Get ready for the new term with our handy tips and tricks!

Five top tips for going back to school

With a whole new school year ahead, make sure you’re prepared and raring to go, with our top five Back to School tips.

  1. Set your goals

Whether it’s starting a new hobby, getting higher grades in class or helping your sports team climb the school league table – planning out your ambitions for the year ahead and scheduling in time to work towards your goals in one of The Work’s motivational academic year planners will help you stay focused and organised, in style.

  1. Get some rest and relaxation

After a long, chilled out summer break, returning to school can be shock to the system. It’s important to take some time out to relax and make sure you’re feeling your best – and what better way to do that than a bubble bath? The Body Shop and Beauty Outlet has a whole array of indulgent bath treats to help you scrub up and wind down.

  1. Be anything but uniform

School dress codes can be strict, but you can still inject a little touch of style here and there with the right fashion touches. Lakeside Village is home to many famous name stores including Next, M&S Outlet, Ben Sherman and GAP, where you can pick up smart yet stylish trousers, shirts and skirts for less than high street prices.


  1. Stay hydrated

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water. It keeps your mind alert, helping you to concentrate better and get those high marks you’re after. Sports Direct has a wide range of water bottles perfect for keeping hydrated between classes.

  1. Start the year on the right foot

Your feet work hard throughout the school day, from walking between classes to running on the sports field – and ill-fitting shoes can not only be annoying, but they can damage your feet’s development, too. Make sure you’re wearing shoes that fit just right and your feet will thank you. Take advantage of Clarks’ free fitting service and their variety of high quality school shoes to suit all tastes.