"Our minibus is absolutely amazing. We`ve starting picking up and returning children who live a long way away. And of course it`s publicity for us when we are out and about. I wish we could have got one ages ago."

Linda Bradley, Byker Primary School

Minibus Leasing, Just for Schools

We specialise in serving schools and educational establishments, taking care of all their needs where minibus and vehicle leasing, daily hire and driver training are concerned.

At Castle Minibus we specialise in serving schools and educational establishments, taking care of all their needs where minibus and vehicle leasing, and driver training are concerned.

As the best long term solution for schools is leasing or contract hire, we have made sure that working with Castle reduces the stress and hassle of arranging and managing a minibus. From ensuring you have the right permits and paperwork to making sure everything concerning the maintenance of your minibus is taken care of with the least inconvenience to you; pick up and drop offs, on site maintenance and quick fixes, driver training, roadside assistance and a dedicated account manager looking after your account.

All schools want safe and reliable minibuses and understand each kind of school has different needs, considerations and expectations too:

Primary Schools

A school minibus gives primary schools a real freedom to begin introducing their young charges to the chance to visit places they’ve never been to before. It offers amazing experiences that they’ll remember forever, and inspires them at an early age by broadening their horizons.

Swimming lessons, forest school, day trips, there are lots of small important trips that need a safe and reliable minibus to reassure parents their little darlings will be safe and well cared for in a minibus fit for purpose with teachers and school displaying all the relevant safety and training qualifications.

For many primary schools, a minibus is also a demonstration of on-going improvement, and by choosing Castle Leasing not only shows that you are allocating budget very carefully but you are taking the pressure off your administrative staff and teachers themselves when it comes to training and maintenance.

Secondary Schools

As children grow, their opportunities and independence grow too. Ask many kids what their favourite activity of the school year was, or their most vivid memory, and it’s usually a school trip, residential or major sporting event.

The school minibus makes this possible, and for many secondary schools it’s a vital part of each student’s development and bolsters the pride teachers and students have in their transportation. Comfortable minibuses for teenagers and young people for the longer journeys with additional safety features including sound systems, reclining seats and additional storage space in our Mercedes 17 seaters for bags and equipment.

Independent Schools

For many independent schools it is vital to uphold a strong and professional image, and demonstrate on-going inward investment. Our superbly branded, new minibus prominently displays your livery and logo. You’ll feel like you’re one-nil up before you arrive at any sporting event or inter-school competition.

We also know that many independent schools use minibuses to pick up and return their pupils home and beyond the school gate a modern, clean and superbly branded minibus acts as a tremendous advertisement in the local community. Some independents have even attracted new pupils thanks to the minibus advertising the school.

Castle’s experienced team also understand the legislation surrounding permits and driver training as schools without charity status are not eligible for a Section 19 permit and may require additional CPC training.

Academies and Free Schools

Schools that have been constrained by tight budgets and have had to share minibuses, struggle with old stock and had to cancel trips and excursions due to the lack of a minibus can now confidently lease a minibus for their school knowing that they have made a sensible budgeting choice with fixed monthly payments, no hidden fees and no hassle or problems with servicing, maintenance or training.

You can finally have that high quality, fully liveried minibus and proudly display your school's logo, enriching your pupil’s education as well as ensuring their safety whilst on the road.

Key Benefits of choosing Castle Minibus

Low deposit and minimal cash outlay

Fixed monthly cost (which helps with budgeting)

All servicing, maintenance and repairs included (so you don’t get caught out with expensive and unexpected repair bills)

MOTs and VOSA safety checks included (with onsite inspections at your school)

A safe, compliant minibus – a ‘must have’ now that health and safety laws are so stringent

Road fund licence and specialist breakdown cover included

Delivered in your school branding, logo and livery – all included in the price

All minibuses have reversing beepers included for additional safety

The removal of all financial risk and hassle

Castle Minibus manages your minibus for you, removing all administration

Your teaching staff can focus on the school – and we’ll handle your minibus!

Additional Advantages

A new school minibus can open up so many new opportunities for young children

A modern, clean and superbly branded minibus is a tremendous advertisement in the local community for your school, particularly in a competitive market, whereby parents have choices

It can save money in the long term by not having to hire coaches

Our philosophy is based around being a specialist supplier to schools, offering the highest quality, most convenient service, with a focus on safety

Chris Maynard , Castle Minibus

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Associations, Accreditations and Supported Charities

Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with The Association of Colleges, BVRLA, Supershoes and be ISO 9001 accredited Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with the charity KidsOut, NASBM and ISBA
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