About Castle Minibus

Castle Minibus have been providing vehicles to the education sector for nearly 25 years. We are unique in our attitude to safety and compliance, choosing to only supply the safest vehicles, using the highest qualified instructors and providing compliance services and accredited courses. Everything we do is designed to protect schools’ budgets, times, staff and pupils.

As the market leader, we will continue to develop and invest in new and innovative products and services to deliver the best we can for our customers throughout the UK

Chris Maynard, M.D.

Why Castle?

Castle Minibus remains staggered at the amount of schools sold vehicles that they later discover are not fit for purpose because of weight or licensing issues.

Schools have very high profiles in their communities. Teachers, governors, parents and children should feel immensely proud and safe when out and about in their minibuses and confident in the knowledge they’re as safe as they can be.

Castle provides the very best vehicles, service, short-term hire, driver training, advice and training to our clients, we don’t just hand over the keys and hope for the best.

Safety First

Castle are partnered with the likes of the RAC and ISBA for different projects to raise the standards of school’s compliance, vehicle safety and standard of drivers.

Our Aims and values

  • A trusted advisor

    We’ll help you understand and implement all you need to be safe and compliant

  • Be an ethical company

    Your staff and children’s safety are our absolute priority

  • A pleasure to deal with

    All our staff are honest, reliable and friendly and will do all they can to help you

  • Go the extra mile to ensure value for money

    Developing tools and applications to improve our customers safety and compliance

  • 1st class corporate social responsibility

    A company you can be proud to be associated with

  • Provide the best customer care of any minibus provider

    Supporting your management of vehicles and staff

  • Highest customer retention rates in the industry

    The best service you’ll ever experience, so you’ll never let us go

  • To be a business that retains and develops the best people

    Knowledgeable and dedicated customer service teams and ADI trained instructors for phenomenal D1 pass rates

  • Partnering with the best to deliver excellence

    Castle are the only minibus dealer to be approved by the RAC and work with the ISBA to deliver the minibus compliance course.

Service Excellence

We understand what pressures teachers, school business managers, school governors and bursars are under, and what is involved in operating a minibus for a school. All our services are tailored to make your life easier.

  • The latest purpose-built modern, eco-efficient minibuses with additional safety specifications that help keep your children safe, e.g. reversing cameras

  • Low deposit and minimal cash outlay

  • Safety inspections completed onsite by our engineers to keep your compliant but save you from having to visit the garage

  • Flexible short-term hire solutions as we understand plans change last minute and we won’t penalise you for changes

  • We can have your vehicle branded for you before delivery

  • Fully managed minibus leasing including maintenance and safety inspections. Saving you over £2000 over a 5-year lease and keeping you compliant and hassle free

  • A guarantee that our mechanics, who come to your school, won’t over-charge or deceive you about repairs or checks

  • Driver Training that is dedicated to making sure D1 applicants are ready for both their theory and practical tests with a pass rate 50% above the national average

  • Providing the latest new Euro 6 Ford Transit minibuses for your staff to train in, picking them up from your school or even their home

  • Providing additional courses recognised by RoSPA and the ISBA for the compliance side of minibus management

  • Comprehensive insurance for our short-term hire and leasing clients including all licensed drivers over 25

  • A dedicated short-term hire team to provide quality cars, vans and minibuses from 1 day to 1 year at competitive rates just for schools

  • MiDAS training delivered by ADI instructors guaranteed to include a practical assessment

Talk to Castle Minibus today

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.

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