Class act

They’ll be too cool to go back to school with the Smallish pick of classroom chic. Top marks to French childrenswear brand Louis Louise (above) for effortlessly cool and wearable autumn styles, available at

Meanwhile. cut ties with uniform and make sure they’re trendy enough for the playground with these statement pieces.

Genius sweater, £35,

Burberry check Kittie skirt, £105,

Dolce and Gabbana varsity jacket, £525,









Emilia shoes, £55,












Elsewhere, Marks and Spencer have pulled it out of the (school) bag this year, with scuff-resistant shoes (now in half sizes), permanent pleats, non-iron shirts, hidden labels and soft waistbands for a perfect fit.

It’s in the bag: your child will rule the school with our pick of hip backpacks, lunch bags and accessories.

Radar barrel bag, £60,

Skip-Hop Zoo Bee backpack, £21,

Dragon lunchbag, £14,

Gucci rocket bag, £560,