Red Kite Makes Buying a School Minibus as Easy as ABC
No matter what your budget, we have a school minibus for you
Whether you need a 9 or 17 seat minibus, a minibus with accessibility options or one that can be driven on a B licence, our friendly customer service team is always here to help you choose the right minibus for your school. But no matter how much homework you do, nothing beats a test drive. That’s why our minibus experts are willing to go the extra mile for you – literally. We will deliver any minibus to your school so that we can demonstrate its features with a free, no obligation demonstration.
Furthermore if you want to consolidate costs, we have finance options to suit your budget. Our all-in-one leasing service makes it easy to fit school minibuses into even the tightest budget, with a wide range of new and used minibuses available at fixed monthly costs on three to five year terms. You’ll also get your very own dedicated fleet manager at no extra cost, who can arrange for MOTs, repairs, servicing, cleaning and more.
The only extra cost you have to cover is insurance and fuel.
School Minibuses that Pass the Grade
You might think your class is well-behaved, but after years of cleaning, servicing and repairing minibuses for schools, we know that children are the ultimate test for any minibus. At Red Kite, we’re well aware of the harsh reality of transporting pupils from A to B, and design our school minibuses to withstand a level of punishment which pupils are uniquely capable of.
We can also tailor the design of your school minibus around your pupils, ensuring that every student from nursery to A-level is seated safely and comfortably.
Safe, Tested and Accessible Minibuses for Schools
Safety comes first for all our minibuses, and our school minibuses are no exception. Our thorough testing ticks every box of the VCA’s safety regulations, plus a few extra. Our hands-on testing ensures that seats, emergency exits and energy absorbing zones are designed to withstand extreme forces without putting your pupils in harms way. It’s a level of care a simple visual inspection can’t possible achieve.
We also have a range of accessibility options for our school minibuses so that no student is left out of a school trip, from additional hand holds to wheelchair ramps and lifts.
Section 19 Inspections and Vehicle Maintenance
Section 19 Permit Holders are responsible for ensuring the safe operation of your vehicles, within the legal requirements and under a valid permit. For your safety and the safety of your passengers, regular minibus safety inspections must be carried out, it’s the law. If you are unable to provide evidence of a schedule of safety inspections and walk-around checks, your Section 19 Permit is at risk of being confiscated by the issuing body or Traffic Commissioner.
At Red Kite we can offer a range of minibus services to assist including;
- Section 19 on-site Inspection Service, no need for delivery or collection
- Inspection by Qualified Engineers
- Pre-MOTs, MOTs
- Servicing and Maintenance
- LOLER Wheelchair Lift Testing
- Covid-19 Safe Options
To find out more about a Section 19 Permit and your responsibilities click here
To arrange your free, no-obligation demonstration call us on 01202 827678 or fill in the form below.