School minibus policies

Get ideas for your own school minibus policy with these examples from primary, secondary and special schools.

Last reviewed on 17 May 2023
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  1. Primary schools
  2. Secondary schools
  3. Special school

Primary schools

Community school in Norfolk

Sheringham Community Primary School's minibus policy contains guidance on:

  • The responsibilities of different members of staff
  • Risk assessment requirements
  • The checks needed before use
  • Licensing requirements
  • MOT, servicing and maintenance requirements
  • Safe usage

The policy also contains appendices which include:

  • A sample risk assessment
  • A pre-journey checklist

Academy in Coventry

The minibus policy from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School covers matters such as:

  • School and driver responsibilities
  • Safety
  • Breakdown procedure
  • Hiring out the minibus to third parties

It also includes a checklist to be completed before each journey.

Secondary schools

Academy in Central Bedfordshire

The minibus policy from Samuel Whitbread Academy explains:

  • Who will be given authorisation to drive the minibus
  • The procedure to be followed in case of an accident or breakdown
  • Requirements for maintenance

It also contains a protocol for drivers to follow, which includes pre-drive safety checks and requirements for fuelling the bus.

Academy in Wirral

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