My 11 year old daughter is shortly to start secondary school and a new school bag has taken on a whole new level of importance! For her, it has to be trendy and cool, for me it has to be practical and well priced. The Ashley Polka Dot Print Satchel seemed to meet both our criteria.
It arrived promptly and is very much as pictured. The size is suitable for folders and pencil cases and the pockets are well thought out. The adjustable strap allows it to fit comfortably, not matter what your size.
It remains to be seen how the bag performs through the rigours of school life, but so far, so good!
Post Script: Since first writing the review, I can now advise how good the bag is for secondary school use. Sadly, I have to report that it did not stand the test. The zip broke within 2 days. However, the supplier was extremely good at replacing the bag quickly and without hassle and for that I must give them praise. The second bag has a slight breakage on the loop of the buckle. Although this is again disappointing, it is not too detrimental to the working of the bag. Sadly, the biggest issue with this bag is its size. Although a nicely sized bag, it has proved to be too small for the amount of books that are needed for secondary school. For this reason, I would not recommend it to others who are considering it for secondary school use.
If you just want a fun bag that will not be put under too much strain, this bag will suit perfectly. Anything more strenuous, and the bag will struggle.
I would, however, buy from this supplier again as I feel their customer service is very good (despite not having a contact telephone number visible anywhere on their site).