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Get back to school ready

Sometimes it can feel like getting everything ready for going back to school is a mammoth task, with a shopping list as long as your arm. Fear not, we have all the inspiration you need to make the process go as smoothly as possible

Back to school shopping inspiration Cardiff

1. While it's still warm, it's nice to be able to still wear a dress and Debenhams have some lovely summer gingham dresses in store. Debenhams, £18

2. Help them to get their ideas and studying in order right from the get-go with a new inspirational notebook to jot everything down in. Is your child a fan of Disney? This Aladdin notebook will have them dreaming in no time. Disney Store, £10

3. Help your child with their homework and bring the learning home with this suitcase full of letters to do spelling games. Flying Tiger Copenhagen, £5

4. A new pencil case is also a must, especially to store all those new pens in! This space-themed pencil case is a sweet buy for the budding astronaut. Cath Kidston, £10

5. Children really love Smiggle, so this backpack for the new school year will certainly make them smile! Smiggle, £33.50

6. This weekly planner that comes complete with magnets could be a great tool for your child to stay on track of their homework and extra-curricular activities. Flying Tiger Copenhagen, £3

7. Shopping for new school shoes can be super exciting for children, and nowadays they have all sorts of lovely designs out there to choose from. These boots from Clarks are robust and brilliant for the boy who tends to wear his shoes out quickly! Clarks, £42

8. Marks and Spencer always pull it out the bag when it comes to school uniform, and these simple but tailored boys school shorts are no exception and brilliant for the transition season. M&S, £12