Driving Lesson Reviews
Nothing says how epic our driving instructors are like our driving lesson reviews! We work hard to be the best driving school and we believe our reviews show that, these reviews show how great our instructors are and how hard they work to get you through your driving test!
Darren Stu, December 2015
One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to go with The Driving Academy. My instructor Stu has the patience of a saint and is an excellent teacher felt totally comfortable every lesson.
Cannot fault any part of my experience, if you want to learn to drive then you cannot go wrong with this amazing company.
Nothing but praise for Carl James! Amazing driving instructor I know Ive had a few!! Tried driving when I was younger then a few years back but never really had the confidence or tbh enjoyed the lessons. Carl made me feel at ease had a few laughs and jokes on the way and put the confidence in me to pass today.
I would highly recommend him perfect combination of laid back, informative and encouraging!
My experience was amazing ! My instructor Stu was perfect and I’d recommend to anyone I know!
He made me feel relaxed and comfortable when he knew I was very nervous about driving. He promised me after my first lessons, within 3 months i would have passed my driving test, and he didn’t let me down!
Carl Laura Ferguson
Can’t thank Carl enough, it’s been a complete turn around for me, he definitely pushes you out of your comfort zone but it’s what’s needed. I thought it’d be well into next year before i passed, I’m amazed thanks for such a confidence boost
Siobhan Griffiths Siobhan Griffiths
So happy I passed my driving test first time I started my lessons when I was about 6 months pregnant and passed a week before my due date all thanks to Matty thanks for putting up with me best driving school by far.
Victoria Stu, October 2015
Finally passed my driving test! Couldn’t of done it without Stu! He was always so patient with me whilst I was driving and with booking lessons,was always willing to help work around me!
Couldn’t of done it without him thanks for encouraging me to carry on and not give up! Would recommend him to everyone! Thank you again Stuart!
Beth Thompson Passed with Liam
I passed first time with only 4 minors yesterday after being taught by Liam. I couldn’t recommend him enough! He’s a really nice person and helps you to stay calm and understands when you make mistakes or forget things and simply helps you understand how to better next time.
His teaching technique is brilliant, explaining everything in detail before you attempt it e.g. Manoeuvres, roundabouts, one way systems etc. He gave me a talk before my test to keep me as calm as possible and told me to have faith in myself and look what happened!
Genuinely couldn’t thank him more for the time and effort he put into teaching me to drive and helping me have confidence in myself. Thank you Liam!
Would like to thank Matty for helping me get through all my driving lessons & passing my driving test first time!
Would definitely recommend Matty as a driving instructor!
I have just passed with Mike! What a brilliant fella he is, I was so nervous to start with and Mikes brilliant teaching style and fab sense of humour made me relax straight away.
He went out of his way to give me extra support and worked around my working hours. Not only did I learn how to drive I had a good laugh doing it!
Thank you Mike!!!
Taylor Greenwood Passed with Liam
Well what can i say i feel amazing changing driving instructors and going to Liam was the best decision ever felt so comfortable doing my lessons and past first time with driving academy highly recommend them to anybody they are awesome especially my instructor Liam he is superb thanks again for all your hard work and patience cant believe I’ve past with you after only 10 lessons
Thank you to my fantastic driving instructor Carl James for helping me pass my test I couldn’t even start a car 9 months ago and now I have passed I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to have driving lessons you make people feel Calm and relaxed whist driving and it helps and your quite funny too lol I really can’t thank you enough for everything.
James Owens Stu, August 2015
Best money I have ever spent. My driving instructor was Stu and From the first lesson I have felt like I was learning something valuable.
I would recommend Stu and the driving academy to any person who is looking to learn to drive and am more than proud to say that I know these people and to have called them my instructor.
I wholeheartedly recommend Marie as an instructor. She is fantastic! I was a very nervous learner and she had such a calming manner, great sense of humour and brilliant teaching. Really put me at ease. She has lots of patience and great advice; and clear instructions.
She has helped build my confidence in every way. Everything you would want in an instructor. Cannot express enough how good she is. Thank you so very much, Marie!
Michelle Horton Colin
I would like to say a huge thank you to Colin, for being so patient with me and really encouraging me.
I started my first lesson having never even started an engine before, and now just over a year later I have passed my test.
Colin pushed me to succeed from my very first lesson, and throughout all the times when I wanted to give in, he was always there supporting me and convincing me to carry on, and I am so glad he did.
Today is the day that I passed my driving test, but I would never have got to this point without his help encouragement and support.
Just want to thank Geoff for helping me pass my test. He is the most patient person ever and I have really enjoyed my lessons. Really takes the time to explain everything completely and I recommend him to anyone!
I want to say a big thank you to Marie for teaching me how to drive and helping me pass my driving test. I would highly recommend her to anyone! She was very patient, easy to get on with and talk to which helps to put you at ease when learning to drive making you feel more comfortable and confident.
Marie taught me techniques making things easier to remember when doing the manoeuvres etc. Couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor! X
Jordan Bailey Colin
Couldn’t be more happy with my Experience whilst learning to drive with Colin. He has a really good teaching style and has really good experience of driving himself which helps a lot.
I would highly recommend learning to drive with the driving academy and especially with Colin as I have just passed first time and I’m over the moon cheers Colin.
Chloe Carty Passed with Liam
I passed first time today with only 5 minors after being taught by Liam I passed first time He’s such a nice person and helped me to stay calm.
He explains everything in detail and gives you feedback throughout lesson so you can learn as your going. I was so nervous on way to test but he helped me stay calm An told me I could do it!
Thank you Liam!
I have just passed my test with Mike!
I was initially a nervous wreck and Mike’s patience and positive attitude completely turned that around!
Mike is super upbeat so even when I wasn’t confident in my driving he was confident enough for the both of us!
He was flexible with lesson times so I could fit it around work which was great
Couldn’t recommend mike enough
Gabrielle Lucy Gabrielle Lucy
I genuinely loved my driving lessons and was over the moon with how they went. Peter is a brilliant instructor. He is extremely clear and thorough and always gets the most out of every lesson – his teaching is great value for money!
I felt very comfortable around him, a little giggle every lesson put me at ease. He is an approachable guy and I feel he’s made me a very safe driver who understands how to drive properly. He kept things moving at a good pace and introduced positive challenges along the way, always improving my awareness and observation, covering lots of different scenarios.
Any concerns or questions I had, he answered and gave me an explanation, ensuring I was completely satisfied. I felt totally prepared with The Driving Academy going into my test and it paid off as I passed first time! Just want to say a big heartfelt thank you to Peter, wouldn’t have done it any other way. Couldn’t recommend The Driving Academy more highly. Best wishes,
Steve Hughes Steve H
I started my ADI training with The Driving Academy a few months ago. The training school was recommended to me by another instructor and I understood the task ahead was not an easy one. Having just passed my part 2 of 3 phases to become fully qualified instructor I can not praise the team of the school enough.
I knew from the moment I met the guys I was in good hands and they have delivered, helping me pass what for me was a pity intense part of the process. Being a driver for 35 years I found it particularly difficult but to come away with a pass today is testament to their commitment and expertise.
Anyone considering a driving school as a new learner or like me, I step towards becoming an ADI, I would highly recommend choosing The Driver Academy. Once again, huge thanks to Stuart, Mike, Scott and Peter.
I passed with Mike and he couldn’t have been a better instructor if he tried!
Kept me calm in moments of panic, reassured me when I was doubting myself & he’s great to talk too. I’ve gained a friend from my experience!
I had some bad experience with other driving schools but Mike and the driving academy are amazing. Mike was extremely accommodating to my work schedule to fit in lessons. I had failed previous tests and had lost confidence and enjoyment in driving but Mike was great at talking through any issues I was struggling with and asking me what I wanted to focus on each lesson.
I also had a mock test with Stu a week before my actual test which helped me calm my nerves and pick up on any problems I had before my actual test …..which I aced!
Thanks to Mike and the driving academy for all their support and my making driving lesson fun.