I'm starting a new school in September and, whilst it affords me a lot of benefits over my current school, it doesn't have the greatest budget in the world owing to being a high performing school. It hasn't had money thrown at it the way other schools have that I've worked at: no fancy new build, no money for lots of lovely equipment and stationery that I've been used to, classrooms that are falling to pieces and made up of mis-matched desks and crumbling displays....you get the picture; I'm sure many of you work in similar environments. Well, I spent yesterday at my new school and visited my classroom: it's pretty dire. I'm planning on investing some money in improving the classroom (obviously things that I will take with me if/when I move on, and not spending TOO much if I can get away with it). IKEA has already been targetted, and I've found a few bit and pieces that I might consider buying in the way of furtniture including some bookcases and some trays for storage. However, I want to get my hands on stationery that I regularly use and which isn't available at my school. Cheaply, if possible. Any ideas where to look for this? Do you have a brilliant website you buy from that offers great value? I need things like colouring pencils, highlighters, post-its and glue sticks, none of which are in fruitful supply at my new school but all of which are staples of my teaching. I'm normally very against buying things myself, but I do want to make my new classroom and lovely place, rather than the bombed out shell it curently looks like.