With the summer holidays coming to a close, it's time to make sure your little ones are ready for the start of term. From stylish stationery and new accessories to the latest must-have school shoes, take a look at our round up of all the back to school essentials. There's nothing quite like starting the year with a brand new school bag, but sometimes it's tough to choose one that's durable and dependable, but also a hit with the kids. Whether they're a fairytale fanatic or 'too cool for school', they'll love our selection of backpacks including this adorable [Cath Kidston](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/cath-kidston) Unicorn bag, or the latest bags from Fjallraven and [Converse](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/converse). If they're moving up to the next year, or bravely starting a brand new school, [Step2wo](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/step2wo)'s trusty school shoes will ensure they step into the new term in style. Plus, to help squash any first day nerves, get them excited for school with fun acessories and colourful stationery, like pencil cases, pens and water bottles by [Orla Kiely](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/orla-kiely), [Tom Dixon](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/tom-dixon) and [Hype](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=hype).
Make sure your kids are ready for the start of term with our edit of stylish stationery, fun accessories and the latest school shoes from brands including Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely and Step2wo.