The Best Academic Planners 2023 - 2024

The Best Academic Planners for 2024 - 2025

Updated 19 March 2024

Juggle your tasks, hobbies and plans this academic year with our mid-year planning tools.

Hello planning enthusiasts. Here to discover the best version of yourself this academic year? You’ve come to the right place. We're about to explore all of our favourite planners for 2024 - 2025 and give you all the juicy specs. Our planners run from a range of dates, starting from June 2024 up until January 2026. Browse a selection of choices from sturdy hardback diaries and flexi softcovers to luxurious spiral-bound planners.

Each planner has its own key specs and vibrant personality, suited for different individuals to stay on top of the year. Whether you’re a working professional, teacher, student or just looking to improve your mental well-being and add structure to your life, we have something that will work for you. 

I'll be delving into each of our mid-year options. Asking all of the need-to-know questions, letting you know what we personally love about each style, and showing you the inside and out of our best academic planners for 24-25. Let’s get you set up to hit all of those deadlines with your new planning sidekick by your side..

Please note that some of these planners launch later in the year. If they’re marked as coming soon, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here so that you’re the first to get your hands on them when they arrive.

Now it's time for the guide. Starting with our popular Appointed Planners.


Appointed is an esteemed American brand known for its exquisite stationery and paper products. What sets Appointed apart from other diaries is its unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and functionality. Each diary is meticulously crafted with the finest materials, providing a luxurious experience that discerning individuals seek. The 2023-2024 academic planners boast a refined aesthetic that effortlessly blends elegance, simplicity and practicality. They really are the perfect companion for students, professionals, and anyone who appreciates the art of organisation. 

We have the Year Task Planner or the Weekly Planner available for 2023 - 2024. 

What month does the Appointed academic planner start?

The Academic Year Task Planner is dated and runs from August 2023 - July 2024.

The weekly planner is dated and runs from August 2023 - December 2024

What size is the Appointed planner?

The weekly planner is 21.6cm x 16.5cm and the Academic Year Task Planner is slightly bigger at 19.05cm x 24.13 cm

What’s the Appointed planner made from?

Smooth, premium 70 lb text-weight stock with a water-resistant book cloth cover

Our favourites:

Year Task Planner Appointed
Weekly Planner by Appointed

What's on the inside of the Appointed academic planners?

Year Task Planner
Weekly Planner
Inside the Academic Year Task Planner
Inside the Weekly Planner


A-Journal, a vibrant and passionate stationery brand based in the Netherlands. They offer an exceptional range of hardcover diaries that are perfect for planning and organizing your days. Embrace their minimal, bold, and structured Dutch designs as you navigate through your busy and social lifestyle.

Although titled as school planners, A-Journal's diaries are versatile enough to cater to any lifestyle. If you're an adventurer always seeking new experiences, these diaries are jam-packed with handy checklists and ample space. They contain lists of goals, creative ideas, dream jobs, festivals to visit, and so much more. You'll never run out of room for your imaginative ideas, allowing your creativity to flourish.

If you prefer a more streamlined approach to structuring your days, we recommend considering the Appointed planner. It’s perfect for those who value straightforward planning without the additional creative elements.

What month does the A-Journal School Planner start?

Choose from the 12 or 16 month editions.

The school diary in green, blue and beige run  from 24th July 2024 to 8th September 2025. The school diary in lilac is a 16 month editon running from 28th August 2024 to 5th January 2026.

We have the Year Task Planner, or the Weekly Planner

What size is the A-Journal School Planner?

Both editions of the school planner come in the same size. 21.5 × 16 × 1.5 cm

What’s the A-Journal School Planner made from?

The A-Journal school planners have a soft to touch hardcover. The inner paper is a wood free offset fsc mix credit.

Our favourites:

What's on the inside of the A-Journal academic planners?

13 Month School Planner
14 Month School Planner
Inside the 16 month edition (Lilac)
Inside the 13 month edition (Blue, Green and Beige)

Once Upon a Tuesday

Once Upon a Tuesday offers vibrant and sustainable calendars for mid year planning. Handcrafted in their Cornwall studio with 100% recycled paper. These diaries are an eco-conscious choice for the mindful planner.

The collection includes three options, including two calendars and a wall planner. The “This Is The Year Wall Planner" makes a perfect companion for the academic year. Its colourful design and spacious layout provide an organised and visually appealing way to plan your year ahead. The "Retro Florals Family Calendar" With delightful floral patterns and practical features, this calendar can help the whole family  to stay on top of important dates and appointments. Finally, the "Rainbow Shapes Wall Calendar" is another vibrant calendar showcasing a delightful array of playful shapes. A joyful addition to your wall while keeping you well-informed throughout the year, and a personal favourite!

What month do these academic planners start?

The Rainbow Shapes Wall Calendar runs from July 2024 until June 2025.

The Retro Florals Family Calendar and the This Is The Year Academic Year Wall Planner runs from September 2024 until August 2025.

What sizes are these academic planners and calendars?

This Is The Year Academic Year Wall Planner:  49 x 70 cm // 19.3 x 27.5 inches

The Retro Florals Family Calendar: A3, 29.7 x 42 cm // 11.7 x 16.5 inches

The Rainbow Shapes Wall Calendar: A4, 21 × 29.7 cm // 8.3 × 11.7 inches

What are these planners made from?

These products are all made from 100% FSC Certified recycled uncoated, matte paper. Printed in the UK using 80% renewable energy and non-toxic vegetable inks and toners

Our favourites:

What's on the inside of the Once Upon a Tuesday planners?

Mid Year Family Calendar
Academic Calendar
The Retro Florals Family Calendar
The Rainbow Shapes Wall Calendar

Crispin Finn

Crispin Finn is a stationery brand that celebrates visual simplicity and economy of colour. They pride themselves on their production methods, whether screen printed in-house by Anna or Roger, or working with local ethically responsible manufacturing processes.

Their large, landscape wall planner is designed with a minimalist aesthetic. It adds a touch of personality to any workspace. 

What month does the Crispin Finn wall planner start?

This wall planner runs from September 2024 - August 2025.

What sizes are these academic planners and calendars?

Wall Planner 98 cm x 68cm

What's it made from?

The wall planner is 2 colour lithographically printed on 135gsm Revive 100% recycled paper.


Crispin Finn Academic Wall Planner

 2023 - 2024 Academic Year Planner

Wall planner

Last years wall planner for size reference only



Introducing Mark's Japan, a brand known for its functional, well-made planners. Designed for people on the go and those who appreciate comprehensive layouts, these meticulously crafted planners for the 2024-2025 year offer a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality. With a vertical layout and double page spreads for each week, they provide ample space for scheduling. Additionally, the planners feature a generous dot grid notes section and 25x22mm thumbnails showcasing the current and previous month's calendars. They're fully dated with week numbers, staying organised is effortless. 

Three key specs to note are the convenience of tabbed monthly sections in the A5 layout, the bookmark ribbon, and key holidays. 

Crafted for resilience and practicality, Mark's Japan academic planners are the perfect companions for the next sixteen months and beyond. Embrace the impeccable designs that Mark's Japan brings to the world of organisation.

What size are Marks academic diaries?

Available in A5 and A6 sizes, these planners come in a variety of cover designs to suit personal preferences. 

What’s the Marks diary made from?

The cover is made from recycled PVC covers with a zip, and FSC® certified paper.

The cover not only protects the planner, but also doubles as a versatile wallet for keeping receipts, business cards, and a pen at hand. 

What's on the inside of the Marks planners?

Our favourites:

Marks 2023 - 2024 Diary Marks 2023 - 2024 Diary
Marks Colors Diary - A6
Marks 2023 - 2024 Diary - A5
Marks Gradient 2023 - 2024 Diary


Marks Diary Inside

Inside Marks A6 Diary

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Inside Marks A5 Diary

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The classic Moleskine 24/25 diaries will be arriving in July. More information will be added when they arrive.

Exclusively available online and in Chelsea.

What size are Moleskine academic diaries?

Available in pocket size, large and extra large. 

Pocket - 90 x 140mm

Extra Large - 190 x 250mm

Large - 130 x 210mm

What’s the Moleskine diary made from?

The paper is ivory coloured, 70gsm and acid-free. The covers are made from polypropylene, a material commonly used in book coverings to create a  soft touch faux leather look.

Our favourites coming soon:

Extra Large Weekly Diary


What's on the inside of the Moleskine diaries?

Extra Large Weekly Diary
Large Daily Diary


That’s a wrap! If you’d prefer to scroll on-site, you can jump into our academic collection of diaries here, or calendars here

Looking for more information and advice? Last year I created a list of The Best Academic Essentials for 2024 - 2025. Some of these popular picks have returned for the new academic year so make sure to check out the last blog for even more in-depth information. I talk through all of the different planners and how they work for each academic personality.

Finally, a note for students. You can get 10% Student discount off your new academic year diary with Student Beans. Find out more and activate your discount code here.

Thanks for reading. Good luck and happy planning!

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