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The kids will be back to school in the blink of an eye, and Frenchgate wants to prepare you well in advance so you can sit back and relax for the rest of the summer. We have everything you need in the centre to ensure the return to school is as smooth as possible and the little ones have everything they need.

To be the envy of the dinner hall, treat the kids to a brand-new lunchbox this year. Why not go for the Smash daisy lunch bag from Sainsbury's or the Dex the Dino lunch bag and bottle from The Works? Perfect for standing out in the cloakroom too!

A sustainable water bottle can be used again and again and Claires have a great selection of funky water bottles like this pastel tie-dye metal water bottle. An ideal way to be kind to the planet and ensure the kids have a bottle that will last.

Every school year requires an all-new stationery set. The pastel stationery pouch and Stabilo Boss original pastel highlighters from WHSmith are the perfect combinations to make sure your little ones are all geared up. Complete the set with a rainbow pencil case from Wilko to keep everything safe and in one place.

Note pads are a must for the homework and revision that the year ahead holds, so stock up with the Moomin mini notebook collection from Waterstones.

The chances are the kids will have a growth spurt during the summer break, or their current school shoes are worn out from tearing around the playground. Beat the end of August queues and secure school shoes the kids will love. The black all star ox v mono Converse from Schuh is a guaranteed winner for a simple yet stylish trainer. These Kickers junior girl black patent leather school shoes from Deichmann are the perfect durable school shoe that will stand the test of time!


Raincoats are an inevitable must-have so ensure you’ve got one that will see you through the drizzly days. Next have a great range of coats and raincoats like the Shower Resistant Diamond Quilt Padded Coat and this Navy Waterproof Jacket. Be prepared for when the rainy school runs come back around.


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