Essentials: Back to School with The Pen Shop

Essentials: Back to School with The Pen Shop

Going back to school is an exciting time for many kids. After a long summers break, kids are eager to get back to see their friends, tell everyone about the holidays and the best bit…get their hands on some new kit.

The seemingly simple task presents some challenges of making sure you get a high quality item that’ll see your child through the year while withstanding everyday use.

At The Pen Shop, we care about creating a lasting memory of the joy of writing, so we’ve pulled together our top 5 back to school essentials that’ll have your little one prepped for the year ahead and excited to learn!

  1. The Fountain Pen

Just like the grown-ups! Dex by Kingsley has created a versatile, durable and colourful fountain pen that makes the perfect writing accessory for those developing their handwriting skills. With a super soft touch, stable grip and long-lasting iridium nib you can’t go wrong.

Dex by Kingsley Smooth Soft Fountain Pen

  1. The Pencil

No pencil case is complete without a mechanical pencil. The timeless design, perfectly formed grip for learning hands. Lamy is one of the most popular brands amongst young writers and the reasons are endless. With a built in eraser, a multitude of colours and a spring-metal clip to ensure it stays put!

Lamy Safari Pencils

  1. Coloured Pens & Pencils

Now what fun would be going back to school if you couldn’t doodle in endless colours! That’s why we think the Faber-Castell Playing and Learning range is the ideal addition to the budding artist’s or writer’s new school kit. Designed with the superior Faber-Castell quality these felt-tips and coloured pencils are definitely a must have!

Faber-Castell Playing and Learning 12 Erasable Colour Pencils

  1. The Pen Pouch

Of course, to carry around brand new treasured pens and pencils a pouch that will protect them and keep the safe is essential! Kingsley is a master craftsman of fantastic quality pen pouches that will ensure pens and pencils always look good as new. Our particular favourite is this elegant leather twin pouch.

Kingsley Pen Pouch Twin PU Black

  1. Notepads

Now that you’ve got all the writing pieces your child needs, of course they now need somewhere to jot down their next brilliant idea! Boasting bright colours, ruled lines and two sizes the Kingsley notebook range are the ultimate addition to a finished stationery kit for the first day at school!

Kingsley Lined Notebook

From us to you – we hope the first day back to school is truly magical!

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Kingsley Chequer – clKingsleyassic twist-action Ball Pen and Fountain Pen with chequer engraving for easy grip.

  • Classic twist-action Ball Pen.
  • Chequer engraving for easy grip.
  • Kingsley engraved logo on cap and clip.
  • Ball Pen comes fitted with a black ink refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridgeSheaffer.

Sheaffer Prelude set revered for its high level of comfort. Its mid-size profile and smooth finish make it a favourite for those desiring an easy and pleasurable writing experience.

    • Ball Pen comes fitted with medium ball pen refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridge.
    • Sheaffer limited lifetime warranty.
    • Packaged in a luxury Sheaffer gift box.


Sonnet is one of Parker’s signature collections and is characterised by beautifully balanced, contemporary styled pens.

  • Stainless Steel with Gold Trim.
  • Ball Pen comes fitted with one ink refill, Fountain Pen comes with ink cartridges.
  • Packaged in a luxury Parker Gift Box.
  • 2 years international warranty.



Created with a keen appreciation for modernist design and lasting value, Century II offers a bolder look and wider girth than the original Classic Century.

  • Century II chrome with herringbone engraved pattern.
  • Fountain Pen stainless steel nib.
  • Ball Pen is fitted with a ball pen refill, Fountain Pen comes with blue ink cartridge.
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee.
  • Premium Gift Box.

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Back To School

Back To School

The school holidays are almost over and it is once again time to start thinking about stationery supplies for the next school year. If you are a returning student, or simply looking to find the perfect gift for someone starting school we have a range of exclusive offers now available.

We have a selection of pen sets on offer from Faber-Castell, Kingsley, Sheaffer and Cross with reductions of over 50%. To see the full range of back to school offers click Here.

The Kingsley pen range has been specially selected by the Pen Shop team, who have used over 150 years of experience in finding the perfect pen for our customers to source this exclusive range. As part of our back to school offers save 50% on our Kingsley Commodore Matt Black Fountain Pen & Ball Pen set. Presented in a red Kingsley gift box both pens feature shiny chrome trims and come with a free leather pouch. This exclusive set was originally priced at £80.00 but is now available for only £40.00.

Faber-Castell celebrated its 250th anniversary last year making it the oldest manufacturer of writing instruments in the world. The founder of the company was Kaspar Faber (1730 – 1784) from Nuremberg who originally worked for local traders before setting up his own pencil making company. From these humble beginnings Faber-Castell has become one of the most recognised writing manufacturing brands worldwide. In 1870 the name A.W. Faber was officially entered in the US Register of Companies, as the fifth name in the first ledger. Since the four companies ahead of it no longer exist, A.W. Faber is the oldest brand name in the USA. With our back to school offers you can save £50.00 on a Faber-Castell Ball Pen and Pencil set.

Sheaffer was founded in 1912 and this year celebrates its 100 year legacy as one of the leading companies in the pen industry. The Sheaffer Prelude collection is used the world over and is revered for its high level of comfort. Its wide profile and smooth finish make it a favourite for those desiring an easy and pleasurable writing experience. As part of our back to school offers we have two Sheaffer Prelude sets available for £55 reduced from £118 which both feature a twist action Ball Pen and Cartridge Fountain Pen.

Go back to school in style this autumn with The Pen Shop.

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