Back to School sales may typically revolve around stationery and school uniforms, but it's also an excellent season to find discounts on tech like laptops, PCs and phone contracts – even if you’re not a student. Retailers and manufacturers also participate in summer sales more broadly around this time, which provides an excellent chance to upgrade your tech while saving.

When do Back to School 2019 sales start?

While there’s no official start date to back to school sales, it typically begins in July and continues through August until the new school year begins. You may also find deals in early September too.

Apple Education discount

Apple offers an educational discount on its products, so don't miss out. Until 17 October, as a part of its Back to School offer, it's bundling a free pair of Beats headphones with any purchases of Mac or iPad devices from the Education Store. You also get 20% off AppleCare+. See our full coverage of this offer over at our sister site Macworld UK.

Head to the Education Store now to see its offers. 

HP Back to School deals

Another place to pick up laptop deals right now is at the HP Store. It has a dedicated Back to School page where you can find a £20 discounts on the HP Chromebook x360 Convertible Laptop, which is now £529, reduced from £549. It's not the most powerful laptop, with a Core i3 processor, but it comes with 8GB RAM, 64GB flash-based eMMC storage and 100GB Google Drive cloud storage which should be more than enough for note-taking and browsing if you're a student.

You may also find additional sales available at HP throughout the summer outside of its Back to School campaign. See all HP laptop discounts at the HP Store right now.

Fitbit Back to School Sale

Fitbit has up to £30 off its activity trackers and accessories until 25 August as part of its Back to School sale. See all of the deals here, and visit our round-up of the best Fitbit deals for even more.

Dell Back to School discounts

Dell has exclusive Back to School discounts available for students on its laptops, desktops and accessories here.

Amazon End of Summer Sale

From 22 August, Amazon's End of Summer Sale means discounts on lots of tech that will be useful for students. It's not strictly a back to school sale but among the deals are headphones, tablets and accessories.

Take a look here.

SIM-only Deals

Three is offering a bargain unlimited data, minutes and texts for £10 for the first six months, followed by £20 per month. View deal here.

We also have a handy curated list of the best SIM only deals available now.

For more student deals all year round, visit our continuously updated round-up of the best student deals this month, or check out our dedicated site all about student discounts.