Back To School Essentials

Back To School Essentials

The Summer Holidays have come to an end and it’s time to get ready for school again!

This year is going to be different for everyone, staff, students and parents. We've checked out the best places in Ashford Town Centre to pick up some great quality school supplies so there is one less thing to worry about before school starts.


You can’t be there to answer those tough questions in class, but what you can do is prep them with some great stationery to see them through the rest of the year.

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Smiggle in County Square has everything you need to stock up including coloured pens, pencils and pencil cases. Plus their best selling core backpacks feature padded adjustable shoulder straps and 3 zipped compartments.

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Or head to Poundland in Park Mall and stock up on packs of pens and pencils for just £1 a pack! If your kids love Loony Toons and Disney, then check out the adorable Tote bags.

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Plus Deichmann in County Square have a Buy One Get One Half Price offer on stylish rucksacks and school shoes.


Head to Emporia Fabric and Craft to pick up those much needed uniform essentials.  The store has a wide selection of back to school clothing, and with select blouses from just £5, it's great value for money when it comes to active and growing little people! 


The shop is the exclusive location for The Norton Knatchbull School for Boys uniform, selling all requisite items on the uniform list from blazers and ties to PE kit.

They also sell uniform for St. Anselm's Catholic School in Canterbury, alongside a range of generic school uniform, suitable for a variety of secondary schools.

Browse the full range of uniforms or pop in to their store in Park Mall.

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How about a pair of cool new kicks from JD Sports? From trainers and sports gear to football boots and sports bags, it’s everything you need for setting up your kids for P.E and sports days. Visit County Square to view the range.


Need to pack school lunches this year? Smiggle has got lunch covered with insulated lunchboxes to keep lunch fresh!


For the older ones, Wilko has stylish and eco-friendly bamboo lunchboxes from just £2.

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And keep their food fresh and reduce your use of single use plastic with one of Made in Ashford’s reusable plastic food wraps. We love this space themed design!

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How about brightening up the kids school-uniforms with one of these adorable hair clips or jazzing up their rucksack with a fun keyring from Made in Ashford?


We love these adorable Lunch Box Love Notes and colourful notepads and pencil case holders too!

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With the latest Government advice asking certain pupils to wear face masks at school, make sure your children are safe with one of these colourful coverings from Made in Ashford and Jane's Boutique.

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Plain black coverings are also available from Wilko.