Back to School 2020

News — Back to School 2020


2020 has been a year full of unprecedented and challenging times for us all, and whilst there still remains some uncertainty, we should be extremely proud of ourselves and our community for pulling through these difficult times together.

Over the last few weeks businesses have started to re-open and people have started getting back to their day-to-day lives, and this will be the case for children in a few weeks too, when schools start to open once again. Some little ones may be excited to return to see their friends and get a routine back in their life, but some on the other hand may be feeling anxious. Children were one of the most affected age categories during the pandemic as it was a lot for them to take in and comprehend what’s actually happening, so if they’re feeling unsure about going back to school, it’s only natural!

To make getting the kids ready to go back to school easier for you, we’ve done the research and put together our top suggestions and where to find them, so that you can spend more time reassuring them that going back to school is a positive as it means that life is heading more and more towards a new normal every day.

School Uniform

Pretty Miss is the nation’s favourite schoolwear supplier. This means that whatever your child’s age or school you can reflect your school’s standards and establish and manage your uniform all year round with guaranteed colour consistency. Visit their website here, give them a call on 01633 484408 or visit them in store here at Cwmbran Centre today.

Asda also has a wide range of school uniform, perfect for combining the back to school shop with your weekly food shop!

For even more reasonably priced school steals such as polo tops and sweatshirts, be sure to look in Matalan!

As the saying goes, ‘good shoes take you to good places’, so when looking for new school shoes, make sure they’re the perfect fit. If you’re looking for something seriously stylish, Deichmann is the place to go!

If comfort is top of your check list then head in store to Clarks and be rest assured that their school shoes will protect your little ones growing feet while they learn and play in comfort.

PE lessons wouldn’t be the same without the classic velcro plimsoll from Shoe Zone!


An easy way to get the kids excited to start a new school year is by letting them choose their new stationery. From snazzy pencil cases and a rainbow of colouring pencils to top of the range calculators and whacky rulers, Wilko, The Works, WHSmith and Smiggle have everything your kids could want.

Wilko pencil case

The Works colouring pencils

WHSmith calculator

Smiggle ruler

Backpacks and Lunchboxes

And for the most exciting part of the whole school shop, their backpack and lunchbox! Whether they’re after something plain or something that’s going to make them stand out and be the talk of the classroom, our stores cater for both.

Smiggle lunchbox

WHSmith lunchboxes

Doodlebug drinking flask

Claire’s water bottle

Smiggle backpack

JD backpack and pencil case

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