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The Big List of School Supplies for Parents (with Free Printable)

Here's our handy list of school items to help you get organised and prepared for the new school term

Posted on

25 August 2016

Last updated on 20 August 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
The Big List of School Supplies for Parents (with Free Printable)

To help you folks out there be fully prepared and organised during your back-to-school shopping trips ready for the start of term, we've gathered a big list of school supplies that you'll need for your kiddies before they head back. We hope it helps! From their uniform, to home supplies, we hope we've covered everything on ths list for you.

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We've even got a free printable version of school supplies this list so you can print it out, keep it and tick each item off as you get everything ready for back-to-school!


  • Underpants, undershirts and bras
  • Plenty of socks
  • Shoes
  • Pants
  • Shirts and tops
  • Dresses
  • Skirts and skorts
  • Jackets and/or cardgians
  • Hair accessories

Everyday Supplies

  • Bag/backpack
  • Lunchbox
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Disposable bags or foil
  • Combination lock
  • Locker decorations
  • Wallet/purse
  • Emergency card 


  • Pencil case
  • Crayons
  • Coloured pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Glue stick(s)
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Plastic folders
  • Notepads
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • Biro pens
  • Fountain pen
  • Hole-puncher
  • Ring-binder folder
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • USB Flash Drive

Extra-Curricular or P.E. 

  • Gym bag
  • Workout clothes or uniform
  • Tailored underwear, e.g. sports bra
  • Trainers
  • Mouth guards or pads
  • Sports socks
  • Portable hair brush
  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Sports water bottle
  • Small clean towel
  • Face and body wipes

At Home

  • Granola bars
  • Children's vitamins
  • Digital camera
  • Headphones
  • PC or laptop
  • Printer
  • Alarm clock
  • External battery/portable charger

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To download your free printable version of this useful school supplies list, simply click on the download button below to save it to your computer or laptop! You can keep it as a reference or print it out and hang it on the fridge or your corkboard.

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