Bede's

Transport Service

Bede's operates one of the largest school minibus fleets in the UK, our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards and operated to full transport legislation.

All our professional drivers are fully trained, must have DBS clearance and completed safeguarding training. The drivers are easily identified by their Bede’s uniforms and badges, they are polite, courteous and work hard to ensure each journey operates within a stress-free environment. Our transport managers and the support team have extensive knowledge of passenger transport and are fully aware of current transport legislation. To make sure we operate a safe and roadworthy fleet of vehicles we have our own fully equipped vehicle repair workshop supported by two fully qualified motor vehicle engineers.

For our pupil’s safety, we constantly review our routes and carry out an extensive risk assessment at each bus collection and drop off point.

Our fleet of around 35 vehicles operate to strict passenger timetables, travelling to and from most local towns and villages around the schools. They arrive at the schools before lessons start and depart the school after lessons finish. There is also a late bus service for pupils who take part in extra lessons or activities. During the day and at weekends, our vehicles are never idle, transporting our pupils to around 100 matches, activities and trips in an average week.

Our Transport Manager, Kevin Read can be contacted at senior.transport@bedes.org.

Senior School Bus Routes