Welcome to Castle Minibus, dedicated to providing the highest level of safety and compliance together with excellent service

Our Aims

We know how busy schools are and how confusing minibus management can be. It’s our mission to be the champions of minibus safety and the trusted advisor to UK schools where their vehicles are concerned.

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

Our Main Services

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Of our customers told us we were either good or excellent
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We work with over 1500 schools, academies and colleges across the UK
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Every school that completed our survey said they would happily recommend us
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Above the national average for passing D1 driver training on the first attempt
  • 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

‘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

D1 minibus driver training candidate with pass certificate‘Just to let you know, I passed my D1 driving test yesterday and am very relieved. Langdon Academy school logo

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’

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.

Karen’

From Linden:

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

Linden’

Karen Rowell and Linden Lockhart, Ashfrod School

What we offer

Castle Minibus don’t just offer minibuses, we offer risk free, peace of mind to schools that want to run safe and compliant fleets without having to organise the maintenance and safety inspections on their minibuses, who want their teachers to pass their D1’s first time and know they and their minibuses are the safest they can be.

Safety standards met

Safety is our absolute priority; in the vehicles we recommend, the training we give and the maintenance services we provide. Every element of our offering has your staff’s and children’s safety at its heart

Dedicated teams

Our dedicated teams will look after you whatever your enquiry; driver training, hiring or leasing. We are all experts in the legalities and small print so can talk you through all the details and will then take away the hassle by organising everything for you

Fully managed services

When you rent or hire a minibus from Castle Minibus, we know how important it is to complete the regular safety inspections, services and MOTs. That’s why we offer a fully managed service covering all these things. Should the worst happen we offer 24/7 road side assistance as standard

Livery and logos

We want you to be proud of your minibus and be able to use it from day of delivery. As part of our leasing and sales packages we can add your livery and logos, so the vehicle is advertising your school from day one

Saving you time and money

The delivery of our services from driver training to short-term hire is focused on reducing your teaching or administration time as well as saving you money with our additional benefits that come as standard

Extensive training options

Castle Minibus are champions of minibus safety and so we offer training options above and beyond the standard D1 and MiDAS options including the Minibus Compliance Course and Green Light Assessment for schools concerned about compliance

Compliance support

Safety and compliance is at the heart of all Castle Minibus do, and we offer several dedicated services to support schools including the Minibus Compliance Course, 10-week onsite safety inspections – available to all schools whether Castle customers or not, and CODA – Castle’s Online Driver Risk Assessment; all designed to support your minibus safety systems

Get in touch

Talk to Castle Minibus today about your minibus needs whether hiring, leasing or driver training on 01869 253744 or email enquiries@castleminibus.co.uk.

We would be delighted to answer any questions you have and provide a no obligation quote and visit to your setting, with a demonstration minibus if required, at a time most convenient to you.

  • Low deposit and minimal cash outlay

  • Fixed monthly cost (which helps with budgeting)
  • All servicing, maintenance and repairs included

  • MOTs and DVSA safety inspections 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
  • Reversing beepers included for additional safety
  • The removal of all financial risk and hassle
  • Castle Minibus manages your minibus for you, removing all administration
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