Much of the world comes in unbreakable units. You can’t really have half a person (unless you work in a mortuary and really need to do the odd bit of dissecting). You can’t have half a football either – or at least not meaningfully.
And you might imagine that the same applies to half a minibus? But strangely enough, the notion of half a minibus is not only practical, but it is one that hundreds of schools now utilise.
Not surprisingly large numbers of schools have a situation in which their minibus is booked to overflowing, meaning that some sports events, such as away fixtures and the like, become hugely difficult operations to arrange.
You know you can’t possibly justify another minibus, because you only have this problem a few times a week, but you also know that if you could have a minibus for these additional occasions life would be so much easier.
However, there is a solution.
Growing numbers of secondary schools are leasing an extra minibus (meaning that there is no initial large payment required – just a monthly lease fee) and then sharing it part time with one or two other schools. There are many ways in which this can be done, but sharing with a local feeder primary school is one of the most popular.
In this way the cost of running the minibus is shared, and each school knows exactly when it has the extra bus and arranges events around it.
Better still, there is no issue about the cost of repairs, servicing and the like, since leased minibuses come with all the arrangements and all the costs of servicing and repairs built into the lease.
If you have not leased a minibus before, or not thought of sharing one before, probably the best way forward is to give me a call and I can talk you through how it works – not least because a fair number of schools are now involved in shared minibus leasing projects, so we have a lot of experience in helping to set up such a project.
But if you want to take a look at who we are and what we do before you call, you’ll find more information about leasing at www.minibusleasing.co.uk.
Tel: 01753 859944