The Ultimate School Stationery Checklist (With Best Products)

Whether it’s for back to school or homework, stock up on all the stationery your child will need using our handy checklist, which has been made simple and split by the 4 key stages. See my top picks and today’s deals on the back to school checklist for parents.

Back To School Stationery Checklist

Key Stage 1 (5-7 years)

Key Stage 2 (7-11 years)

Key Stage 3 (11-14 years)

Key Stage 4 (14-16 years)

Best School Stationery
Best School Stationery

We’ve rounded up the best back to school stationery for kids. From pencils, rubbers and sharpeners to pencil cases and highlighters, we’ve got it covered.

See my top picks of the best school stationery, which all has excellent buyer’s reviews and a stamp of approval from my own school age daughters!

Also see our guides on the best kids lunch boxes and kids water bottles, so they’re fully kitted out for the new school term.

Best School Stationery

Oxford Exercise Books, A4 Notebooks – Pack of 5

  • This assorted pack contains 5 A4 exercise books that are 8mm ruled with a margin. Ideal for homeschooling!
  • Great reviews. From 898 ratings 81% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

CRAYOLA SuperTips Washable Felt Tip Colouring Pens – Pack of 24

  • These felt tip pens give a smooth intense colour, plus the ink washes off skin and clothing.
  • Excellent reviews. From 19,024 ratings 83% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Kids Create Brick Rubbers – Pack of 18

  • These brightly coloured stackable brick rubbers will be a hit with kids.
  • Great reviews. From 743 ratings 84% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Abeec Drawing Pads for Children – Pack of 3

  • 3 children’s drawing pads full of white paper. Pack contains 2 x A4 drawing pads and 1 x A3 sketchbook.
  • Good reviews. From 958 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

STAEDTLER Noris Colour Colouring Pencil – Pack of 24

  • Durable colouring pencils with easy grip barrel and a non-slip rubberised surface.
  • Plenty of excellent reviews. From 31,818 ratings 80% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Westcott Children’s Scissors With Ruler Edge – Pack of 2

  • 2 pairs of right-handed kids scissors with plastic handles and round-ended metal blades. Ideal for younger children for cutting paper and card.
  • Very good reviews. From 1,175 ratings 82% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Set – Pack of 5

  • The great thing about these handwriting pens is the built-in eraser so that kids can correct any mistakes, even in pen.
  • Fab reviews. From 11,772 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

STAEDTLER Noris HB Pencil with Eraser Tip, Double Stacked – Pack of 10

  • The best HB pencils with eraser tip. Handy pack of 10, so they should last a while.
  • Fab reviews. From 6,314 ratings 85% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Helix Oxford Clash 30cm Folding Ruler

  • Foldable shatter resistant two-colour 30cm ruler. Ideal for fitting in a pencil case.
  • Plenty of good reviews. From 17,462 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Smiggle Pencil Case Express Double-Up Hardtop

  • This hard top pencil case has plenty of space for stationery including double zips with two compartments, inner mesh pockets, large zip close pocket and multi-pen slots.
  • Pencil case size 22 x 15 x 4.5cm.
  • Good reviews. From 48 ratings 81% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Post-it Page Markers

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  • 1x pack of 10 x 50 page markers which are ideal for marking documents or pages in books to come back to later. 
  • Great reviews. From 9,390 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Texas Little Professor Solar Calculator

  • This retro calculator has four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Awards a star for each correct answer and smiles when five sums are answered correctly- Ideal for key stage 1 and 2.
  • Good reviews. From 1,966 ratings 69% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

FlowersSea Electric Pencil Sharpener

  • Electric pencil sharpener with 2 holes of different sizes for 6-8mm and 9-12mm pencils. This battery operated device will sharpen pencils quickly and easily.
  • Great reviews. From 58 ratings 79% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Uni-ball Eye Designer Liquid Ink Rollerball Pens – Pack of 8

  • 1 x Black, 1 x Blue, 1 x Red, 1 x Green, 1 x Light Blue, 1 x Pink, 1 x Violet and 1 x Wine smooth writing roller ball pens.
  • Great reviews. From 907 ratings 84% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Pritt Glue Stick – 3 Pack

  • Safe craft glue for kids, ideal for sticking paper, cardboard, fabric, felt, photos and cotton.
  • Excellent reviews. From 21,735 ratings 82% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Oxford Helix Maths Set with Storage Tin

  • This handy maths set in a tin contains all you will need during your maths lessons including self centring compass and pencil, ruler, protractor, set squares, stencil, eraser, sharpener & timetable/fact sheet.
  • Lots of excellent reviews. From 17,462 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

VINACO Paper Clips


Artfan 2021 2022 Diary

  • 12 months of weekly and monthly pages with durable coated and long lasting tab dividers for academic year-round planning and tracking. Ideal for Key stage 3-4.
  • Lots of excellent reviews. From 2,292 ratings 83% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • A one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume paperback.
  • Lots of excellent reviews. From 3,531 ratings 82% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

New Casio FX-83GTX Scientific Calculator Pink

  • A bestselling scientific calculator recommended and approved for use within key stages 3 and 4, to include GCSE, National and higher, Junior and leaving.
  • Lots of excellent reviews. From 5,487 ratings 85% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Bic Highlighter Grip Pens – Pack of 4

  • 4 highlighter grip pastel highlighter pens with a ribbed rubber grip for extra comfort and smooth writing. (Yellow, blue, green, and pink).
  • Excellent reviews. From 9,858 ratings 81% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Gem Imports Set Of 3 A4 Ring Binders

  • A4 ring binders in grey geometric, white polka dot and pink stripe. Ideal for school projects.
  • Excellent reviews. From 39 ratings 74% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

EFISH Small Office Stapler & Rose Gold Staples

  • Trendy transparent stapler with rose gold metal. Includes 1000 staples in rose gold.
  • Excellent reviews. From 993 ratings 83% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Parker Jotter Fountain Pen

  • Classic fountain pen with medium nib and 1 small cartridge of vivid water-based blue ink.
  • Excellent reviews. From 6,118 ratings 82% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Pukka Pad Concord Fluorescent Subject Dividers

  • Neon 10 part A4 dividers, ideal for organising projects in ring binders.
  • Good reviews. From 19 ratings 70% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Bic Velleda Ecolutions Whiteboard Pens – Pack of 8

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Bic Velleda Ecolutions Whiteboard Pens
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  • These whiteboard pens are ideal for kids who use whiteboards or slates in school or at home. Pack contains black, blue, red, green, orange, purple, brown and dark blue.
  • Good reviews. From 16,793 ratings 74% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Silvine A6 Multi-Coloured Record Cards

  • Handy lined record cards which are ideal for revision or presentation notes.
  • Good reviews. From 2,633 ratings 79% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

KEXIN 3 Pack 32GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 USB Stick

  • 3 pack of 32GB USB sticks in yellow, pink and cyan. USB drive compatible with PC, laptop, TV, car, audio. These are ideal for saving files for presentations.
  • Good reviews. From 333 ratings 72% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Snopake 76 x 76 mm Neon Assorted Sticky Notes

  • These handy sticky notes can be used to make lists, write notes, for revision etc.
  • Excellent reviews. From 3,091 ratings 81% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Tipp-Ex Mini Pocket Long Correction Extra Tear-Resistant Tapes

  • Smooth away corrections with this super-tough plastic tape. No drying time required. Mini-size perfect for pencil cases.
  • Excellent reviews. From 2,537 ratings 76% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Dymo LetraTag Label Maker

  • This clever little device makes clearly visible paper labels that adhere to common surfaces such as paper and plastic. Ideal for labelling all of your kids stationery bits and pieces.
  • Great feedback. From 830 ratings 85% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Helix Ultimate School Set

  • A great value for money school set which includes 2x HB graphite pencils, 1x black and 1 x blue ballpoint pen, self centring compass with pencil in case, mechanical pencil & lead refills, highlighter, 15cm ruler, 180 degree protractor, 45 & 60 degree set squares, pencil sharpener, sleeved eraser and useful timetable & maths fact sheet.
  • Great feedback. From 992 ratings 78% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

The Edge – Personalised Notebook and Pen

  • Black notebook with vibrant colour edge which can be personalised, plus matching pen. Ideal for revision notes.
  • Really good feedback. From 57 ratings 83% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Tinc Sweetie Scented Highlighter Pens- Pack of 4

  • These cool, sweetie scented highlighter pens are great for home or school.
  • Great feedback. From 879 ratings 72% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

EASTHILL Big Capacity Pencil Case

  • These pencil case is great as it can be packed full of stuff. With multiple pockets and compartments, kids can keep their stationery organised.
  • Great feedback. From 16,920 ratings 76% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

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I hope this list of the best school stationery was helpful.

If you think I have left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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