Student Planners

Our student planners are designed to suppoRT young people in all aspects of their education, with the simple aim of improving wellbeing and increasing performance.

Working with schools we create bespoke planning tools that combine diaries, communication platforms and interactive content to support a modern and flexible curriculum. Whether you call them student planners, homework diaries, or wellbeing journals, we guarantee the best quality and service.

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Different student planner sizes
Binding options for bespoke planners
Custom content for school planners
Download the student planner catalogue

Student Planners
student planners


No two schools are the same, which is why we give you the option to add your own unique content. It could be your school’s wellbeing ethos, dress code, timetable, teacher details or things like term dates and IT policy.

Your bespoke cover, page content and diary style

Over 1000 pages of optional library options

7 different diary layout options

4 binding options to suit your needs

student planners


Out Student/Teacher Planners and Homework Diaries are designed to last a whole school year. Our durable bindings and covers protect each planner through the rigours of daily school life. Our study planners for students really are backpack-proof!

Tough, long-lasting binding options

Protective plastic covers

Quality materials that are up to the task

No quibble replacement if it falls apart prematurely

student planners

hundreds of options

Throughout the years, we have learned what makes a good student planner – versatility! One school’s needs will not be the same as another school, that’s why we have a huge variety of different content options in our library.

Study Skills section for better revision and exam performance

A wellbeing section to develop awareness in mental health

3 reference sections (maps, periodic table, etc.)

Opportunities to create your 100% bespoke version

student planners


Student Planners are an opportunity for schools to provide young people with a tool to support the learning experience. We do not want schools to miss this opportunity so have devised a way to make the process of designing a Student Planner or Student Diary is simple as possible.

Access to MyPenstripe, our unique online design tool

24/7 support from an Account Manager and design team

A simple design approval process

Delivery managed to your desired deadline

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At Penstripe, our goal is to create the perfect student planner for your individual requirements. With a huge range of sizes, bindings and contents, we can create a custom student diary that exceeds your expectations. With a wide range of bespoke pages to choose from, we’ll create the right planner for you. Our handy pocket size planners are becoming ever more popular amongst schools and are a particular favourite with sixth forms.

We create bespoke planners for students that last the entire year. Guaranteed. Our team of experts are constantly innovating to produce useful new content that can be added to student planners. See our catalogue for a full breakdown of the options available. Regular engagement with student planners can help to foster a Growth Mindset, as students are encouraged to take ownership of their own achievements.

Penstripe has years of experience in producing student and teacher planners, and a track record of excellent results. Read on to learn more about what goes into our student diaries, or read our student planner FAQs.

Discover how to use a student planner here.


We offer our personalised student planners in a choice of 3 different sizes to suit a whole range of uses. Our team of experts can help you decide which is the best choice for you.

Our original A5 student planner is the most popular size we offer and offers a good balance between portability and space. A5 planners are a good choice for most schools.

Also very popular is our pocket sized A6 student planner. Like its name suggests, the pocket planner is small enough to fit in a pocket and is a favourite of sixth form and college students.

We also offer a larger format B5 student planner. The B5 planner has more space for content and for diary entries, while still being small enough to easily fit in a book bag or backpack.

Different student planner sizes


Another important consideration for your student academic planners is the choice of binding. We offer 3 different options: spiral bound, toughbind (like a paperback book) and case bind (like a hardback book). Our experts can help you decide which is the best choice for your needs and budget.

Spiral Bound
Case Bound


Over the years, we have learned exactly what schools tend to require in a student daily planner. We have therefore built up a huge library of content that can be easily added to our bespoke student planners. We’re also continually looking to add further options for schools through partnerships with providers of quality, curriculum relevant content (see our Study Skills and Student Wellbeing sections). One example is our ‘Restart a Heart’ content, designed to give students access to lifesaving first aid information – we can include this free of charge.

You are also free to create you own custom pages using our online design tool. This could be anything you’re your school wellbeing ethos, to uniform regulations – the choice is yours.

At Penstripe, our sole goal is to create the perfect School Planner, Diary or Journal to your requirements. Our expertise is on hand throughout the process to make a potentially stressful job a great deal more straight forward. We’ll support you in determining what options would be suitable for your needs, so you can create the perfect support tool for your students, staff and parents.

Download our full catalogue (or view it online) to see a complete overview of the options we offer.


At Penstripe, we are proud to promote study skills for all students in the UK. We have teamed up with Inspired Education to create a resource for students (as well as their teachers and parents) to develop study skills that will see them through their academic lives.

To learn more and request a free sample, visit our study skills page:

Inspire Education Study Skills Diary


There isn’t one student planner diary layout that suits everyone, so in collaboration with our customers we’ve developed multiple tailored diary designs with the specific needs of students, teachers and parents in mind. If that’s not quite enough we’ll can also help you design your own diary layout. Homework diaries for schools should be simple and clear, with enough features to make them consistently useful, without wasting space.

We’ve got eight styles to choose from, plus an option to design your own diary layout.


It’s simple to create a bespoke cover using our online design tool MyPenstripe. Include photographs of your school, your logo and colours to create something unique to you. Many schools ask their students to design the cover, which makes for some very exciting results. Speak to our team for advice or to receive samples.

Each year we also design three covers which schools can use. This takes the stress out of designing your own and provides your planner with a vibrant cover for the academic year ahead.

Spiral Bound
Case Bound


The best daily planners for students don’t just cover the basics. We’ve been busy developing a few clever little extras to add value to your pupil planners and school homework diaries:

Learning Signals

Multi-function Whiteboard Back with two-sided dry-wipe surface and integrated learning indicators. Brightly coloured red, orange and green boards for students to communicate their understanding of a lesson


The Clip-In Pager Marker combines a 21cm ruler, today marker and the 2 to 12 times table. It clips in easily and is shatterproof. Also available are Clip-In Protractors which are see-through and easy to clip in and out

Clear Plastic Wallet

Robust and secure see-through wallet with thumb cut-out for ease of use. Option to add multiple wallets in a Student Planner is available

Durable Dual Pocket

Robust and secure double-sided pocket printed in full colour to hold any loose papers that may be needed throughout the school day



We have hundreds of options for your student planners and homework diaries – too much to show on one web page!

View our entire range below, with our catalogue of bespoke student planners (2023/2024). It’s the perfect way to see what we offer and to be inspired by the possibilities.

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