Brand New Mini Buses for Barton Court Academy TrustPosted on: 23/01/2020
Brand New Mini Buses for Barton Court Academy Trust
Both Barton Court Grammar School in Canterbury and The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs took delivery of brand new mini buses last week.
Staff at The Charles Dickens School are particularly excited as the School has never had use of a mini bus and relied on transporting students via hired buses and public transport. This will make attendance at all sorts of venues much easier as a result.
The Barton Court Grammar School Voluntary Fund helped to pay for the Barton Court minibus and has, therefore, been paid for via parental contributions and much fund raising by staff and students.
The Peugeot Boxer Mini Bus Lites were ordered in the summer and can be adapted for wheelchair users. All staff driving these are trained and KCC approved.
Ms Cardus, Executive Headteacher of the Trust said “We are delighted that these have arrived as our old buses at BCGS were really on their last legs and, CDS have been years without any minibus at all. With the cost of transport constantly rising this can sometimes be a prohibitive factor for the School and parents when trying to organise extra-curricular opportunities that are affordable for all and the purchase of these two vehicles will make a big difference in that regard.
These will enable staff at both schools to take students to a variety of sports fixtures and academic trips and visits, confident that they will arrive safe and sound with no risk of breaking down.
We are grateful to all those parents, students and staff at BCGS who contributed to the BCGS Voluntary fund either by donation or by supporting fundraising events which has enabled us to upgrade our very dilapidated buses.”