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My school needs to rent a minibus – what’s my best option?

- 30-Jan-2017 -

Before taking out a rental package for your school minibus, consider all the options. In this blog, Castle Minibus breaks down the options to make it easy to make the right choice for your minibus hire contract.

Before taking out a rental package for your school minibus, consider all the options. In this blog, Castle Minibus breaks down the options to make it easy to make the right choice for your minibus hire contract.

 

With teachers busier than ever, and school budgets being cut from all angles, we’ve decided to let you know what your options actually are when hiring a minibus. This blog will run you through all of Castle Minibus’ rental packages; their benefits, special features and suitability factors, enabling you to choose the right minibus rental package for your school.

You may not realise that your school is paying more than it needs to for minibus hire for all your sports fixtures, or is spending unnecessary time booking and re-booking a minibus for various school trips, never mind the associated admin costs. At Castle Minibus, we aim to tailor our service to the individual, school, academy, sports club etc. What’s more, we love feedback, so if there’s a service or aspect that would save you time or make the process easier, let us know, we’re always on the lookout for improvements.

Sovereign rental packages to float your moat

Before considering a minibus hire agreement, it is advantageous to ensure you have the necessary qualifications to drive a minibus. The D1 licence may be held by ‘grandfather rights’ but Castle always recommend taking the test and keeping up to date with training to ensure the safest possible mode of transport for your students.

First up, is our ‘what you see is what you get’ Daily Rentals package. Your drama students are being treated to a trip to the theatre, but there’s not enough to fill a coach? Give us a call and we can organise your ad hoc transport there and then, with delivery and collection included, wherever and whenever it suits you.

For the frequent, and consistent minibus user, we offer a One Year Fixed Plan, from as little as £22 per day (plus VAT). Although we love speaking to our customers, even we would have to agree it is a waste of time to organise minibus hire over the phone each and every week, especially for those schools who are lucky enough to have frequent trips, excursions and off-site activities, and for those who use us for their school runs every morning and home time! The One Year Fixed Plan gives you complete control over the vehicle for the entire year and we even let you spread the cost over the 12 months with three months upfront, then equal distribution across the following 11.


Castle’s custom-built approach

With the Freedom Plan, we offer specialised term time contracts, utilising your busy periods instead of generalising across an academic year; we wouldn’t let your budget slip away during the summer holidays with your rented minibus sat in the school car park, waiting for its favourite pupils to come back to school!

The Freedom Plancould be argued to be every schools dream minibus rental solution, with the opportunity to extend the length of hire at any time, no excess mileage charge and no termination fees (after the initial 30 days), it couldn’t be more accommodating. You even get your own school logo and livery applied to the vehicle if you’re renting for anything above six months.

Our team are on hand to talk through your minibus requirements, so let us create your tailor made, cost effective solution for your school.


More and more schools are choosing to take control of their rental contracts, facilitating their timetable demands more efficiently and benefiting their pupils no end. 

Castle’s friendly knights are on hand to listen to your school’s unique requirements, deciphering what your institution specifically needs and how we can benefit you. To find out more and start saving today, give us a call on 01869 255395 or send us an enquiry through our live chat or contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Further reading is available on the following pages of our website: Freedom Plan, Minibus Hire and Driver training.

 

 


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