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Minibus Leasing for School and Education

School Minibus Leasing

Looking to lease a School Minibus or operate a School Minibus on Contract Hire. Our friendly, expert team at Minibus World can help you find the right School Minibus for lease at the most affordable rate.

School Minibus leasing is a popular way to have the benefit of a School Minibus. Leasing a School Minibus is a cost-effective way to support the school's daily operation and excursions without the big commitment and costs of purchasing a School Minibus outright.

Whether you require 9 to 17 seats we have a range of options to ensure you have the right School Minibus on lease.




School Minibuses to Lease by Number of Seats

9 Seater Minibus Leasing
12 Seater Minibus Leasing

14 Seater Minibus Leasing
17 Seater Minibus Leasing

Leasing a School Minibus from Minibus World


You'll be in good company when leasing a School Minibus from Minibus World. Hundreds of schools are operating School Minibuses on lease from Minibus World.

As part of our School Minibus Leasing service, we offer:
  • Dedicated School Minibus Lease Account Manager
  • Customised Minibus fittings in keeping with your Schools branding
  • IVA tested Vehicles (Where applicable) with Individual approval certificate (IAC)
Visit Minibus Leasing for more information on leasing a Minibus from Minibus World.

Driving a Leased School Minibus

Driving a Leased School Minibus


Driving a School Minibus is not for everyone. Some School Minibuses are only able to be driven should you have D1 rights on your licence. Since January 1997 this was removed from the standard driving licence. However, this does not mean you can not drive a leased School Minibus if you passed your test on or after this date.

We have created School Mini buses for lease that you CanDrive on a standard car licence*.

Our range of CanDrive Minibuses have been designed specifically to be the ideal School Minibus. They are lightweight, flexible, safe, legal and can be driven on a car licence.

Built on site by our experienced coachbuilders we provide you with a quality minibus that you will be proud to drive and use for school trips. We offer a range of makes and models including Peugeot Boxers, Vauxhall Movano and Ford Transits which are very popular with our school customers.

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Who is leasing School Minibuses?


We are providing School Minibuses to a range of schools and education facilities. You will find Minibuses from Minibus World operating at:
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Further Education
  • Higher Education
Due to Gross Vehicle Weight some Mini Buses we offer for leasing are more suitable to certain levels of education than others.




Advice for School Minibus Leasing

Advice for School Minibus Leasing


Whether you chose to operate a School Minibus on Lease from Minibus World or other Minibus manufacturer here is some useful information:

What are my financing options for leasing a School Minibus?


Contact Hire - Suitable for all types of schools, charities and businesses.

Everything is organised for you and managed on your behalf - this makes Contract Hire an ideal, hassle-free way to run one or several minibuses. Typically, your agreement includes maintenance, road fund licence and MOT; you just add fuel and insurance.

With a low initial outlay, fixed payments and the option to hire over 3 to 5 years Contract Hire is a cost-effective option and our most popular choice.

Operating Lease - Suitable for all types of schools, charities and businesses.

Offers the advantages of a low initial outlay and fixed monthly payments. An Operating Lease does not include maintenance and you would manage and pay for annual servicing, repair costs, road fund licence and MOT.

Finance Lease - Suitable for independent schools, charities and businesses but not state schools or academies.

Offers low initial outlay and fixed monthly payments that cover the cost of the minibus. You have the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the agreement or return the minibus to the lessor. A Finance Lease does not include maintenance and you would manage and pay for annual servicing, unforeseen repair costs, road fund licence and MOT.

What are the School Minibus Drivers Responsibilities?


Your responsibilities as the volunteer driver for a School Minibus, extend beyond ensuring your pupils and yourself reach and return from your destination safely.

Much like with your own car, you are personally responsible for the road worthiness of the Schools Minibus whilst it is in your care. Should you be stopped while in charge of the vehicle any fines, penalties or prosecutions would apply to you and your personal driving licence. As individual in charge of the vehicle you would also be held responsible for any road traffic offenses.

It's worth checking with your School Business Manager or Bursar that the insurance policy for the Schools Minibus covers:

  • Passengers and the Gross Vehicle Weight
  • All or any named driver of the Schools Minibus
  • All the uses and classes of use the School Minibus will be required to operate
In order to avoid being personally financially liable for any damage which may be caused to the Minibus, other individuals or vehicles should an incident occur. It's responsible to insure the School Minibus on a Comprehensive Insurance Policy.

School Minibus - SENCO - Education Setting


Travelling with individuals with special educational needs can present challenges prior to and during the Journey. Additional considerations should be made to ensure the School Minibus is best suited for the safe, secure and comfortable transport of all passengers including any of those with disabilities.

According to HSE, there is no staff ratio prescribed in law for pupil staff ratios while pupils are being transported. The ratio should be determined by the schools' individual risk assessment for a trip and make provision based on the activity of the trip, age and maturity of the pupils. It's important to consider that the School Minibus driver should not be distracted from their responsibilities and it may be wise to not count them within your supervisory adults.

Find your School Minibus


We work with a variety of motor vehicle manufacturers allowing us to offer a choice of vehicles and layouts for the School Minibuses we offer on Lease.


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