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Back to School with Maple

Back to School with Maple

The countdown to the classroom has begun

Starting a new school year is an exciting time for children (and their parents!). But with so much to look forward to, and so many things to think about, it’s easy for something to be forgotten in the lead up to the first day back. Being prepared is key, and we’ve got a whole range of back to school items to help make sure you’re top of the class. 

For some children, the thought of change can be a little bit daunting. Whether it’s a new classroom, new teacher, or even a new school, being part of back to school preparations can help calm any nerves your children may have, and encourage them to look forward to the new year.

Beautiful Backpacks

Our selection of colourful backpacks are guaranteed to raise a smile! Bold patterns and bright characters make our bags as gorgeous as they are practical. Many of our bags have a range of additional useful features like reflective detail and a detachable rein, making these backpacks perfect for little ones in nursery or junior school.


Snack Boxes and Lunch Bags

For energy boosts at break times, and refuelling in the lunch hour, our snack boxes and lunch bags are essential. Our bamboo snack boxes are perfect for little ones: adorned with familiar characters, dishwasher proof and made with organic bamboo, they even come with a child-friendly fork and spoon!

skip hop monkey lunch boxes for back to school

Water Bottles for All Ages

Encouraging children to remember to drink while they’re in school has never been easier with our delightful reusable bottles. Avoid using single use plastic bottles and let your little one choose their own water bottle instead. Even better - with so much colour and personality on the bottle, it should be a lot easier for your child to remember which one is theirs!

Rachel ellen back to school reusable water bottles
For older teenagers and adults, our range of Chilly’s bottles come in a huge variety of colours, and are the best way to keep hydrated. Whether you’re looking for a way to keep hot food and drinks hot, or cold drinks cold, our Chilly’s range will do the job. Stylish as well as practical, these will easily fit in your bag, and are back to work and school staples.


Waterproof Jackets, Wellies and Umbrellas

Keeping dry on the school run is a must, and with the changeable British weather who knows when the next shower will fall! Never be caught off guard again, and make use of our adorable waterproof jackets, wellies and umbrellas. Our waterproof wear is easy to recognise, making it perfect for day trips with school or nursery, or after school visits to the park. Don’t let the rain spoil your fun!

Frugi Rainbow Skies Puddle Buster Coat


Reward Charts

Going back to school can mean adjusting routines and more pressure to leave the house on time. When you need help to get children moving, a little encouragement can go a long way! Reward charts encourage good behaviour, and the designs of our reward charts are versatile, allowing you to use them in a way that works for your family.

Rachel Ellen Reward Chart - Princess Unicorn

Notebooks and Journals

We have a range of stationery for all ages, including Harry Potter journals and pretty patterned notebooks. Useful for grown ups and children, our high quality paper and thoughtful designs will ensure you’re always ready to jot down the important stuff.

Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Lined Journal


Pencil Cases

A new year deserves a new pencil case, and buying a pencil case with your little one is a great time to get them talking about the school year ahead. Choose a pencil case they’ll be proud of, and help them get excited about filling it with their brand new stationery.


Bags packed and ready to go?

Now that you’ve got everything you need to make the first day back a success, all that’s left to do is look forward to the big day! If your little one is feeling nervous, help them to think about all of the wonderful things they’ll have the chance to see and do. As well as meeting old friends, they’ll get to make new friends, get to know different teachers, and have lots of fun in their lessons.

Explore our full Back to School range online, or pop into our Maple shops to browse! We’re always happy to help, so if you’re looking for something specific, please just let us know.

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