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1st Castle School of Motoring Ltd

The Family Business That Cares!

Tel 01243 867502
   Now closed Open Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

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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Amazing
5
I recently passed my driving test first time with zero minor fault. A huge amount of thanks goes to my amazing instructor STEVE PEARCE for his excellent coaching and support. He is very friendly, patient, calm and encouraging. He can also tailor his method of teaching according to the learners' needs and keep them calm and at ease behind the wheel. My test was postponed 2 times because of the lockdown and Steve was very supportive by regularly updating DVSA news and my booking status. He always goes extra mile for his students. I couldn't recommend him highly enough! Thanks again Steve!
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Jim Voss lessons
5
Before starting lessons with Jim after having a previous instructor, I thought I knew how to drive and thought I had just been ‘unlucky’ with a few tests. In truth I wasn’t ready at all. I couldn’t park and roundabouts where a big struggle for me. I am very much a visual learner who needs lots of techniques and structure to be able to properly grasp things. Jim couldn’t have been better for this all the way from his book showing how to do every manoeuvre, roundabout etc to his techniques and stickers down his door making it easier to remember when to turn in a manoeuvre. A top instructor and a top block would recommend to anyone learning to drive.
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Highly recommended
5
Jim was an excellent driving instructor! I passed first time and couldn’t have done it without him. Highly recommend to anyone.
05 Aug 2020
Thank you Sophie for your review, it’s very much appreciated! Well done passing first time and thank you for choosing 1st Castle.
05 Aug 2020
Thank you Sophie for your review, it’s very much appreciated! Well done passing first time and thank you for choosing 1st Castle.
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Highly recommended ! *****
5
After having lessons on and off over the last 10 years I decided it was now time to learn to drive and decided to opt for a automatic. Paul was my driving instructor and I can not recommend him enough. I had very little confidence from not great driving lessons in the past with previous instructors. And he completely put me at ease and boosted my confidence massively! I passed my driving test first time a week ago! Thankyou Paul!
02 Aug 2020
Thank you Lucy for taking the time to write a review. Looks like you worked really well with Paul as your instructor. A huge well done for passing 1st time! We wish you all the very best and stay safe on those roads!
02 Aug 2020
Thank you Lucy for taking the time to write a review. Looks like you worked really well with Paul as your instructor. A huge well done for passing 1st time! We wish you all the very best and stay safe on those roads!
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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