Back to School with Swan Shopping Centre

New Term, Fresh Start

Going back to school means new knowledge, new friends and new responsibilities, but most importantly, new chances and new memories are ready to be made. So to get you back in the educational mode, we’re giving you the chance to WIN a £25 gift voucher to spend on back to school essentials from our stores here at Swan Shopping Centre*.

There are four vouchers up for grabs and to be in with a chance of winning simply head to our Facebook page to answer our Back to School competition quiz!

*Applicable stores only, Terms & Conditions apply.

But first, if you’re not sure about what to put on your back to school shopping list, we’ve browsed the shelves from the likes of Peacocks, Tesco, Card Factory, Pep&Co, Shoe Zone and Sports Direct and put together our must-haves — not to be missed for September ’19.

School Uniform

School uniform is a staple, and boy do these little ones grow-up fast. But it doesn’t need to cost the earth. Peacocks has a range of affordable and durable uniform basics from shirts, cardigans, dresses and even shoes.

Peacocks – Girls Grey Stretch Pinafore School Dress – From £9

Another key piece for the school wardrobe is a new coat! As the British weather is so unreliable, we recommend this padded jacket from Pep & Co. Waterproof and warm, it makes the perfect autumn/winter coat.


Remember the feeling of writing on the very first page of a brand new book? Bring back the magic with an inspirational quote notebook from Tesco. Positive thinking goes a long way!

Tesco – Make It Happen A5 Goals Book – £3.50

Perhaps one of the most important decisions to make before going back to school, what cool pencil case shall I get this year?! To really stand out from the crowd why not get this personalised pencil case from Card Factory.

Card Factory – Personalised Pencil Case – Dinosaur – £7.99

Of course you also need cool equipment to fill the cool pencil case with, right? Right! Add some entertainment to the school day with these fun erasers from Claire’s.

Claire’s –  Retro Music Erasers  – £3.50


If lunchtime is their favourite time of the day, then make it extra special with a fruit infuser water bottle from Tesco. Super simple and super easy to make their meal more healthy.

Tesco – Contigo Fruit Infuser Bottle 760Ml – £12

And of course, the main star of the show, the lunch bag. If food is life, then this is the most ROARsome lunch bag for you!

Shoe Zone – Dinosaur Kids Lunch Bag with Bottle & Box – £7.99


Last but not least, the trusty backpack. This really is the holy grail of the back to school shop for not only is it a fashion statement but it also needs to be good quality to store all of the above! Hype has taken over and is one of the most popular brands for kids and teens, so we’ve handpicked this unicorn skies backpack from Argos.

Sports Direct – adidas Print Backpack – £21.99

For even more Back to School inspiration, head to our dedicated Pinterest board for the best of the rest at Swan Shopping Centre.