At Castle Minibus we specialise in serving schools and educational establishments, taking care of all their transport needs where minibus leasing, daily hire and driver training are concerned.
From ensuring you are compliant for your section 19 permit, to making sure everything concerning your minibus is taken care of with the least inconvenience to you; pick up and drop offs, D1 and MiDAS driver training, daily hire for a car, van or minibus, and a dedicated account manager looking after your account.
All schools want to be compliant with safe and reliable minibuses and we understand each kind of school has different needs, considerations and expectations too.
It’s why we are proud to be a trusted advisor to over 1250 schools and colleges throughout the UK.
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, days out, there are lots of small important trips that need a safe and reliable minibus to reassure parents that their little darlings will be safe and well cared for in a vehicle 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 Minibus 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.
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, air conditioning, reclining seats and additional storage space as standard in our factory built vehicles have your students relaxed and ready to compete.
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 recent upcoming legislation surrounding permits and driver training at the schools without charitable status. These schools may not be eligible for a Section 19 permit or employing just drivers 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 vehicle 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.
Minibus, car and van daily hire
We provide short-term hire vehicles from 1 day to 1 year to over 1250 schools and colleges throughout the UK because our policies are simple and friendly, we offer premium customer service, and our rentals are fully customisable.
Renting is a great way to solve a short-term issue if you don’t have the requirement or budget for a longer term vehicle solution.
Ask about our ‘Term time’ special contracts, which are becoming very popular with our schools that may only need a minibus for a certain amount of time in the school year, or that are testing out a new route to bring pupils into school.
With Castle Rentals you’re in expert hands with our understanding of all that’s involved in hiring a vehicle for your school and being as safe as you can in factory-built vehicles with additional safety specifications.
We appreciate your time is precious, and do our best to minimise what’s needed from you, including pick up and drop off included in our daily rates.