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Back-to-School Essentials: Must-Have School Supplies for 2021

07 July 2021

Back-to-School Essentials: 5 Must Have School Supplies

Tick off your school supplies list with the help of B&M. Our back to school essentials section offers everything your youngsters will need for the new school year. When buying school supplies, don’t forget:

  • Stationery
  • Pencil Cases
  • Exercise Books and Diaries
  • Revision Aids
  • Lunch Boxes and Water Bottles

It’s not long before the younger members of your family will be heading back to school! Alongside school uniforms, PE kits, hand sanitiser and other necessities, there are many back to school supplies that are easily missed but absolutely essential for the new academic year.

In this article, B&M focuses on the items that you should not forget to add to your school supplies list.


Buying school stationery for the new year can be hugely exciting - particularly if you’re able to find on-trend items or unique gadgets.

B&M Top Tip: Have fun picking up colourful mechanical pencils, bright highlighters and novelty erasers shaped like dinosaurs or fairytale creatures - but don’t forget to keep a large collection of the basics, such as ball pens and other writing implements in case anything goes missing!

Back-to-School Essentials: 5 Must Have School Supplies

Pencil Cases

A cool pencil case is a must - whether you’re in primary school, high school or college! There are so many designs available, whether the youngsters in your family are stylish trendsetters or superfans!

Back-to-School Essentials: 5 Must Have School Supplies

Exercise Books and Diaries

Stay organised throughout the school year with awesome notebooks in a range of styles - from elegant and trendy aesthetics to designs that proudly show your fandom affiliation.

B&M Top Tip: Pick up a diary well before the return to school and talk through it regularly with the kids in your household to make sure you know exactly where everyone needs to be and when - from the first day of school right through to the end of the current school season.

Revision Aids

Tried and tested items such as sticky notes and study cards should be a vital part of your school supplies checklist, particularly if your youngster is partway through their secondary school life and heading for GCSEs.

B&M Top Tip: Make sure you have suitable desk lamps and other accessories at home to help them set up a cosy revision area with no distractions.

Back-to-School Essentials: 5 Must Have School Supplies

Lunch Boxes and Water Bottles

A cool new lunch box is a must-have when it comes to back to school shopping. Consider insulated bags to keep food extra fresh, as well as personalised styles to help kids stand out and celebrate their individuality.

B&M Top Tip: You can find fantastic matching water bottles and canteens that work as a set with your chosen lunchbox!

This great selection of back to school essentials should help you find everything you need to fully prepare the youngsters in your life for the new term.

You can find plenty more in our Back to School section - so don’t hesitate to take a look!

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