Copthorne

School Coach Hire Copthorne

Allenby Coach Hire is an established Copthorne coach hire company.

Allenby Coach Hire is a well-established family-run mini-coach company offering coach hire in Surrey, Kent and London since 1984. We are ideally situated to provide high-quality school coach hire and minibus hire for Croydon, South London, Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas, including Copthorne.

We can provide schools and group bookings. Our vehicles enable us to cater for groups or school parties where larger coaches would create an unnecessary financial burden.

This is especially beneficial for school sports teams and groups whose membership does not warrant a larger coach.

For a quick and easy quote, please complete the form on the right-hand side of the page.

We have always prided ourselves on acquiring the best vehicles available for the company fleet. When making a booking with us, you can be certain to receive a vehicle which has the following:

  • Air Conditioning- Keep cool on your journey to arrive in comfort.
  • Three Point Seat Belt – For your safety and security.
  • Luggage Capacity – Generous luggage capacity for your belongings.

Our drivers are fully qualified and hold either D or D1 PSV driving licences. They also hold enhanced DBS clearance and are fully trained to provide excellent health and safety care and advice to you when travelling with us.

What’s more, our prices are extremely competitive – you might be surprised at how little coach hire costs.

As a coach company specialising in smaller vehicles for over 20 years we offer the following service to our school clients:

  1. 16, 19, 29 & 35 seater mini-coaches purchased on a three-year replacement policy
  2. All vehicles are fitted with 3-point seat belts, air-conditioning and suitable luggage facilities
  3. All drivers hold an enhanced DBS
  4. We provide a price structure based on mileage bands for the whole school year (you know what you are going to be charged in September for trips the following June)
  5. Invoices are generated after the trip has taken place on a monthly or weekly basis depending on the school’s payment terms. They contain the schools booking reference and are departmentalised to help with administration.

We offer a preferred order form for schools, please click the link below to download a PDF of this form.

School Coach Hire Booking Form

Recommendations

We would recommend the following to a School:

  1. To have one member of staff responsible for all school coach booking and not leave it up to individual departments. That person would soon get to know the good from the bad.
  2. Require that all departments request coaches by the number of passengers and not coach size. This allows for the use of smaller (cheaper coaches).
  3. Always E-mail any orders or alterations, never rely on telephone calls.
  4. Book coaches as early as possible, especially in the summer term. We would rather our schools’ book and then cancel, than us not be able to provide a coach. This is especially the case for PE departments with annual repeat fixtures.  We recommend booking summer fixtures before the Easter Holidays.

We have recently noticed an increase in the number of schools requiring 16 seater coaches when previously they would have used their own mini-buses. We find the main reason being the lack of teachers with the necessary driving licence entitlement either due to length of time they have held their licence or the tendency for manufacturers to produce mini-buses over the 3.5-tonne limit (information regarding who is allowed to drive school mini-buses can be found here)

Local to Copthorne

Copthorne is a village in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, England. It lies close to Gatwick Airport, 25.5 miles south of London, 21.5 miles north of Brighton, and 36 miles northeast of the county town of Chichester. Nearby towns include Crawley to the southwest and East Grinstead to the east. We’re based in Warlingham, near Copthorne, and our service covers surrounding areas including:

  • Sidcup
  • Dartford
  • Kings Hill
  • Leatherhead
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lingfield
  • Tonbridge
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Epsom

We also cover the whole of South London and surrounding areas.

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