Back to School with Marks & Spencer

My school age children finish for the summer holidays next month and we cannot wait! However, finishing one year of school means you need to prepare for the next term. I worked with Marks & Spencer a few years ago on their Sportswear range for children and recently I was asked to work alongside them again to share with you, their Back to school range.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never shopped in M&S before for my children’s school uniforms. For my preschooler, there was no need because tracksuit bottoms or leggings alongside a branded polo shirt & jumper was her uniform. And for my {at the time} two Primary school children would just need skirts and or trousers. Again, due to requiring branded polo shirts & jumpers.

Does anyone else dislike forking out the expense for branded school uniforms? I do! Why not just sell us the school badge to sew onto our children’s t-shirts, jumpers and/or cardigans!? Anyway…

So, having never shopped in M&S for schoolwear before, I was keen to see their range – needless to say, I was far from disappointed. Marks & Spencers have such an extensive schoolwear range that I was seriously impressed. Whether your child wears a Gingham dress or blouse, school shorts or slim leg trousers – M&S literally have it all.

Back to School

Back to school
Back to school
Back to school

Back to school Did you know that you can even buy Easy Dressing School uniforms? Marks & Spencer have collaborated with the National Autism Society to provide school uniforms with velcro instead of buttons and easy ‘pull-up’ trousers too. I have never heard of these and I think they are such an amazing addition to their Back to School range.

For my littlest lady, who is due to start Primary One this September, I picked up the following for her: Girls Embroidered Pinafore, Pack of 3 – Pure Cotton Polo Shirt, Girls Wool Blend Cardigan, Pack of 3 – Fresh Feet School Cable Tights & Kids Freshfeet Leather T-Bar Shoes with Silver Technology

Back to School
Back to School
Back to School
Back to school I always provide my children with a packed lunch during the warmer months of the year and allow them to have school dinners during the colder months – it just makes sense, doesn’t it? So I picked up this gorgeous Heart Print Lunch Bag with Thinsulate and Princess water bottle {which I picked up instore}. It has enough space for both her Yumbox & her Flask which I was pleased about. 

Back to schoolI am a big fan Stormwear style coats for my children. Coats that will keep them warm and dry as well as being breathable – so having a breathable coat is a key factor when it comes to choosing a coat for my children. This Hooded Parka Coat will be perfect for my little girl to wear during our school runs.

For P.E, my youngest girl will only need to wear a polo shirt and some Cotton Rich Joggers, as well as a little pair of Kids Plimsoles with a new and improved fit.
Back to school

My two Primary school children wear polo shirts during Spring & Summer & their Shirts & Ties in Autumn & Winter. I picked up a 3 Pack of Easy Iron Shirts for all three of my school age children and I picked up a few pairs of the 2 Pack Boys Flat Front trousers for my son as well. 
Back to school

Back to school

Lastly, in preparation for my little girl starting Primary school I loved the selection of educational books that M&S had in store, that I had to pick her up a few. I chose: a Magnetic Play & Learn First Words book – if you’re new to my blog, my youngest girl experienced a very late diagnosis of a tongue tie {one month before she turned three} and for the last 14mths, we have been on a butt-kicking speech delay journey.
M&S books for childrenI also picked up an Arty Mouse Stick & Draw activity book, an M&S Kids Preschool ‘Let’s get ready for school’ I can Read – Biff, Chip & Kipper pack and lastly, The Little Mermaid from the M&S First Readers range.

Having never shopped at Marks & Spencer before I am very pleased with not only the quality of the uniforms I picked up but the cost too.

*This collaboration was supported by Marks & Spencer and Shopping Links. All thoughts, photos & opinions are entirely my own. 

Follow:
Share:

12 Comments

  1. 06/06/2017 / 2:55 PM

    I love M&S school uniform, my mum always brought it for me when I was a child and I brought it for my eldest when she was younger. My little girl will be starting school in September and I will be buying her uniform from M&S too. Xx

    • 06/06/2017 / 4:41 PM

      Aww, how exciting that your little girl will be starting school in September too. I hope she is looking forward to it! x

  2. 06/06/2017 / 10:40 PM

    My children go to a private school as well but luckily they do a used uniform sale. I get their uniforms for next than nothing! M&S seem to have some really good ones though!

  3. Michelle Paige
    07/06/2017 / 6:58 PM

    I don’t miss school but I do miss back to school shopping! These are such cute picks!

  4. 08/06/2017 / 3:44 AM

    Cute uniforms. We don’t have school aged but this is good to have on hand for the future

  5. 08/06/2017 / 9:28 AM

    So many memories right now!

  6. 08/06/2017 / 4:19 PM

    Such a cute post! Love the school outfit (that grey dress with yellow shirt so cute!) – M&S in my experience do really nice quality clothes so I imagine it’s the same for kids outfits!

  7. 08/06/2017 / 8:01 PM

    Oh!! You make me jealous!! I love Marks&Spencer I used to shop there every week for 5 years when I lived in Europe. I wish we had the store in the U.S.! Your pictures do a great job to describe what to get too!

Leave a Reply