Schools and Colleges Coach Hire

26 Years Transporting Students around UK & Europe

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The information on this page will help you with your risk assessment report and let you know how we can save you money.

Coaches Excetera - Schools and Colleges Coach Hire


School Coach & Minibus Hire

School and student transportation plays an important part in our business. We have been working alongside schools and higher education organisations for a number of years providing quality, safe and reliable coach hire services. Our school coach hire staff undergo an enhanced CRB check to ensure they are able to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Coach and minibus hire for school trips have proved a popular and economical solution for many years. From daily home to school services to educational trips throughout UK and Europe, we can provide your school with modern vehicles from 16 to 70 seaters.


School Trips with Excetera

Organising a school day trip, field trip or educational trip is often a very demanding task for teachers, but thanks to our committed staff we will take the stress and headaches out from the early stage of your booking to the end of your school coach hire.

We consider punctuality as an operational key factor for any transport business. This factor is even more important to keep a successful relationship between schools and our company. An educational visit often includes time scheduled sets of activities or workshops, for this reason our drivers and operation team understand how important it is to keep to times when running a school coach hire.

A field trip is a great opportunity for pupils to broaden their knowledge in a different way that they would do in a classroom. As we consider coach hire for school trips a way to support the education of our young people, we do our best to offer more cost effective and competitive school travel that we feel sure will meet your budget.

Thanks to the extended net of partnerships, we are able to provide many additional services taking advantage of our preferential rates. Among these services the most popular are: Ferry and Eurotunnel tickets for crossing the channel and professional Blue Badge tour guides to share educational and informative commentary to the students.


School coach and minibus hire contracts

Coaches Excetera has managed regular school hire for a number of schools on a contractual basis. Whether it be “home to school transport”, swimming, football or any other weekly after school activity undertaken off site, we are fully prepared to provide morning and afternoon transport.

For total peace of mind, all our drivers have been CRB checked and are in possession of a PCV driving license. All of our coaches are featured with seat belts and are subjected to regular safety and maintenance checks. If you require any further information or help with your school risk assessment do not hesitate to contact us.

Use us on a daily basis coach or minibus hire and provide the best and reliable home to school transport solution for your pupils.  


Summarised reasons to choose Coaches Excetera for your Coach School Trip

  • Large range of vehicles in all sizes

Extensive range of coaches, minibuses and Double Deckers offering up to 70 seats and save you money when having a school trip.

  • Health and safety comes first

All of our vehicles are submitted to regular maintenance and safety checks. They all feature seat belts, ABS braking, braking retarders and speed limiters to 62mph. For an extra peace of mind, our vehicles incorporate a live tracking system.

  • Friendly and experienced drivers

To be part of the Excetera driving staff it is mandatory to have been character referenced, and received enhanced CRB check. Our friendly drivers have years of experience when it comes to coach hire for schools and they’ll make sure the children enjoy their coach trip.

  • Value for money

We will try to offer you the most cost effective and competitive school travel rate. Let us know about your budget when enquiring for a quote and we will work to meet it. Thanks to our extended net of partners your school will be able to take advantage of our special rates on many complementary services (Blue Badge Guides, Ferry and Eurotunnel tickets, attractions and events tickets…)


Would you like to learn more about the school coach hire services we offer? Please do not hesitate contact us today on .

If you are already planning a school trip and you wish to receive a quote from us, fill up our coach hire quotation form with your requirements or alternatively, give us a call on 0208 665 5561 to speak to a member of our reservation team directly.


Risk assessment information

As a responsible and reputable coach company we have:

  • £10 Million Public Liability Insurance (see below)
  • Fully Comprehensive Vehicle Insurance
  • Full International Operators Licence
  • All drivers with full PCV driving licences
  • Enhanced CRB checks for all drivers
  • Drivers and booking staff that fully understand and abide by the EU Driving Hours regulations
  • A system of checking each vehicle for defects, every day
  • Our own fully staffed workshop that carry out regular safety checks and maintenance to our vehicles
  • All coaches are fitted with seat belts and speed limited to 62mph
  • Tracking systems that allow us to know exactly where our vehicles are at any time
  • All our double-deckers are fitted with CCTV
  • All vehicles carry First Aid Kits, Fire Extinguishers and have Emergency Exits Clearly Marked
  • Drivers that are trained in: First Aid, Emergency Evacuation, Passenger Comfort and Customer Care
  • Membership to CPT & FBS
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How we can save you money

  • Hire our high capacity vehicles instead of hiring 2 coaches
  • Cheap airport transfers
  • Competitive London Prices
  • Cheap Amusement Park Tickets for Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Disneyland Paris and any Merlin Leisure attraction.

We understand that schools are feeling the pressure of the spending cuts and we are doing our best to provide schools with value for money coach and bus hire.

At Coaches Excetera we offer Safer, Cheaper and Greener journeys.

What we do for schools:

  • Help schools plan journey
  • Help with risk assessments
  • Solve problems
  • Swimming Pool Transfers
  • Inter school transport
  • Sports Teams
  • Twinning Visits
  • Museum Visits
  • London Trips
  • Theatre Trips
  • Home to School Runs
  • Whole Year Movements
  • Whole School Transport
  • Ski Trips
  • Battlefield Tours
  • European Cities & European Tours
  • Book Ferries (P&O Ferries, etc..)
  • Book Shuttles
  • Airport Transfers
  • Themed Park Trips
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Disneyland Paris
  • 10 Country Tours
  • Factory Visits
  • Sightseeing
  • Drama Outings
  • and more................

Where we go to:

  • UK Theme Parks
    • Alton Towers
    • Alton Towers Waterpark
    • Chessington World Of Adventures
    • Thorpe Park
    • Lego Land
    • Drayton Manor
    • Adventure Island
    • Camelot Theme Park
    • Crealy Cornwall
    • Crealy Devon
    • Fantasy Island
    • Flamingo Land
    • Gullivers Matlock in Bath, Milton Keynes and Warrington
    • Lightwater Valley
    • Loudoun Castle
    • M&D'S
    • Oakwood Theme Park
    • Paultons Park
    • Pleasure Beach in Blackpool
    • Pleasure Island
    • Plasurewood Hills
    • Wickstead Park
    • Alice in Wonderland Theme Park
    • American Adventure
    • Dinosaur Park
  • European Theme Parks
    • Europark, France
    • Disneyland Paris
    • Astrix Park, France
    • Futuroscope, France
    • Vulcania , France
    • Gulliver-Welt, Germany
    • Eifelpark, Germany
    • Efteling, The Netherlands
    • Connyland, Switzerland

Countries we have been to:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine

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Our services are subject to our terms & conditions of hire.