It might still be the summer hols but the new term is coming and going back to school is about to get real. But there’s no need to spend summertime at the shops, here at Eastgate, we’re making life a little easier by rounding up some of the top Back to School gear. 

A well-planned easy trip to Eastgate will ensure you get them everything they’ll need for their first day back.  we’ve created a handy checklist to help you stay on track and on budget!


A one-stop school uniform shop has everything you need to send them Back To School in style. Introducing exceptional quality, ultra-smart schoolwear that’s designed to keep up with their busy days in the classroom – and make your life easier on laundry day! 

Our Fashion Pack 

School uniform doesn’t need to be boring, for a more fashion-forward take, look no further than Quiz, H&M or New Look perfect to add a spot of style for the more headstrong pupil! Don’t forget those last-minute accessories with a trip to Claires.  


Light, cool and super-comfy, M&S school uniform is cleverly designed to last longer and stay cleaner. With repellent finishes for added durability, crease-resistant fabrics and scuff-resistant shoes, our tried and trusted uniforms will let kids enjoy work and play from registration until home time. 


Have everything you need, from bags, jackets, shoes, and lunchboxes. Back-to-school gear doesn’t need to cost you a fortune either – Trespass has a wide range of high-quality back-to-school outerwear and accessories – at affordable prices!

Feet First with Schuh

Big brands, little sizes. The Schuh school shop is made easy with a wide collection of school shoes, trainers, bags and more. With all the top brands including Nike, Kickers and Dr Martens, there’s bound to be a fit they’ll love to learn in. 

Smiggle, Waterstones & The Entertainer 

From stationery, backpacks and lunchbox essentials, Smiggle, Waterstones & The Entertainer have got everything you need to get them back in style. 

Going back to or starting school or nursery can be a really exciting and nerve-wracking time, is here to help you help them feel supported for that first day and beyond. Visit them online for lots of supportive tips to keep them supported and safe.