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1st Castle School of Motoring Ltd

The Family Business That Cares!

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Why Choose Us?

Many Years Experience
Highest Standards
Friendly Service

Here at 1st Castle School of Motoring Ltd, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Featured Review

5

Amazing

I wanted to learn how to drive to make travel to my new job easier and more flexible , after learning with a different company my confidence was knocked. I found 1st castle when searching for automatic . I was given mike as my instructor and I can't recommend him enough , he is patient , knowledgable, funny and puts you at ease straight away Passed first time with zero faults 👍🏼

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Business overview

We are registered and approved DVSA Instructors. We can help and advise on all aspects of driver training and we tailor each lesson to your specific needs.

We offer driving lessons in both manual and automatic cars. Our experienced instructors go the extra mile to help you pass your test, we also offer refresher training to get you used to an automatic if you’re unfamiliar, a pass plus course in an automatic car as well as lessons in adapted vehicles. Follow the links to read more about each of our services or contact us with any questions.

Training Tailored to You

Whichever service you’re looking for, we operate a policy whereby you will only have one driving instructor from beginning to end. That way they will know what you need to work on and will make sure you get the most from your automatic lessons or course.

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Products and services

ADVANCED DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

AUTOMATIC DRIVING LESSONS

DISABLED DRIVING LESSONS

DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

FEMALE DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

FLEET DRIVER TRAINING

INTENSIVE DRIVING LESSONS

MANUAL DRIVING LESSONS

MOTORWAY DRIVING LESSONS

NERVOUS DRIVER LESSONS

PASS PLUS

REFRESHER DRIVING LESSONS

Credentials

Accreditations

  • DSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer
  • The Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents

Associations

  • Driving Instructors Association
  • Motor Schools Association
  • Institute of Advanced Motorists

Reviews

Featured review

Amazing
5
I wanted to learn how to drive to make travel to my new job easier and more flexible , after learning with a different company my confidence was knocked. I found 1st castle when searching for automatic . I was given mike as my instructor and I can't recommend him enough , he is patient , knowledgable, funny and puts you at ease straight away

Passed first time with zero faults 👍🏼
03 Jun 2019
Thanks Rebekah for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write one. What an amazing result for you and Mike as your instructor. Creating a relaxed environment in the car really helps with learning and it looks like we succeeded here. All the very best with your driving and stay safe out there.
03 Jun 2019
Thanks Rebekah for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write one. What an amazing result for you and Mike as your instructor. Creating a relaxed environment in the car really helps with learning and it looks like we succeeded here. All the very best with your driving and stay safe out there.
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Great Experience
5
Decided I wanted to learn to drive late last year and was put in contact with 1st Castle and specifically Steve; honestly can say that it made the challenge of learning to drive an enjoyable experience. Very knowledgable and reliable as well as making sure I was fully ready for my test with no gaps in my confidence.

Passed first time and would fully recommend!
28 Feb 2020
Hi Joe and thank you for your review and recommendations for us as a school and your glowing comments for your instructor Steve Pearce. We wish you many years of happy and safe driving.
28 Feb 2020
Hi Joe and thank you for your review and recommendations for us as a school and your glowing comments for your instructor Steve Pearce. We wish you many years of happy and safe driving.
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Highly recommend
5
I was taught by Glynn Ferron and every lesson didn’t only increase my confidence in my driving but was also a good laugh, would highly recommend if wanting to pass your driving test
13 Apr 2020
Hi Xavier, Thank you for your kind words about Glynn. It’s great to see you felt your confidence grow on every lesson whilst having fun as well. All the very best and thank you for choosing 1st Castle
13 Apr 2020
Hi Xavier, Thank you for your kind words about Glynn. It’s great to see you felt your confidence grow on every lesson whilst having fun as well. All the very best and thank you for choosing 1st Castle
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Claude Wallis 1st castle review
5
The driving instructor made my experience to learn to drive very enjoyable, I was always dreading to learn to drive when I was learning at a previous driving school but the 1st castle's instructors are far more charismatic, patient and they explain things very clearly and make very flexible lessons. Could not of asked for a better learning experience and was very happy to pass first time with 0 minors. They are the real deal and if you get the opportunity to ask for a instructor I strongly recommend Mike Morley.
13 Apr 2020
Thank you Claude for your glowing review about 1st Castle and in particular Mike Morley your instructor. What a great result for you both ZERO fault 1st time pass, not many can say that! We wish you all the very best for the future and safe driving out there.
13 Apr 2020
Thank you Claude for your glowing review about 1st Castle and in particular Mike Morley your instructor. What a great result for you both ZERO fault 1st time pass, not many can say that! We wish you all the very best for the future and safe driving out there.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
5
REFERENCE:- GLYNN FERRON
Started my 20HR Intensive course on Monday with Glynn, didn’t have much confidence but Glynn built up my confidence throughout the week with all the correct driving instructions, by Friday I had my test and was fully prepared and the confidence needed to do the test. Happy to say I passed with 5minors.
Really easy guy to get on with, couldn’t be more happier!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE WANTING TO GET IT DONE AND BE ON THE ROAD ASAP.
A***
13 Apr 2020
Thank you for your reference about Glynn. It’s so important that pupils feel confident within their ability when it comes to driving and to feel fully prepared for test. Well done on your successful intensive course and all the very best to you!
13 Apr 2020
Thank you for your reference about Glynn. It’s so important that pupils feel confident within their ability when it comes to driving and to feel fully prepared for test. Well done on your successful intensive course and all the very best to you!
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Testimonials

I passed my driving test with Mike from 1st castle in November 18,

I was a very nervous driver and failed my test four times , Mike had the patience of a saint , he explained things in a way that helped mr me understand He was always on time , with a clean well maintained modern car 1st castle are professional, great value for money and above all honest I have no qualms in recommending them to anyone I never thought I would manage to become a driver but here I am ,with a new found freedom and independence

- Source: Elaine P

I would higly recomend this driving school. I had lessons with Mike and he was the best instructor I could wish for. Mike always kept calm and was able to reassure when needed. Passed both of my test with first time. Thank you very much.

- Source: Katrina B

Both Steve and mike where excellent made me feel at ease and both are very professional I would recommend them to anyone who needs to learn to drive or doing a taxi drivers test

- Source: Galvin W

I had Steve Morley as my driving instructor! And passed first time today! I could honestly not had asked for a better driving instructor! so calm and to the point on things I needed work on! Specialy where I thought I would never get through the test! Or lessons in fact some days.. amazing driving school! 😊👏 Highly recommended !

- Source: Amarnie H

Had an awful experience with excel and my daughters confidence and love for driving was rock bottom. Gilly literally changed everything for Becca and renewed her enjoyment behind the wheel. I think the only negative thing to say is that Becca won't see Gilly again because she passed yesterday and she is gutted!! Cannot praise Gilly highly enough because she was superb, always professional but with a great sense of humour. Thank you so so much Gilly, you were amazing!

- Source: Scott M

Managed to get me through my driving test after 21 years of trying on and off, and 5 different instructors !!! Gave 4 stars instead of 5 as I found it distracting that business calls kept coming in while I was driving, but that might have been improved with a central call centre by now hopefully :D

- Source: Rachel S

I am an older driver and was very very nervous My anxiety was so bad I thought I would never be-able to drive After moving down to Barnham my husband said I should try and so I started my lessons with Mike who has the patience of a saint Today I passed my test and I am so very proud of myself 1st castle are professional , caring Great value and above all honest If you are looking for the best driving school I have no doubt 1st castle are you you will need

- Source: Elaine B