School Minibus Insurance

For educational institutions, whether primary, secondary, specialist college or higher education, minibuses enable schools to transport pupils across the country. Discover how Keith Michaels helps schools with their minibus insurance.
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92% of our customers get a cheaper quote over the phone

92% of our customers get a cheaper quote over the phone


Insure your School Minibus with Keith Michaels

Whether you own a minibus or are looking to purchase one, schools, colleges and nurseries need adequate insurance to cover them. As you’ll be transporting children and young people around, it’s important that you have the correct insurance for your needs.

With over 30 years’ experience in sourcing specialist insurance, Keith Michaels works with insurance brokers to find a policy that works for you. Get a quote today.

What Do School Minibus Insurance Policies Cover?

Our expert brokers can arrange insurance that covers multiple drivers and can include multiple minibuses, depending on the school’s circumstance. Any minibuses on policies covered by us will need to have the school’s logo on the rear, and have seatbelts for each seat, as per law.

We cover drivers over the age of 25 for educational purposes, due to safety reasons. Keith Michaels can also provide cover wheelchair adapted minibuses to allow for all schools and educational groups to travel together.

Our insurance doesn’t cover fare paying passengers, so if you offer a paid bus service, then we will not be able to cover this. However, if you offer a bus service as part of school fees, it’s best to speak to us to see how we can help.

or call us on 0208 329 1150

The Keith Michaels Difference

  • 30 years’ experience
  • Every customer is treated as an individual, not a policy number
  • We are a UK-based office, not a call centre
  • We are completely independent from any insurance company
  • All policies are looked at on their own merits to find you the best policy available

Why Choose Keith Michaels for School Minibus Insurance?

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Direct Contacts

Fraser McKay
020 8329 1154

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Scheme Details

  • For Non-Fare Paying Passenger Use Only
  • Minimum nine seats and maximum of 17 seats
  • Cover for wheelchair adapted vehicles
  • Section 19/22 Permit or D1 Entitlement required, depending on use
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Discounts For

  • Limited, or Seasonal, Mileage
  • Fleet or Multiple Driver Discount
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  • Additional cars can be added to a minibus policy for certain situations, i.e., care sector
  • Priority Claims Management
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Get in Touch for your School Minibus Insurance Quote Today

or call us on 0208 329 1150

School Minibus Insurance FAQs

What licence/permit do I need for school minibuses?

Drivers of school minibuses for educational institutions will need either a D1 licence entitlement, or a PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) licence if the D1 isn’t obtained yet. For any member of staff who drives the minibus and doesn’t yet have a D1 licence, the school must pay for the training for this.

Is it expensive to insure a school minibus?

As minibuses have a greater risk associated with them as they carry young children and teachers, they will be more expensive than cars. However, it’s important to get the right cover for your school as any liability in an accident can be very damaging.

Can teachers drive school minibuses?

Yes, teachers can volunteer to drive minibuses. However, a school cannot make it a requirement that a teacher drives a minibus, or docks benefits because they don’t drive one.

Will I need different insurance depending on how my school uses minibuses?

If you have one minibus that acts as a pupil pick up service, and one that acts as a pupil transport for school trips and goes further distances, then you will need to alert us when you get a quote to ensure we get the best cover for you.

As a variety of uses may mean different needs, speak to a specialist insurer to get the best cover for your needs.