We believe that Aylmerton Field Study Centre is the only residential educational centre in the UK that operates its own coach company.

Several years ago, we realised that the only way we had of guaranteeing the safety of both the vehicles and the drivers that we used was to bring them in-house.

In addition, we wanted the flexibility to be able to maximise safety for our groups by getting them to or from locations at short notice, if necessary. (If there is sudden thunderstorm when we are rock pooling, for example, we do not want to be relying on a third party for “rescue”.)

As a result, we are now also a registered coach company – Marett’s Chariots (Operator number PF10 78571) – with a full-time transport manager overseeing all aspects of this side of our business.

We are able to employ child friendly drivers (with full DBS clearance) who love the work they do and who are an integral part of the experience we offer. Our drivers all have the necessary PSV licences and all our vehicles are obviously inspected by the Ministry of Transport on a regular basis.

Again, we exceed the safety requirements here by having our vehicles checked more frequently than is legally required. It also goes without saying, that all vehicles have all the safety features, such as seat belts, that are  required.