Our most recent reviews

Truly first class driving! I want to say a big big thanks to Kev. I’ve been trying to drive for about a year or so and have gone through my fair share of instructors and I can say he has been the best hands down. I was able to pass my test with only one minor with the help of Kev. He’s calm, relaxed and genuinely a nice person. If you’re like me and make silly driving errors be rest assured that you won’t be judged for your actions simply just taught on how to avoid the mistake occurring again and for that reason I never once felt uncomfortable while in the driving seat. If you’re looking to pass your test stress free Kev’s your man.
Wunmi Ajose,Instructor Kevin Hopps
Great company.. Great instructor.. 1st Driving put me in contact with Dan one of their instructors and I began my journey to passing my driving test. Dan was always reliable, a great teacher and gave me all the confidence and skills to pass my practical driving test. I was always kept up to date with the driving app which gave you an updated report on driving skills. Thank you for everything, would 100% recommend to anybody wanting to learn to drive.
Michael Allen,Instructor Dan Evans
Andre- best driving instructor around! Reliable, on time and very professional, first driving school made it an absolute breeze and the lessons informative Andre was my instructor and can’t recommend him enough, he was friendly, punctual and importantly made things so simple to understand! I’ll always remember to “keep it stupidly simple!” Thank you again!
Jack Adams,Instructor Andre Ogiste
I can’t recommend 1st driving school & my instructor Andy enough. Everything has been running smoothly all throughout, no issues with booking lessons and whatnot. Andy has always been on time when picking me up for my lessons. When I first started my lessons I was quite anxious on the road, he always put me at ease and made me feel confident with my driving and believed in me throughout. He’s always been very friendly and patient, also really informative and supportive. Thanks to him, I passed my driving test this morning!! Woo!!
Lucy Neale,Instructor Andy Blain
100% recommend Ashley Trueman I started learning to drive in June with Ashley Trueman. This was my first time so I was pretty nervous but he reassured me and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He always gave me the best tips and always gave me the best support possible throughout my driving lessons. 100% would recommend Ashley to anyone learning to drive, he for sure is the best and i’m so grateful for everything that he has done for me and taught me over the past few months. Couldnt have picked a better instructor. I would recommend 1st Driving School.
Rebecca Thorpe,Instructor Ashley Trueman
I would highly recommend Dafydd for learning to drive. He has been amazing from the first lesson and I passed my test with only one minor fault.
Liam Bair,Instructor Dafydd Rees
I've had a few lessons with Rif so far and I can't praise him enough. He's been so calm and patient with me, has never shouted if I did something wrong and has always encouraged me to do my best. He always challenges me and tries to push me out of my comfort zone so that I can progress and become more comfortable. Upon starting, I was extremely nervous about driving he helped to calm my nerves, thoroughly explaining everything and always helping should I desperately need it. I've progressed far within these weeks, more than I initially expected and I can't recommend 1st Driving School or Rif enough.
Courtney Sherriff,Instructor Rafhat Shah
Kevin is Amazing! I had my lessons with Kevin, the best instructor. I've even recommend him to some friends who are now having a similar positive experience with him. Understanding I'm dyslexic, Kevin exercised patience, taking time to understand my learning styles and came back with an approach which helped me pick up driving and balance distractions in no time. He even checked up on me to make sure I was mentally prepared for the test. I Feel so lucky to have had him as an instructor. Even after passing I know who to call on for some extra hints and tips.
Samuel Grantson,Instructor Kevin Hopps
Excellent Driving school and instructors!! I am really pleased by how my instructor has taught me. Anything I wanted to know, she was happy to help me and answer any of my questions. I took my time to be ready and she has assured I would be totally confident before I attempt my practical test. I am happy to say that thanks to my instructor I have been able to pass at first attempt! I would recommend 1st Driving School to all the inexperienced learners who have never driven in their lives as, I have been taught from the start and, that is the reason I got on well with my driving. Thanks to 1st Driving!! Thanks for making me a good driver!
Lakshani Fernando,Instructor Rita Allford
Libby is the best instructor!!!! Passed my test yesterday with 4 minors. After having two previous driving instructors and not getting far with them. Then finding Libby John was amazing!! Honestly couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone I knew I’d be comfortable around her!!! Couldn’t recommend her enough!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Tijana Stirland,Instructor Libby John
Best teacher ever! Excellent good teacher, I understood everything he told me.
Iosia Isac,Instructor Rafhat Shah
Highly recommend! I had Geoff Crowe as my instructor and felt as if he was very patient with me, always put my mind at ease when I was full of nerves. Because of his encouragement I managed to past my test this morning, many thanks to him!
Aimee Baxter ,Instructor Geoff Crowe
I’m so glad I started taking lessons with this company, my instructor was Rif, I started off so nervous and scared due to bad experiences from previous instructors but Rif understood my situation and always helped me stay calm, he gave me so much confidence and I’m so greatful that he was my instructor!
Rukia Ahmed,Instructor Rafhat Shah
Amazing experience passed 1st time Passed 1st time. Couldn’t be any more happier with everything. The whole experience from start to finish. Kev truly has patience of a saint. Never let me down and always kept cool with me. Kev gave me the confidence to do it. I’m definitely having him to teach my daughter. Good value for money worth every penny. I would 100% recommend Kev. He just gets on with it. Thank you so much for everything.
Charlene Wyllie,Instructor Kevin Hopps
Great experience, would recommend! I really enjoyed my time learning to drive with 1st Driving School. I believe the instructors really invest in the students and make sure they get the most out of each lesson and structure the lessons to what they believe is most important therefore making it enjoyable for the student as they know they are making progress. I would definitely recommend this company and I thank Kevin for a fun and great learning experience.
Olivia Gibson,Instructor Kevin Hopps
I passed my test in a short amount of time all thanks to Libby I can’t thank her enough, she is amazing I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
Chloe Kautz,Instructor Libby John
Excellent driving school. A special mention for my driving instructor Michael who was very encouraging, patient, insightful and friendly throughout the process of learning to drive and passing the test. Full of gratitude for this driving school and would highly recommend them to others.
Wayne Bryan,Instructor Michael Harmer
Top quality instructor. Have no issues whatsoever. Roger was more than happy to go above and beyond for me and made the lessons enjoyable almost sad to say now I’ve passed I have no more to be honest! Roger mate, cheers for the last few weeks you know how much I appreciate it. Glad we made it 4-0
Regan Stanko,Instructor Roger Fleming
I have been learning on and off the past 2 years. Roger has helped and been patient with me and has got me through my driving test. Sometimes I had hard days others I had good days but Roger held his nerve and got me through it. He is very good at teaching and explains what you need to do so I can understand things. A great Big Thank you to him and I will let other people know about him as he is a good teacher.
Richard Adams,Instructor Roger Fleming
Fabulous experience! After having just passed my test I would like to say a massive thank you to 1st Driving school but in particular my fantastic instructor Roger Fleming! He really did go the extra mile to help me pass my test especially after I didn’t have a great start to learning to drive. Roger is friendly, patient and really does everything he can to make sure you feel at ease. Again a massive thank you!!
Jess Robins,Instructor Roger Flemining
Great Experience!🙌🏾 Just passed my test!I want to say a massive thankyou too Andre Ogiste for working with me and teaching me everything I need too know and more about my driving. He goes the extra mile and explains things in such detail. Thank you so much.
Tyra Wrenn,Instructor Andre Ogiste
Really enjoyed my lessons with Dean, he always stayed calm and explained things clearly. I passed first time and wasn’t even as nervous as I expected going into the test, I felt well prepared.
Thea Montanaro,Instructor Dean Pidgeon
Absolutely outstanding driving school. I have now passed my driving test all thanks to my instructor Christine Parker. She’s a very patient teacher, always made me feel at ease and is a generally lovely woman. I will definitely be recommending this driving school to all of my friends. Thank you Christine!
Heather Roe,Instructor Christine Parker
Helped me pass first time! - Brian Johnston (Derby) was my instructor. Great driving school with all praise to my instructor, Brian Johnston, who operates mainly in the Derby area. He was punctual, knowledgeable and calm with the way he transferred his know-how with various techniques. With him being an ex-examiner, he knows the driving test setup inside out so that’s a bonus. All of that above meant I was able to pass first time. Thoroughly recommend this school and this instructor.
Danny Masood,Instructor Brian Johnston
Just passed! Had Andre as my instructor and he was brilliant and really helpful, took me through manoeuvres step by step and made them easy to remember. I had tried to learn previously and ended up giving up so was really eager to pass this time. Andre was always on time and really accommodating to my schedule, if it was a busy week he would always try to fit me in somehow if I wanted or needed a lesson. It wasn’t always easy and Andre will tell you when you’re doing things right and when you’re doing things wrong, but with his help I have now passed and learnt invaluable things along the way which I will take with me when I drive. Really appreciate everything, the time and effort he put into teaching me to drive. Really good instructor and would recommend.
Kiran Bhandal,Instructor Andre Ogiste
Can't recommend enough! 100% recommend 1st Driving School! Easy website navigation to buy lessons, competitively priced with student discount and bulk buys. You can easily select your own instructor, I chose Dan Evans. What a great guy, easy to get on with, makes you laugh but more importantly he teaches to a high level so not only are you ready for the test but instantly able to tackle any road without feeling nervous or hesitant. At the age of 36, I thought it would be seriously hard but Dan got me from never having been behind a wheel at all to passing 1st time with only one minor! Thanks Dan/1st Driving School!
Kirsty Rodwell,Instructor Dan Evans