For the past 60 years, Clarkes of London have helped teachers plan and organise a range of school trips. We believe school trips can provide the ultimate learning experience outside the classroom. From educational visits and summer adventures to European city breaks and ski trips, coach hire is the perfect transport for school trips.
Why Choose Us for School Coach Hire
With years’ of experience offering school coach hire, we understand the need for great value coaches without compromising on quality. Many operators have no hesitation in providing ageing vehicles for school visits. Our fleet of modern vehicles are equipped with the latest technology and comforts to make for an enjoyable journey. With us, you have peace of mind that you will receive a state of the art vehicle with the highest safety standards and a coach hire experience with excellent customer service.
Our vehicles range from 16-seats to 77-seats and vary in luxury, from standard and executive coaches to luxury VIP coaches. Seat belts, air conditioning and reclining seats come as standard on all our coaches. The most popular coach hire for school trips is our executive vehicles as they include a toilet and drinks facility. No matter the size of your group, from a class of 16 to an academy of 800, we have coach hire to suit your needs.
Keeping Your Students Safe
Safety is one of five company values, it resonates throughout every aspect of our business. Our “Driving out Harm” scheme, which is part of a nationwide program, provides safety training for drivers, engineers and for staff on our site.
For peace of mind, each vehicle undergoes a strict maintenance programme with regular safety inspections, including a ‘first use’ inspection every morning before departure. To give teachers and parents added reassurance, we have invested in the latest on-board technology to further the safety of our coaches.
With on-board vehicle tracking technology, CCTV cameras and Lytx DriveCam technology we proactively monitor the driving standards and locations of all our vehicles in real time. Alcolocks are also fitted on every vehicle, requiring drivers to have zero alcohol in their system in order to start the engine.
All our drivers’ records are meticulously maintained and monitored to the complete satisfaction of the authorities. They are also all DBS checked as part of our comprehensive driver recruitment process. Our drivers are the pride of our company, that’s why they are all well-trained, uniformed and are provided with high quality back-up at our bases around the UK.
Save on Coaches for School Trips
We understand that money doesn’t grow on trees and that travel budgets can be restricting. So we have generated some fantastic offers that enable you to save on your coach hire.
Discounted Ticket & Travel Packages
As the UK’s leading coach operator, we have partnered up with Merlin Entertainments to bring you some fantastic school packages. As a Merlin preferred partner, we have access to heavily discounted entrance fees that we pass onto you through our ticket and travel packages. You can enjoy savings of up to 35% off – and what’s more teachers go free!
Whether you are taking your class to Warwick Castle or the entire school to Thorpe Park, save money when booking your tickets and travel through us.
Do You Fit ‘In-Between’?
You can save over 50% on school trips if you fit ‘in-between’. If you’re a London-based school wanting to hire a coach within the M25 area, you could benefit from this offer. Our commuter coaches are based at Millwall in-between our daily outbound and return commuter journey and are ready to be utilised. If you can be picked up after 0915 and dropped back by 1515, get in touch to find out how much you could save!
Book More, Save More
Our fantastic Book More Save More promotion allows you to block book coaches or book multiple trips and make savings of up to 15% on your school coach hire. If you book 2-4 trips, we’ll give you 10% off. If you book 5-9 trips, we’ll give you 15% off. If you are looking to book more than 10 trips the saving will be determined on application.
How to Book Coach Hire for School Trips
Our team of in-house travel consultants are fully experienced in coach hire for schools. They will be with you every step of the way. From the moment you enquire with us to the time we drop you off, we always endeavour to go the extra mile.
Give our team a call on 020 8778 6679 or fill in a quick quote form using the button below.