Southmead Primary School

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Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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Minibus Hire

In April 2023 we were lucky enough to be donated a minibus by St Brannock's Church, Braunton with St Anne's Chapel, Saunton for use by our school, other schools with our Trust and local community groups.  The minibus is available for hire for a small cost (which covers our running costs - insurance, tax, servicing and repairs etc).


The hire of the minibus will be charged at £1.50 exc. VAT per mile. (The fuel tank will be full when the hire starts. The minibus should be returned to us with a full tank*.)  If the minibus is not returned full, we will charge you for fuel at 0.4 litres per mile, at a cost of £1.49 per litre (average for Devon as per plus £20 admin charge.
The driver must be over 30 years of age and hold a full, clean driving licence (for over two years) with Category D1 (copy to be provided) - or have received driver training (and are able to provide a copy of their certificate) which qualifies them to drive a Minibus - Lite.

Due to Insurance restrictions, we are unable to hire our minibus to individuals for private purposes.  We can hire to non-profit making organisations.


In order to hire our minibus, the organisation must have a Section 19 permit.  There is more information here:  (


To apply for the Permit 19 you need to complete this form:   and submitted to process can take between 8 and 10 weeks.


Please find below our Minibus Policy and a copy of the form which needs to be completed upon collection of the minibus.


If you would like to hire our minibus, please contact our Admin Staff: or on 01271 812448.

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