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Zachariah Kozlowski

Zachariah Kozlowski Photo Tim was a great instructor. I was able to learn manoeuvres like parallel park easily.

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Eden Wood

Eden Wood Photo I was very anxious to start driving but Rif was always so accommodating through my lessons. He taught me everything I needed to know to pass my driving test first time, and to be a safe confident driver. Highly recommend Rif and 1st Driving School.

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Ben Kime

Ben Kime Photo Had Libby as my driving instructor, from day one she was lovely, always happy and talkative when on lessons and loved a good chat. She was supportive and informative and always made sure things were understood! Overall lessons with Libby were a great experience! Highly recommend her to anyone looking for driving lessons.

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Meg Bradley

Meg Bradley Photo Kev was absolutely fantastic! He was very patient with me when I needed it, extremely knowledgeable and didn't overload me with information straight away, always kept to the bookings we arranged and was a genuine down to earth person. I couldn't recommend a better driving instructor - he helped me pass first time. Thank you Kev!

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Bartosz Wilczynski

Bartosz Wilczynski  Photo Highly recommended! Very good quality, my instructor Roger Fleming was very experienced and trained me to the highest standard which allowed me to pass 1st time, very pleased.

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Freya Ball

Freya Ball Photo Stuart took over my daughters tuition at the last minute and worked so hard to get her match fit for her exam, fitting in extra lessons to ensure she was as ready as she could be and giving her the confidence that she was more than capable of passing, and she did! Can’t recommend him enough, thank you Stuart.

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Joe Swindell

Joe Swindell Photo When I enquired about lessons with 1st Driving School I was put in touch with a local driving instructor the same day, and had my first lesson the following week. I had previously failed a driving test, but hadn’t driven for around 3 years when I was put in touch with my driving instructor, Roger Fleming. Roger is an outstanding instructor who trains drivers to the highest standard, and is very easy to get along with. He gave me clear and concise instructions on all aspects of driving and road safety, and the quality of lessons with him felt far superior to previous lessons I’d had. I am moving away to start a new job, and had a test booked less than 2 months ahead of my first lesson; Roger was fantastic at accommodating this urgency, and he has the skills as an instructor to ensure I was test-ready in this short space of time. I passed my driving test with only 2 minor faults (my own mistakes!). If you learn to drive with Roger, you can expect a comfortable, high-quality experience.

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Krishna Rana

Krishna Rana Photo I absolutely enjoyed all driving sessions with Stuart. He is very friendly, supportive and he has always encouraged me to be a safe driver. Without the continuous support and motivation from my driving instructor, it would have been very difficult for me to pass the test.

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Katlego Singo

Katlego Singo Photo Amazing Driving School! My driving instructor was very calming and informative, and made the learning experience a smooth and enabling one - I am now much more confident in my driving ability and having passed on my first try through this school I am sure anyone else can too.

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Aditya Kumudhan

Aditya Kumudhan Photo I had Michael Harmer as my driving instructor. He explained things very clearly and always answered any questions I had during my lessons. I was extremely pleased to have passed my test with only 1 minor. I would definitely recommend.

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Kitty Bailey

Kitty Bailey Photo After switching driving instructors a few months ago, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to learn with Adiel. He helped me to increase my confidence driving, and taught me not only howto ‘pass’ the test, but also how to be a better and safer driver more generally. Every lesson was also filled with laughter, super enjoyable and funny experience all the way!! I passed first time with only three minors. Thank you Adiel

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Emmanuel Akinterinwa

Emmanuel Akinterinwa Photo From start to finish, the service was Top Notch. I would not have passed my driving test without the help of my amazing instructor - Dan Evans. Despite my shortcomings, he remained extremely professional and polite. He patiently ensured I learnt what I needed to. Dan is a very nice guy. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to pass their driving test first time. Thank you 1st driving school! Thank you Dan Evans.

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Laura Korpa

Laura Korpa Photo I can't thank my instructor Eric enough for always being so patient and calm with me, always explaining what I got wrong when I made mistakes and what I needed to work on. He was very punctual and reliable. I had a great experience learning to drive safely. I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor and would definitely recommend him.

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Ella Sainsbury

Ella Sainsbury Photo Best teacher ever!! Passed first time with 2 minors and this was all thanks to kev! He really built my confidence driving, cant recommend enough!

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Holly Collier

Holly Collier Photo Kev is a really great instructor! He’s patient, honest and works hard to help you in any areas you struggle. Kev genuinely wants the best for you and is passionate about what he does. He is great fun, reliable and makes learning to drive an enjoyable experience. I will miss having lessons with him!

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Kyra Jackson

Kyra Jackson Photo I highly recommend 1st Driving School and particularly my instructor Lynn! She was very flexible by offering me both daytime and evening lessons which was great for my busy work/ study schedule. Lynn was patient and made me feel very comfortable during all my lessons. Lynn was an excellent instructor who taught me all the skills and knowledge required to become a safe and confident driver. Lynn set objectives for each lesson which made them feel well structured. I passed my test first time with no minors so I would highly recommend Lynn as a driving instructor.

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Devika Verma

Devika Verma Photo Had lessons with Adiel - great instructor. Jointly maps objectives for session and supportive during lessons. Friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

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Nicole Sherwood

Nicole Sherwood Photo My driving instructor was called Tim. Great guy great sense of humour. He made me feel comfortable and content during each one of my lessons. Tim helped greatly in boosting my confidence and giving me the encouragement always to believe in my self. I would and will recommend Tim to all friends and family in the future. Top guy, will genuinely miss doing my weekly lessons with him and sharing our life stories! Thank you Tim and thank you 1st Driving school.

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Paige Marriott

Paige Marriott Photo Absolutely could not fault 1st Driving School and especially Dan Evans (my instructor) for helping me gain the skills and knowledge to ensure that I drive to a safe and high standard. It was incredibly easy to start learning, just by applying on the website and they allocated an instructor based on my location - they were friendly on the phone and told me how to go about applying quickly and efficiently. Dan was excellent at teaching and is very patient and friendly - helping me by correcting any issues I had quickly and effectively. Dan allowed me to be more confident when behind the wheel and scheduled our times for lessons based on my busy work schedule and was able to adapt and change times if/when needed. The app (TotalDrive) that was used meant I was able to see my progress and understand the points that I needed to improve on and also allowed me to see when my next lessons were, how many hours I had completed and how many credits I had. This combined allowed me to pass my driving test first time with only 3 minor faults and will aid me in driving to a high standard for the foreseeable future. Thanks again to 1st Driving School and Dan Evans!

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Kendra Korte

Kendra Korte Photo I took lessons with Libby for just over a year. She took me from an incredibly nervous first-time manual driver to a more confident driver who passed first time. I couldn't have done it without her! I will definitely be recommending Libby and 1st Driving School.

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Jordan Methven

Jordan Methven Photo Excellent service, Stuart Nelson really helped me gain my confidence and worked with me to get through the test, many thanks.

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Anton Anglin

Anton Anglin Photo Around this time last year I started doing my driving lessons with Rif. He is very calm and patient, very professional & also fun to have on my driving lessons. I have learned a lot on my driving lessons with him filling my gaps to the best of my knowledge preparing for my test. I'm glad that I had Rif as my driving instructor & honesty couldn't have asked for anybody else. It has been a great journey with him & if anybody is looking for a driving instructor i would highly recommend taking lessons with Rif.

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Ogechi Maduba

Ogechi Maduba  Photo Amazing driving lessons with Rif. He was really patient which I found calming as a new driver and also very encouraging. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor or driving school.

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Gary Corcoran

Gary Corcoran Photo Brilliant instructor and helped me with everything I needed.

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Aroni Schrank

Aroni Schrank Photo If it wasn’t for Michael Harmer at 1st Driving School I wouldn’t have passed so confidently. Michael is a great teacher and has thorough understanding of how to pass a practical test. He was very flexible and accommodating when it came to booking lessons as I wanted to pass as soon as I could. I only got 3 minors in my practical test, this is no doubt attributes to Michael’s calm and excellent driving lessons.

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Rianna Kerry

Rianna Kerry Photo Best driving instructor I’ve had. Helped me a lot and pushed me.

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