Get back-to-school ready with our round up of September must-haves.

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  • Feeling the back-to-school panic? Never fear, our round up of September ready bags, stationery and notebooks is here!

    And just like that, the school holidays are coming to an end and it’s time to get ready for the start of a brand new academic year. Hopefully the kids were able to see a glimmer of sunshine over the last six weeks and hopefully you still have your sanity!

    With the first day of school nearing ever closer, it couldn’t be a more apt time to get the kids ready with new bags, pencil cases and stationery, as well as getting the homework space organised.

    Here is our round-up of the September must-haves for your little ones.

    Kids will love this Manhattan desk tidy, £25.20 from Great Little Trading Company, with all its different levels and colours. Plus desks throughout the land will suddenly be a lot tidier! Featuring a base tray with smaller trays of varying heights so you can mix and match a shape or layout.

    Keep the kids (and your self!) organised. 1. Carry Caddy, £26, Great Little Trading Company. 2. Pink Feathers 2 Drawer Storage Box, £16, Milly Green. 3. Kate Spade NY tackle box, £30, Amara.

    Give your kids bedroom a mini make-over so that they have their own space to do homework. Aspace have a great selection of desks and chairs to suit any age or style. Left: Farringdon desk,
    £275; Retro chair, £95. Right: Pedestal desk, £395; retro chair, £95 all Aspace.

    For younger children, try this Roofus desk, £495 from Loaf. It’s a desk, a play house, an easel and has an ickle chair inside. For homework, play and everything in between. Amazing? We think so.

    We love these A5 and A6 recycled notebooks ideal for notes, ideas, school, college or work.

    Made from 100% recycled cotton materials which are pulped and then texturised to look like leather, they are then finished with contrast stitching and eye catching geometric and paisley designs in pastel colours from eco-friendly dyes. From £4.95 each, Karenza & Co.

    Note-worthy notebooks and perfect planners!

    Clockwise from top left: Tiger spiral notebook, £2.95, Dotcomgiftshop. Parisian notebook set,
    £11.75, Fox and Star. Crocodile spiral notebook, £2.95, Dotcomgiftshop.
    Ultramarine dots weekly planner, £12.95, Fox and Star. Cork folder, £16, Amara.
    Cath Kidston Cars pack of 2 notebooks, £6, Daisy Park. Wild Aztec desk planner,
    £4, Paperchase. Happy Jackson Thoughts of a genius notebook, £12, HintonsHome.
    Notebooks and planners, from a selection at Marks and Spencer.

    Back-packs are best! Not only are they best for good posture and help to evenly disperse the weight of heavy school books, these days they come in all sorts of fun patterns and designs!

    Top: backpacks, from a selection at Paperchase. Below, Left to right: Bloomsbury bouquet double decker rucksack, £50, Cath Kidston. Tie-dye backpack, £111.45, DaWanda.
    Children’s felt polka dot backpack, £24.98, Becky and Lolo.

    Personalisation is key (and tres on trend) to ensure your kids don’t lose their stationery and pencil cases. So here’s a practical addition to any school bag and a great morale booster for first days and spelling tests! These pencil cases are £18 each and come with 16 colouring and lead pencils too! From Great Little Trading Company.

    Not only will you find a great selection of trusty school uniform items at Marks and Spencer, they also have an amazing selection of stationery too! From £2.


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