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Easy2name’s Product Guide: What to Label for School

Easy2name’s easy guide on what needs labelling for school and what doesn’t, from school uniform to stationery essentials – we’ve got you covered.

  1. Labels for Uniform

When starting school, usually you should be given a list of all uniform students require.

Generally, this will include shirts or polo shirts; trousers, skirts or pinafores; shorts or summer dresses; jumpers or cardigans; smart shoes and socks (with usually a few colours or length options) some also include ties and blazers in their uniform.

This isn’t an extensive list and yet already sounds like a lot, but don’t worry – our range of clothing labels can have everything named in minutes!

For larger garments, like shirts and trousers, that have care labels, we recommend our StickEasy Clothing Stickers. These are a no-sew, no-iron option and come in both our original plain design or our fun, full-colour Bright & Brilliant StickEasy design.

For school shoes, either go for our specially made Shoe Labels or use Shoe Label Covers to turn your Stick-on Name Labels into shoe labels.

All clothing labels are washing machine and tumble dryer safe. Find our full range of clothing labels for uniform here.

  1. Backpack

An essential to keep all your child’s belongings in one place! Use our Bright & Brilliant Bag Tags to make sure the right bag is brought home at the end of each day.

Although only £3.95, each metal tag can be personalised with multiple lines of text for names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails, and you can choose from 21 colourful designs that your child will love (and want to show off to all their friends!)

  1. PE & Swim Kits

It’s a good idea to have a separate bag for PE kit and swim kit so they don’t get mixed up. An easy way to differentiate between bags is using our Bright & Brilliant Bag Tags with your child’s name on and which kit it is. T

Usually, a PE Kit needs to include shorts; T-shirt (school’s colour choice); sports socks and plimsolls or trainers. Shoes can be easily labelled with our Bright & Brilliant Shoe Stickers or our Stick-on Name Labels with Transparent Shoe Label Covers over the top to prevent wear.

Our StickEasy Clothing Stickers can be used to label swimwear and towels.

  1. Lunchbox or bag

To pack plenty of brain food in! We offer custom Bento Boxes that come in a range of bright, colourful designs and can be personalised with your child’s name to avoid lunchbox mix-ups with other students.

Or, if you already have a lunchbox lined up, our Bright & Brilliant Large Stickers can match with any design and be personalised with multiple lines of text. Plus, they are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. They are just £7.95 for 16 labels and can be used for bottles, lunchboxes, and other large, non-fabric items.

  1. Water bottle

Student’s water bottles are normally kept in a tray all together in the classroom which provides lots of opportunity for mix-ups and, now more than ever, it is important to avoid this.

Get matching Bright & Brilliant Large Stickers for your child’s water bottle and lunchbox, or for a small name tag, opt for our Bright & Brilliant Mini Stickers, which come in all the same designs but are smaller and more discrete.

For a reusable option, try our engraved Bottle Bands, which fit well around most bottle designs, including Chilly’s and S’well.

  1. Pencil Case & Stationery

Kit your child out with their own pencil case with at least one pencil, pen, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener and a few coloured pencils. Schoolbooks are normally provided by your child’s school, and  brought home at the end of the day and therefore your child’s responsibility to manage.

Our Bright & Brilliant Mini Stickers fit perfectly on smaller stationery like pens and highlighters and also school books and notepads. For even smaller items, try our Micro Labels.

  1. Medication and Equipment

Another important extra to consider is any medication or medical equipment your child might need to take into school with them. For example, EpiPen's or inhalers.

Medical bags can also be labelled with our Bag Tags, and equipment like inhalers should be individually labelled with your child’s name – use our Stick-on Name Labels or Bright & Brilliant Mini Stickers for this. If an item is particularly small or tricky to label, our Micro Labels will work perfectly.

For children with food allergies, try our Allergy Stickers on their lunchboxes to alert staff and carers of allergies and medical conditions. For children with severe conditions, we recommend getting a personalised Safety ID Wristband with emergency contact numbers and details of the condition on.


The main thing to be aware of at primary school is that every child will have near enough the same belongings. Lunchboxes and water bottles are so easily mixed up, as are school jumpers, so spare yourself from endless lost property box visits, get prepared early and label everything! Make things easier for yourself and get all the essential labels in one bundle with our School Value Packs.

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