OK, so it’s not all new, there is a lot of original content that is valuable to schools and imperative that we continue to share. However, the new Castle Minibus website has become significantly easier for you to use.

The old website spoke a lot about Castle as Champions of Minibus Safety. Whilst we still focus on this ideal, we now also want to make it easier to identify the services you need.


Here you will find the information you need to understand the legislation by which your school transport is governed.

Safety Inspections, the Minibus Compliance Course and Castle’s Online Driver Assessment cover all the bases of Section 19 Permit and DVSA rules.

We talk about what is key to managing safe and legal minibuses and drivers, and what ‘best practice’ entails, focussing on safety and training.


Castle Minibus is dedicated to providing schools with the highest level of excellence where service and vehicles are concerned.

Within the leasing pages you will find out more about budget, insurance, inclusive offers and the latest deals on vehicles, for your longer-term needs.

Short Term Hire

When additional minibuses are required for between one day and one year, here you will find a choice of vehicles, how to book, inclusive offers and short-term insurance cover. There is useful information on how the agreement works and how simple it is to extend or reduce the time you hire from us.

Used Sales

As the UKs only RAC approved minibus sales dealer, we are proud to talk about our rolling stock of ex-school minibuses for sale.

A check list of all that your minibus comes with, additional services and a link to live vehicle availability provides you with all you need to know. We also talk you through our part exchange service.


Castle Minibus offers an array of training for school minibus drivers and transport managers. Within these pages we take you through your options and explain what each course provides you with at the end of the day(s).

Including D1 driver training and MiDAS, we ask you four questions to determine the right type of training for you.

  1. Are you a driver?
  2. Have you got a D1 already?
  3. Are you responsible for your vehicles?
  4. Do you want to assess risk?

Feedback and awards

The overarching theme of our service to you is safety. We strive to improve the industry standards in training, leasing services and sales of pre-loved vehicles. This is why you will find the logos of our motor industry partners, awards we’ve won, charities we support and customer feedback at the foot of all our new website pages, please feel free to ask us for more information on any of these associations or feedback, we would be happy to tell you more.

Contact our friendly team on 01869 253744 or enquiries@castleminibus.co.uk to talk more about your minibus needs.