Trusted by schools to provide
minibuses & financing, online driver assessments,
legally required safety services
& education for those managing minibuses
Ford Minibus

Providing more than just minibuses, Castle Minibus provide online training, assessments  and services to support those responsible for the ongoing safe travel of school pupils

Your complete guide to your school minibus transport requirements

Leasing a school minibus

The latest vehicles, additional safety features and with all the maintenance, servicing and inspections taken care of


Leasing a school minibus

The latest vehicles, additional safety features and with all the maintenance, servicing and inspections taken care of


Buying a school minibus

Many schools prefer to own their vehicles and are looking for high quality second-hand 9, 14 or 17 seat minibuses for sale


Hiring a school minibus

12-month minibus hire is a great way for schools to solve the problem of additional vehicles without a long-term commitment.


Hiring a school minibus

12-month minibus hire is a great way for schools to solve the problem of additional vehicles without a long-term commitment.


Helping you and your drivers

Castle Minibus work with schools that want to run safe and compliant fleets


Call today to see what we can do for you 01869 253744

Of our customers told us we were either good or excellent
We work with over 1500 schools, academies and colleges across the UK
Every school that completed our survey said they would happily recommend us
100% of delegates would recommend our Minibus Compliance Course
Castle Minibus Celebrating 25 Years

Our Promise

  • To be Champions of Minibus Safety

  • To be a trusted advisor

  • To be honest, reliable and friendly

  • To ‘go the extra mile’ ensuring value for money

  • To be an ethical company

  • To promote first-class corporate social responsibility

Call today to see what we can do for you 01869 253744

“Dear Tim, Dear Nathan

I would like to express my gratitude and that of the group to you both for you efficient help in finding us a new minibus and getting it logoed and delivered in a week. It really was an amazing turn around.
From our first meeting with Tim I knew we were in good hands and when Tim went on leave, everything was seamlessly handled by Nathan.
Please pass on our thanks to all your staff including the team who arranged the logoing, and Paul who delivered the bus.

With Best regards

Guy Roberts”

Chairman, 1st Royal Eltham Scouts

Guy Roberts, 1st Royal Eltham Scouts

‘You are all so helpful and attentive and we look forward to many happy years using your service.

Jacqui Bargh’

Jacqui Bargh, Kimbolton Primary Academy

‘Castle Minibus have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We had some quite specific business needs with regards to the leasing of a minibus and they were understanding, flexible, informative and proactive throughout our dealings. They will definitely be somebody I will recommend to others seeking to lease vehicles!’

Paul Foley, Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust
royal high

‘I am very impressed with BT Fleet. They took to task on our four 63 plates. Dave was on creeper boards checking underneath, taking wheels off to check rear brakes and inner tyre pressures where needed. I can see a very thorough safety inspection has taken place.

Very positive move for the operators and Castle Minibus.

Best regards.

Douglas Young’

Douglas Young, Vehicles and Equipment Manager, Royal High School Bath

‘I attended a [MiDAS] minibus training session at Brighouse High School, West Yorkshire. (On Monday 17th June 2019). Your instructor was Mr Cliff Kelly. I would like to say that I thought Mr Kelly was an excellent trainer and delivered the assessment day in a highly professional manner. I am a retired West Yorkshire Police officer and have had the benefit of attending numerous advanced driver training courses during my 30 yrs with the force. I can say with a degree of certainty that Mr Kelly’s abilities are right up there with the best!

He is clearly an asset to your organisation and I think I can speak for my fellow students when I say we all enjoyed the day very much. Mr Kelly delivered his comments with a great sense of humour, and I found his feedback on the driving aspect of the day extremely accurate and thought provoking. All in all, well done..

Alan Irvine’

Alan Irvine, Brighouse High School

‘Thank you, and yes the training was perfect. Paul was great and actually made me feel like I was going to pass, which isn’t the norm.

Regards, Richard.’

Richard Perry, Melbourn Village College

‘Just to let you know, I passed my D1 driving test yesterday and am very relieved.

I send this email to thank you for the resources but I also want to extend a massive thank you to Paul. Not only was he professional and so clearly experienced in all things driving, but he was so supportive and a really lovely man.

Without gushing, I felt like I could ask any question without feeling silly and that his instruction was tailored to my needs rather than an agenda that he needed to fulfil.

I had an excellent experience with him over the last two days and I am genuinely grateful for his guidance and in honesty, I would have said the same if I had failed.

Thank you again.


Nicole Newby, Langdon Academy

‘I would like to pass on my thanks to Liz who was an excellent instructor. Firm but fair and with a personable manner. I enjoyed my two days and was very happy with Liz as my instructor. I would certainly recommend her. She gave me confidence.!!!!!!

Edward Welch, Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Once again a huge thank you for pulling out the stops to get the bus delivered today, it really is appreciated. It definitely confirms that you were the right choice in supplying our minibus. I will be singing your praises to anyone who is thinking of getting a minibus.

A massive thank you !!

Andrew Beckinsale-Yates, Broomhill Junior School

We are delighted that both David Winter and Matt Nichol have passed!

They both thoroughly enjoyed the training and as a school we have been very impressed with the quality and administration of all contact with Castle. In addition, both candidates gave very positive feedback about Cliff.

Louise Bainbridge, School Business Manager, Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Our minibus is absolutely amazing. We`ve started 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

‘Everything seemed to go well with the training, Thanks again to you for finding another trainer when the original trainer was unavailable,

and to the trainer herself for stepping in to pick this up – it would have been extremely difficult for me to rearrange given the pressures on teaching staff time.’

Louise Simmonds, Langley Grammar School

‘From my side, I find you all extremely helpful. 

You were very patient with me answering numerous questions when I first contacted you and then dealt with the initial set up so swiftly. Anne is always following up and keeping me informed, which I need! If I ever ask for updates, Anne promptly lets me know what I need.


From Linden:

‘They were excellent, instructor was an especially nice guy. 10/10 from me.


Karen Rowell and Linden Lockhart, Ashfrod School

The Benefits of working with Castle Minibus

  • All your minibus needs covered by one supplier

  • Compliance education and services

  • Trusted advisor to over 1500 schools

  • Champions of Minibus Safety

  • Dedicated teams to help take care of all admin for you

  • Delivery, collection and all services designed to make your life easier

  • Additional safety features on all our vehicles

  • Management of your vehicles and compliance services

  • UK's only RAC approved minibus dealer

Get in touch

Talk to Castle Minibus today about your minibus needs whether hiring, leasing or compliance and safety services on 01869 253744 or email

We would be delighted to answer any questions you have and provide a no-obligation quote.

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