Your back to school shopping list

From school uniform and shoes to stationery and back to school 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. 

 

Glasgow Fort special back to school 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.  

Deichman school shoe offer at Glasgow Fort
Buy One Get One Half Price on all school shoes- Shop and save with Deichmann.

schuh back to school offer
At schuh, you can get £5 off* a school bag when you buy their new pair of school shoes! Limited time only.

 

Your back to school checklist 

School uniform from M&S
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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

 

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, Zara, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer


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School 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.  

 

 

School Shoe measuring and fitting at Glasgow Fort 


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

 

Gym and outdoor wear for school

Two children wearing wellies and coats and holding umbrellas
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Check out the Trespass Back to School leaflet in-store, to save £5 when you spend £50.

  • 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  

Three kids in front of school lockers wearing backpacks
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  • 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 for school

smiggle stationary
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  • 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.  

School 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 

hairbands from claires
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  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Key ring 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Hair accessories
  • 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
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