Minibus Insurance

We know it can be hard to find the right insurance cover for minibuses, so we are here to help whilst saving you money

Minibus insurance through Castle Minibus’ selected insurance partner

We know it can be hard to find the right insurance cover for minibuses at the right price, especially if you have multiple drivers that are changing all the time or you might want insurance for a short time period, like a single month’s hire. Which is why James Brown and Sons (Somerset) Ltd have worked with Castle to produce minibus insurance products underwritten by First Underwriting.

Please note: Castle Minibus is not an insurance broker and acts solely as an introduction service for James Brown and Sons (Somerset) Ltd.

Castle Minibus can now introduce you to James Brown and Sons who can offer insurance for:

  • Leased vehicles from two to five years

  • One year vehicle hire contracts

  • Used sales vehicles

Because our Minibus Compliance Course is designed to keep schools, their vehicles and drivers safer by understanding what is required to effectively manage a minibus and it’s drivers, our selected insurance partners are offering a further 10% concession on your premium if you book and attend the MCC within 60 days to accepting the policy. Click here for more information on our Online Minibus Compliance Course

The product

Annual motor insurance product providing fully comprehensive cover to schools, colleges and other educational establishments who have sourced a vehicle from Castle Leasing, secured with specially arranged discounts* for Castle customers. Arranged through James Brown and Sons (Somerset) Ltd and underwritten by First Underwriting, with ‘A’ rated insurers.

Permitted drivers

Policies are issued based on ‘any licensed driver over the age of 25’, or even, ‘any licensed driver over the age of 21’! Typically, the insurance industry offers policies based on named drivers with an additional premium for wider cover. This is included as standard.

Driver training concessions

Your annual premium will be further reduced by 10% when you book and attend Castle’s Minibus Compliance Course within 60 days of policy inception.

Public liability extension

An optional extension to the motor policy can provide public liability cover arising from the use of the vehicle. Areas of risk include potential claims in respect of passengers getting into or out of the vehicle, especially where the vehicle is not on a public road at the time of an incident. This cover is available for £50 plus IPT.

Three-year insurance premium guarantee – for two to five-year leasing customers

Provided the customer remains claim free there is a guarantee not to increase the premium paid by Castle customers for a period of three years from the start of the lease. This guarantee is only available to customers who have undertaken the Castle Minibus Compliance Course. James Brown and Sons (Somerset) Ltd will issue three consecutive annual policies but at identical premiums for each period. Please note this premium guarantee does not extend to include changes to the rate of Insurance Premium Tax.

Extensions/changes to vehicle hire periods – for short-term hire customers only

In the event that the customer elects to extend the hire period beyond 12 months, they will be allowed to renew the policy and then cancel cover on expiry of the hire period. Premiums for the extension period will be charged pro-rata with no short period penalties.

For more information call us 01869 253744 today or email

*Castle Minibus is not an insurance broker and acts solely as an introduction service for James Brown and Sons Ltd.

Benefits of using Castle Minibus and our selected insurance partner, James Brown and Sons

  • Reduction in  insurance premiums for Castle customers

  • Reduced premiums for Minibus Compliance Course attendance

  • Reduction of repair costs through safer driving

  • Minibus compliance advice and services

  • Access to online and practical driver risk assessments

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