Prepare to head back to school!

Prepare to head back to school!


It’s August, and you know what that means? The summer holidays are in full swing and it’s time to start getting prepared for the new term that’s now just a few short weeks away. Whether your little one is starting big school for the first time, or they are returning and have outgrown, well, everything! – Banbury Gateway Shopping Park has everything you need to ensure your child is top of the class. 

Of course, your first stop has to be for the new school uniform so head over to M&S or Next to kit your kids out from head to toe. Light, cool and super-comfy, M&S school uniforms are cleverly designed to last longer and stay cleaner, whilst Next are built with style, quality, and practicality in mind. Both stores offer tried and trusted school uniforms, meaning kids will enjoy work and play from registration until home time. Oh, and don’t forget their range of stylish bags and backpacks! There is also a free click & collect service at both retailers to make life even easier. 

For older kids, you can also head to New Look for school uniforms!Their range is available for those aged between  9 and15,  and mixes fashion with functionality. And for shirts, skirts, socks and coats that won’t break the bank (because let’s face it, there will be days when you need a clean backup!), Primark has a great range for you to choose from. 

You can pick up stationary essentials, diaries, notebooks and pencil cases, all from The Works, who is helping your kids stay organised at an affordable price. 

For the inevitable coughs, colds, sniffles and sneezes – get to Superdrug and stock up on vitamins, minerals, plasters and accessories, as you never know when you’ll need them! 

Next, just a short walk away you’ll find Mountain Warehouse. They have everything from padded jackets and waterproof raincoats, to school shoes and trainers, fun backpacks and lunch boxes – all at affordable prices for quality you know is going to last! Once you’ve been here – your back-to-school checklist will be complete.  

Luckily, the summer holidays aren’t over quite yet. Enjoy some quality time in between shopping and grab a bite to eat together, we have Starbucks, M&S Café, McDonalds and Costa here, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

View the full list of our stores and their opening hours here. 

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