Our most recent reviews

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Passed happily and quickly, was only done because of Rafhat- who’s an amazing instructor Only took a total of 18 lessons
Zain Arif,Instructor Rafhat Shah
Great school! Andre was a great instructor, he helped me and taught me how to drive in the proper way.
Guilherme Arpini,Instructor Andre Ogiste
Would recommend! I would say below average price of lessons around but above average of quality. I can’t say anything negative about my instructor, didn’t rush me into things and made sure I mastered everything before moving on to the next thing. I would recommend to anyone.
Jake Haywood,Instructor Libby John
Great experience! My instructor was Rif he was great very helpful and understanding made it very easy to pick things up, he is very knowledgeable. He was also very good with my hours as I changed them most weeks for work. They also give you a free link for the theory test app which saves you having to buy it. I would recommend I passed first time after 21 hours.
Oliver Sanderson,Instructor Rafhat Shah
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