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Get Back to School Ready in Coventry City Centre

Summer is well underway and we know it'll fly by! Before we know it, it will be time to get the kids ready to go back to school. Here's our guide to ticking off your checklist with one shopping trip - by visiting the stores in Coventry City Centre.

Get Back to School Ready in Coventry City Centre

Coventry City Centre offers a variety of options for parents to ensure their little ones (and big ones!) are equipped for the academic year ahead whether they’re starting school for the first time, entering the next year or switching classes. From school uniforms and stationery to footwear and educational resources, the stores in Coventry provide a one-stop destination for parents seeking quality items and services to prepare their children for the journey back to school.

Tick your back-to-school checklist off in one go by visiting our stores in the City Centre:

Buy School Uniform in Coventry

Marks and Spencer

High street favourite M&S has a huge range of PE kits, school uniforms and shoes that are designed to last and are easy to look after. Their full range has been tested numerous times by families and often comes out on top for value for money and durability.

Discover schoolwear designed to last longer & stay cleaner with the full M&S range located in West Orchards Shopping Centre.

Cat Ballou

As a family run business since 1972, Cat Ballou are the premium supplier of Schoolwear in Coventry. The much-loved shop currently supplies uniform for around 65 schools in Coventry and has kitted out countless Coventrians for school over the years.

Based on the Burges, Cat Ballou uniform shop offers everything you need to return to school dressed to impress in full uniform.

Other places to try… Primark, Pep & Co and Peacocks.

Buy School Shoes in Coventry


Get ready to go back to school with a new pair of durable Clarks school shoes. Made from premium leather and perfect for the new term. Fitted in width and length it gives the perfect size range for all types of children’s feet.

Head to Clarks in the Lower Precinct to get your little ones feet measured for shoes and have them properly fitted by an expert. School shoes should be comfortable and breathable while also being made to last and Clarks Shoes offers it all.

Charles Ager

Charles Ager Ltd is a family run shoe shop that was established in 1840. Specialising in good customer service. With a large range of school shoes, there is something for every little person in this Independent store on Corporation Street.

Several generations of local consumers have used the Children’s fitting service when they were children and now bring their own children to the store – a real testament to the quality of customer service Charles Ager strive to maintain.

Other places to try… Diechmann and Shoezone.

Buy Kids Stationary in Coventry

WH Smiths

Shop back-to-school supplies at WHSmith for big savings on stationery, lunchboxes, textbooks and much more. Explore their range of student essentials to give your young learners the best start come September.

From amazing deals and offers on a vast selection of stationery to fill their pencil cases to the bags that hold their books and equipment- WHSmith, bas in West Orchards Shopping Centre, have everything they’ll need to see them through the school year.


With a wide range of high-quality products and a dedicated focus on educational essentials, Ryman’s is the go-to destination for school supplies.

From colorful backpacks and lunch boxes to ergonomic writing instruments and notebooks, Ryman’s offer everything a student needs to start the academic year on the right foot, so head to Hertford Street to find everything you need.

Other places to try… Wilkinsons, The Works and Tiger.

Buy School Bags in Coventry

New Look

Carry your essentials in style with New Look’s range of girls’ school bags with a range that fits every student.

From sturdy backpacks to leather-look totes, for the fashion conscious and hard working students, New Look in the Lower Precinct is your next stop for the perfect bag to take back to school in September!

Other places to try… JD Sports, Primark and ShuBox.

Buy PE Kit in Coventry

Sports Direct

Got their PE kit sorted? In need of new equipment for after school clubs? Shin pads at the ready for the school’s football season?

Sports Direct is home to lots of major sporting brands such as Nike, Adidas, Karrimor, Lonsdale, Dunlop and Slazenger – visit the Market Way store for the biggest brands at the lowest prices! Sports Direct is your one-stop shop for everything they need to go back to school in September kitted out and sports ready.

Other places to try… JD Sports, Footlocker and Footasylum.

Coventry City Centre has all your Back to School shopping needs this Summer. We hope you found lots of inspiration for how to get 'back to school ready'!

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