News — Let’s Get Back to School!


2020 has been quite the rollercoaster, and our kids haven’t had the easiest of rides! But September is now in reaching distance, and with it comes a new term, a new school year, and a new ‘normal’.

Starting school can be an anxious time for our little ones at the best of times. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that having a fresh new pencil case, bag or uniform will give them the confidence to get back to it with gusto!

Our stores here at Rams Walk have all the essentials you need to get ‘back to school-ready’, and we’ve picked out our top items to help make things a bit easier for you.

Uniform Additions

Black Hoodie (3-12 years) – M&Co – £10.99 – £12.99

Functional yet fashionable, this hoodie has a zip fastening, trendy ribbed trims and comes in blue and grey.

Plain Joggers (3-12 years) – M&Co – £8-£9

Pair with these soft, cotton-blend joggers for a cosy outdoor P.E kit.

Gingham Trim Ankle Socks Two Pack – M&Co – £3.50

Gingham socks are a must for any little lady starting school. Smart, fresh and super cute.



Pencils at the ready!

Having new stationery is possibly the most exciting thing about starting a new term — remember the feeling of writing on the very first page of a brand new notebook?! What possibilities lie ahead! Getting the right tools for the job is a must – but who says they have to be boring?

Staedtler Pastel Line Graphite Pencils, Erasers and Pencil Sharpener Set – WHSmith – £4.99

These pastel colour HB pencils are crafted from certified wood from sustainably managed forests and come with two erasers and a sharpener.

Papermate InkJoy Ballpoint Pen, Medium Nib, Green Ink – WHSmith – £0.89

The triangular barrel on this ballpoint pen makes gripping easier and the medium nib delivers a smooth and neat green line.


Moderno Woman Marble Effect Chunky Pencil Case – WHSmith – £7.99

Now you’ve got all the essentials sorted, you’ll certainly want something stylish to store them in. This marble effect pencil case has a pink inner lining and classy rose gold zipper.

CASIO FX-83GTX Pink Scientific Calculator – WHSmith – £12.99

This classic Casio scientific calculator has had an upgrade with 14 new functions in addition to the 276 existing ones! Exactly the tool to get you through GCSE Maths & Science modules. Plus, it’s pink!

Spelling Ages 5-6: Prepare for School with Easy Home Learning – Collins Easy Learning KS1 (Paperback) – Waterstones – £3.99

An engaging Spelling activity book to really help boost your child’s progress at every stage of their learning!

Starting School (Paperback) – Waterstones – £6.99

This book is perfect if you have little ones starting school for the first time and might be feeling a little anxious. Full of humour and fun, this reassuring read will help children and parents get ready for the first day of school and help them prepare for what to expect.


Carry it in Style

Our stores have something to suit all tastes, from simple and stylish to bold and fun. We particularly love these bright ones to help bring a bit of colour into the classroom.

Rainbow Sequin Backpack – Accessorize – £18

We just love this jazzy rainbow backpack with reversible sequins with a smooth holographic back.

Retro Unicorn Printed Mini Backpack – Accessorize – £14

Unicorns make everything better – even going back to school!

Zoe Rainbow Strap Backpack – Accessorize – £37

Simple yet stylish with a subtle splash of fun courtesy of its rainbow coloured straps. This backpack is soft-yet-durable and boasts multiple zipped compartments.


The Lunch Bunch

Keeping them fueled and hydrated throughout the day is the secret to students staying focused for longer.

ECO Blue Turtle Recycled Lunch Bag – WHSmith – £12.99

This eco-friendly, insulated lunch bag is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles helping to minimise the impact on the environment.

Matt Watercolour Effect 500ml Metal Water Bottle – WHSmith – £14.99

This eye-catching stainless steel not only looks gorgeous but will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours.


Toy Story Lunch Bag – Robert Dyas – £7.99

These friendly, familiar faces will be sure to put a smile on any child’s face. Complete with a large insulated compartment and carry handle.

Thermos Radiance Standard Lunch Box – Navy Blue – Robert Dyas – £9.99

Also insulated with a carry handle, this lunch box also has a sperate zip compartment for smaller items and has a slightly more ‘grown-up’ design.


Wrap it Up

With summer coming to a close, a good coat and accessories that will stand up to the classic Back to School-weather is essential.

Lightweight Jacket – Crew Clothing Company – from £27.20 – £30.40

This lightweight jacket has a cosy jersey lining and is filled with a feather-free wadding. Certain to keep you toasty on cold,  frosty mornings.

Boat Print Mac – Crew Clothing Co – £30

A rubberised mac printed with a coastal-inspired boat motif. Perfect for rainy days.


Rubberised Rainbow Heart Stripe Mac – Crew Clothing Company – £30

Or perhaps hearts and stripes is more their style?

Pop-pom Knit Snood – Accessorize – £10

Keep her warm and toasty in chilly weather with this soft-knit snood, featuring colourful pom-poms in shades of pink, purple and blue.

Bow Hat & Gloves Set in Pink – Accessorize – £12

Ensure she’s prepared for the autumn months with this super-sweet hat and gloves set. Both are designed in soft, warm fabric with pretty bow attachments.


For even more back to school inspiration, head to our latest Pinterest board and make sure you pay our stores a visit at Rams Walk.

We wish the best of luck to all students starting a new school year.



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