We have just returned from half term to find that our school minibus was vandalised over the holiday period. Unfortunately local anti-social activists have burnt out the bus by breaking windows and leaking petrol onto seats, then setting fire to it. The bus was a Y reg - 250,000 mile relic but saved the school alot of money in transport costs. Due to insurance issues it looks like we are not going to get alot of money back to replace it. So for the query - I am now wondering whether it is better to hire a bus on a lease, buy a second hand bus and stump up service costs, or if the is any funding/scheme that the school can enter into, so the bus can be replaced. Any advice would be much appreciated.