Wilko Blog - Back to School Checklist


A fantastic summer holiday lies ahead with the lockdown measures disappearing, we know that you are going to be having lots of fun with the kids! However, that first day of the school term will sneak up on us fast. To help you keep organised and prepared, the lovely writers over at the Wilko Blog have prepared a week by week checklist already for you.

5 weeks before:

  • Sort through clothing, figuring out what fits and what needs to be taken to the charity shop
  • Write down any key dates in your calendar e.g. the date your children are heading back to school

4 weeks before:

  • Buy wardrobe necessities, backpack, uniform, lunchboxes (the newly refurbished Shoe Zone has a great selection of school shoes at The Mall Maidstone)
  • Buy classroom essentials like stationery (Wilko have lots of cool stationary to choose from here)
  • Check on any summer homework that needs to be completed

3 weeks before:

  • Organise childcare and get any work commitments scheduled

2 weeks before:

  • Start getting your kids back into a normal bedtime routine
  • Schedule haircuts

1 week before:

  • Make a food shopping list – make sure you include all their lunchbox favourites
  • Plan meals for their first week of school

The night before:

  • Prepare the kids’ lunches 
  • Pack their school bag
  • Prepare uniform for the morning

To read the full article written by Rochelle, click here