Reviews


Our most recent reviews


I started my lessons with Andy towards the end of July 19 and passed my practical test today 14/11/19. He is a brilliant instructor. Really put me at ease and helped me get test ready. I wouldn’t have passed today if it wasn’t for his guideance and great patience with me! Fantastic instructor and great driving school. Thank you again x
Sarah Thompson,Instructor Andy Blain
Brilliant driving instructor! My driving instructor Eric was brilliant in showing me everything I needed to know in order for me passing my test. I have been trying for years to gain enough experience to go for a test. Eric from 1st Driving School was the only driving instructor to show me everything properly and professionally. I can safely say I will keep his teachings with me for the rest of my life to be a good and safe driver!
Daniel Remzi ,Instructor Eric Machin
Passed first time very happy 😃 Very good instructors and very professional, even if your nervous they help you get over it and become a confident driver.
Wesley Godber,Instructor David Philbrick
Would highly recommend this driving school. I did my lessons in a automatic with a fantastic instructor mark revery(revs) made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and built my confidence up to pass my test 1st time, amazing.
Emma Brown,Instructor Mark Reveley
If it wasn't for Rafhat Shah I wouldn't of passed. He stuck by me and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to pass. Thank you Rafhat
Andrew Weightman,Instructor Rafhat Shah
Fantastic service offered by the school, Fast n really efficient communications and process to book n take lessons. I'd personally recommend my instructor: Adiel Khan. With his help, I passed my test in the first take. He's such a cool instructor, always patient in explaining all the questions and clarifies the details. He also got such a humour, makes every lessons interactive n relaxing. It's also a brilliant car he got for auto course: Brand new Mercerdez A class. He's always approachable n flexible, if you wanna adjust the lessons time. Always on time for the lesson. I feel like my 6 lessons with him just pass so quickly, and it was such a lovely memory with him on the courses.
Leo Wu,Instructor Adiel Khan
Dan is THE MAN! I started as a very nervous driver. Having done 20+ hours with 2 driving instructors in country small road driving. They just didn’t help my learning, then I was recommended Dan. And THANK GOD! I honestly think I’d still be learning now. I started with Dan in May in Nottingham having never entered a city road, major roundabout and very little A road driving. Considering I couldnt even look at a roundabout I passed 1st time end of Oct, confidently. Thankyou so much Dan for being straight talking and patient. HIGHLY RECOMMEND xxxxx
Leah Caffrey,Instructor Dan Evans
My instructor Adiel was wonderful, had some trouble with a couple of instructors over the last year and finally started my lessons with him, and I passed first time. He’s so chilled out and I got along with him so well. He is a very calm and patient instructor with a wonderful sense of humour! Thank you sooo very much for everything!
Sophie Keys,Instructor Adiel Khan
Passed my test today with the help of Andre. Great school and great teacher!! Always on time and talked me through my driving so well. Thank you so much Andre!!
Srijana Gurung,Instructor Andre Ogiste
Completely over the moon with passing my test! Thanks for all of your support, advise and knowledge Brian, this is a awesome driving school :)
Alisha King,Instructor Brian Johnston
Great driving school! Dean was a great instructor! He really put me at ease after I’d already failed a test back at home. He helped me so much with tricky roundabouts and gave me lots of useful advice! Thank you !
Emily Quain,Instructor Dean Pidgeon
It has been an amazing journey thank you Geoff. Hi my name is Luke Bettinson and I just want to say thank you ever so much to Geoff, i don’t know what I’d done without his help. 1st driving instructor Geoff Crowe
Luke Bettinson,Instructor Geoff Crowe
Fantastic Instructor! I cannot recommend this school enough, especially Roger! He was calm, patient and professional. Took his time with things that I struggled with and let me go at my own pace on every single lesson. Even from the 1st lesson he let me know how much confidence and faith he had in me, which gave me the confidence to pass! Thank you so much!
Graeme Doyle,Instructor Roger Fleming
Lynn was amazing! I had a few lessons with a previous instructor (not from 1st Driving!) and really didnt like the environment during lessons - I decided to make a change. The remainder of my lessons were with Lynn, and shes nothing short of a fantastic instructor. I passed my test today with 1 minor, and I owe a lot of that solely to Lynns teaching methods. Patient, constructive and mistakes are always considered learning curves that you DO learn from. If I wasnt impressed with an instructor, I wouldnt recommend them. I very highly recommend taking lessons with Lynn, I doubt youll find a more thoughtful instructor. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into me!
Connor Pierce,Instructor Lynn Littlewood
Dean was an amazing driving instructor, very patient, easy to talk to and very helpful. The driving lessons were based around what I felt needed to be worked on in order to improve the quality of my driving and increase my confidence in certain aspects. The lessons took place on various different roads and different test routes in order to get preparation in before the actual day which made me feel a lot more comfortable and confident when it came to the actual test. Everything was taught at a good speed. Would definitely recommend Dean and this driving school to anyone wanting to learn how to drive!
Chloe Austin,Instructor Dean Pidgeon
Mark was my driving instructor and he was excellent. He's very patient and helpful no matter what happened. He went through different sets of questions for my theory which helped me a lot. For the practical, he always ask me first what areas do I want to work on and he'll focus on that. We also practiced different routes to help me practice for my practical and I passed first time .
Catherine Alberto,Instructor Mark Reveley
Mr Rafhat Shah (rif) really helped to improve my driving and control of the clutch which was my main problem. He also helped me in planning ahead whenever I was driving. I was able to pass my test first time thanks to him.
Edmund Akoto,Instructor Rafhat Shah
A massive thank you to my instructor Kev who has been so supportive and helpful the past 5 months. I would definitely recommend Kev to anybody. Kev is absolutely lovely and most importantly puts you at ease which helps massively with nerves as a new driver. A 1st time pass for me after only 23 hours with Kev!
Mica Zacharski,Instructor Kevin White
I was terrified of driving when I started my lessons, Kev helped to calm my nerves and took each lesson one step at a time. We had a cracking laugh, Kev is a great teacher and very honest person. Thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Kevin Hopps and would definitely reccomend him!
Hazel Guest,Instructor Kevin Hopps
Amazing service. I had an amazing driving Instructor named Eric I would definitely recommend him to other people.
Bevan Jenkins,Instructor Eric Machin
This driving school helped me pass after many fails and feeling like I could never do it. Julie was my instructor and she was fab at teaching, she made me feel really at ease and got my confidence up so quickly. Also incredibly professional but super friendly. 10/10 would recommend!
Wictoria Sniezek,Instructor Julie Wild
Highly recommended 1st Driving school, especially 'DAVID' Just passed my first time driving test after almost 10 hrs driving lessons with the help of David. He is a really good driving instructor, professional and his car is absolutely realible and easy to drive and control.
Zied Gasmi,Instructor David Philbrick
Dean is an amazing instructor! After loosing confidence/hating driving because of my last Instrutor I decided to swap to Dean. Dean is absolutely amazing; he’s very patient, calm and reassuring whenever I made any mistakes. Dean is also very encouraging, supportive and made me feel at ease. He always made sure I was happy with how everything went and if there’s anything I worry about he would pick it up and practice with me. He helped me feel comfortable in my driving and because of him I passed first time. I will definitely be recommending him to all my friends! Thank you so much Dean & 1st Driving School.
Lu Li,Instructor Dean Pidgeon
I could write a lengthy review full of compliments & accreditation of the exemplary way 1st Driving School got me through my driving lessons, to test & passing at my first attempt. I could do the same in describing how Kevin Hopps, my instructor, was absolutely brilliant in quickly determining my competence as a driver & adapting my learning plan accordingly. Saving me money by not taking unnecessary lessons, at his own cost & enabling me to book, take & pass my test at the first attempt. However my review of both 1st Driving School & Kevin Hopps is simply. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT
Mark Jarrett,Instructor Kevin Hopps
Excellent Driving Instructor. Would definitely recommend 1st Driving School to anyone wanting manual or automatic lessons. My instructor Mark was extremely helpful and patient no matter what happened, lessons were focused on the areas which I wanted to work on all while practicing on many of the possible test routes which helped prepare me for my test.
Saul Phillips,Instructor Mark Reveley
I've just passed my test this week and it was on my first attempt, this is all down to my instructor Eric who was brilliant, he was always calm and reassuring if I'd made a mistake throughout my lessons, always punctual and never let me down I cant thank him enough and I wish him all the best in the future ( I hope he sees this and knows how much I appreciate every hr spent with him learning from him ) thank you Eric
Chris Mathison,Instructor Eric Machin