Covering the cost of sending children to school can be challenging. Shoes, coats, jumpers, backpacks – all those little expenses soon add up.

If you’re worried about the cost of buying school essentials for your child, the internet is obviously a great place to hunt for bargains. Now PriceSpy, an impartial price and product comparison service, has done some of the legwork for you.

They’ve looked into the best prices available online for the most common back to school purchases.

Here are some of the deals they came across. All of the following information and pricing was correct as of 17th July 2017.


Price comparison services allow parents to set up alerts for items they’re searching for, so that they instantly know when a price has dropped online.

Adam Scott, head of UK & Ireland at PriceSpy, said: “The annual fight over whether a child needs a new rucksack or pair of trainers before starting a new school year is almost a rite of passage. Financially, parents face a huge strain throughout the school year but the end of the summer holidays can see this exacerbated.

“Planning ahead and making purchases when items are at their cheapest can prevent a lot of unnecessary stress. It allows parents to free up income to spend on family time throughout the summer holidays.”