and chargers 

  • Calculator 
  • Laptop 
  • Charger 
  • Phone 
  • Tablet 
  • Headphones 
  • USB flash drive 

Head to Argos, Poundland, TK Maxx, Waterstones, Smiggle and Smyths Toys.  

 

Hand sanitiser, keyrings and more 

  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Key ring 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Deodorant  

Head to Argos, Boots, Claire’s, Poundland, Superdrug, TK Maxx, Smiggle, Smyths Toys and The Body Shop.   

 

Back to school extras 

Head to Specsavers and Vision Express for optician check-ups and pick up kids’ vitamins, antihistamine and more from Boots, Superdrug and Holland & Barrett.  

 

Breakout time  

After all the shopping, let the kids enjoy some downtime with tickets to Vue or enjoy Glasgow Fort’s welcoming (and kid-friendly) cafes and restaurants for well-earned food and drinks.   

kids meal from wagamama
Image provided by wagamama

 

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