Why FERNDOWN Learner Drivers

Chose Independent Driving School.

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Becky Brooks, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because when I was looking for a driving instructor the most important quality I looked for was someone

I felt comfortable and safe with. Adam helped me over my time to become a confident and competent driver. Learning to drive I had expected to be one of the hardest things to do but with an amazing instructor it was one of the most enjoyable experiences.

Adam’s teaching methods were great and completely suited to the student, I’m a visual learner and also learn by physically doing the task so he would show me diagrams on the iPad.

I would absolutely recommend Independent Driving School to any learner driver! As a company they don’t just see you as a client they get to know you to the point you feel as if you have made a true friend.”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Sydney Pollock, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I started driving with Adam at 16 on his Under 17s course which gave me a great amount of confidence for when I started driving on the road.

It was important to me that I found a driving school that was going to make me a confident and calm driver and Independent did this.

Learning to drive didn’t take as long as I thought it would and due to Adam, after 4 months I am on the road!

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving for all of the above reasons and because the experience friendly and enjoyable.”

Darragh Ford, Taunton

Hannah Johnstone, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I had done a taster lesson while in sixth form and had really enjoyed it.

I also knew many people who had used Independent Driving who had passed first time which was a big plus for me when choosing a driving instructor.

Adam was an amazing instructor, he instantly calmed my nerves about learning to drive and I found my lessons really fun and enjoyable.

I found Adam’s teaching style perfect for me, he was patient, understanding and made sure I focused on the details which made me more confident.

The lessons are definitely worth the money and I was able to move lessons around when my shifts at work changed which was really helpful.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to any learner driver. Thank you to Adam for all the work you put in to help me pass first time!”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Ellie Hayfield, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I decided to switch schools at the beginning of December and immediately felt a lot more comfortable in my lessons.

My instructor Karen was extremely clear when giving instructions and always knew how to explain things in easy ways if I was having any difficulties.

My test was changed to the Poole test centre a week before but it ended up being a good challenge as Karen helped me to get to know the new area and built up my confidence so that when I took the test I felt at ease.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to anyone learning to drive due to the friendliness of the instructors and the value for money.”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Isobel Gains, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because my brother was also learning with them. I passed first time with no faults thanks to Independent Driving School!

My driving instructor was Adam, and I had weekly 1. 5 hour lessons. He was a great instructor to learn with, with a fun and relaxed attitude.

Adam made me feel very confident on the road, he was very encouraging and supportive. The first couple of weeks in the car I felt nervous about driving at more than 15 mph, but Adam was patient and adaptive, and driving with him helped me gain confidence in my own time.

As my brother was learning at the same time, Adam encouraged me to sit in on his lessons, which helped me learn quicker, especially when it came to familiarity with test routes.

Thanks to Adam and Independent Driving I passed both my theory and practical tests first time, with no faults on my practical!”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Jonathon le Grange, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found out about them after searching for local driving schools in the Ferndown area, I chose them due to their positive reviews on the internet.

I had Darren as an instructor who was a friendly and patient instructor who would always point out any mistakes I made but did so in a calm constructive manner that helped me quickly learn what mistake I made and how I can avoid repeating it and why I made that mistake.

Going into my first test I felt confident as I had a lot of good lessons beforehand, and I ended up passing first time with only one minor fault.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving School to anyone looking for driving lessons in the area.”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Zoe Ogahara, Bournemouth.

“I was recommended Independent Driving by a colleague who had been taught by Chrissy. Despite being in hospital (! ) I had a response from Chrissy within a day of getting in touch and soon after began lessons with Darren.

In three months I have gone from knowing absolutely nothing about driving to having passed the driving test first time. Darren was always very reliable, organised and punctual.

He gave clear and helpful instructions during our lessons and I have really enjoyed learning to drive. I went into the test knowing that I had thoroughly practised anything that could be examined.

I had an excellent experience and would be happy to recommend Independent Driving.” 

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Sasha Judge, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I read the reviews and ratings from people who have been with the driving school previously, the reviews were excellent and had a high pass rate which is a bonus!

I had lessons with a previous instructor before Independent driving School, after the first couple of lessons with Adam I could already notice a difference in my driving, skills and knowledge.

I thought Adams teaching methods were brilliant, enjoyable, he pushed me into to right direction and I enjoyed each session with him, he is friendly, patient, easy to talk to, calm and will make you feel so confident and relaxed!

If you don’t feel confident in a particular area such as bay parking, he will push you again and again until you get it right, no matter how long it may take. His lessons will be missed!

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Danny Perez, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I discovered them through a Google search when looking for local driving instructors.

Independent Driving School had good reviews and a high pass rate so I decided to choose them. Adam was my instructor and

I can’t thank him enough, as at 37 years of age I have finally past my driving test! (better late than never, hey!)

I struggle with extreme anxiety, but Adam made me feel relaxed and confident behind the wheel.

He was reliable and thorough with his teaching and I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking to take driving lessons!”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Taylor-Jade Hayward, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam at Independent Driving had taught my siblings to drive.

After 8 years and 3 driving instructors, I really thought I’d never drive. I needed an instructor that was going to push and encourage me.

Adam’s teaching methods were fantastic and faultless, he was firm and persistent when he needed to be, and when he praised me for something I’d done well, it gave me such a confident boost! Driving with Adam was like driving with a friend, he is so down to earth, easy to talk to.

I would 100% recommend independent driving school. Adam has passed all of my siblings and myself 1st time, I think that speaks for itself!

 I really couldn’t speak any higher of independent driving school, they really are fantastic! I’ll miss our lessons very much!”

David Brawn, Taunton

Mike Langford, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving to guide me through learning to drive was because my sister had lots of success with Adam.

I followed in her footsteps and also had Adam for my lessons, he is a very down to earth guy and most importantly a wonderful teacher.

I was originally very nervous to begin driving however this feeling quickly went away after a couple of lessons with Adam.

I’d come out of lessons learning something new every time and could really feel myself improving and becoming more confident behind the wheel.

I ended up passing my test first time which I am extremely happy about.

Independent Driving should be your number one choice for learning to drive in the Poole and Bournemouth area.”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Robyn Vallier, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them on Google.

Independent Driving taught me the skills I needed to pass my test and have the confidence to drive. I faced many struggles along the way, including my positioning on the road and knowing when to pull out on roundabouts.

With the guidance and support of my instructor Adam, I have learnt everything, down to the finest details and this resulted in me passing my test first time with only 2 minor faults.

We were practicing up until the last moment, this provided me with reassurance and a positive mentality before doing my test.

Any questions or queries I had, I was able to contact my instructor to ask outside of lesson hours – this was very beneficial.

I couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t have gone with anyone else.”

Dan See, Taunton

Adam Walsh, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was recommended them.

Adam was a very good driving instructor. He gave me confidence every week and made the daunting task of driving for the first time go very smoothly.

He made feel calm before the test which helped me pass with 1 minor and I now feel confident about my driving and would recommend to others.”

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Becky Brooks, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because when I was looking for a driving instructor the most important quality I looked for was someone

I felt comfortable and safe with. Adam helped me over my time to become a confident and competent driver. Learning to drive I had expected to be one of the hardest things to do but with an amazing instructor it was one of the most enjoyable experiences.

Adam’s teaching methods were great and completely suited to the student, I’m a visual learner and also learn by physically doing the task so he would show me diagrams on the iPad.

I would absolutely recommend Independent Driving School to any learner driver! As a company they don’t just see you as a client they get to know you to the point you feel as if you have made a true friend.”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Sydney Pollock, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I started driving with Adam at 16 on his Under 17s course which gave me a great amount of confidence for when I started driving on the road.

It was important to me that I found a driving school that was going to make me a confident and calm driver and Independent did this.

Learning to drive didn’t take as long as I thought it would and due to Adam, after 4 months I am on the road!

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving for all of the above reasons and because the experience friendly and enjoyable.”

Congratulations to James Godwin of Bridgwater on his driving test pass.

Hannah Johnstone, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I had done a taster lesson while in sixth form and had really enjoyed it.

I also knew many people who had used Independent Driving who had passed first time which was a big plus for me when choosing a driving instructor.

Adam was an amazing instructor, he instantly calmed my nerves about learning to drive and I found my lessons really fun and enjoyable.

I found Adam’s teaching style perfect for me, he was patient, understanding and made sure I focused on the details which made me more confident.

The lessons are definitely worth the money and I was able to move lessons around when my shifts at work changed which was really helpful.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to any learner driver. Thank you to Adam for all the work you put in to help me pass first time!”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Ellie Hayfield, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I decided to switch schools at the beginning of December and immediately felt a lot more comfortable in my lessons.

My instructor Karen was extremely clear when giving instructions and always knew how to explain things in easy ways if I was having any difficulties.

My test was changed to the Poole test centre a week before but it ended up being a good challenge as Karen helped me to get to know the new area and built up my confidence so that when I took the test I felt at ease.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to anyone learning to drive due to the friendliness of the instructors and the value for money.”

Alastair Smith, Taunton.

Isobel Gains, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because my brother was also learning with them. I passed first time with no faults thanks to Independent Driving School!

My driving instructor was Adam, and I had weekly 1. 5 hour lessons. He was a great instructor to learn with, with a fun and relaxed attitude.

Adam made me feel very confident on the road, he was very encouraging and supportive. The first couple of weeks in the car I felt nervous about driving at more than 15 mph, but Adam was patient and adaptive, and driving with him helped me gain confidence in my own time.

As my brother was learning at the same time, Adam encouraged me to sit in on his lessons, which helped me learn quicker, especially when it came to familiarity with test routes.

Thanks to Adam and Independent Driving I passed both my theory and practical tests first time, with no faults on my practical!”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Jonathon le Grange, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found out about them after searching for local driving schools in the Ferndown area, I chose them due to their positive reviews on the internet.

I had Darren as an instructor who was a friendly and patient instructor who would always point out any mistakes I made but did so in a calm constructive manner that helped me quickly learn what mistake I made and how I can avoid repeating it and why I made that mistake.

Going into my first test I felt confident as I had a lot of good lessons beforehand, and I ended up passing first time with only one minor fault.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving School to anyone looking for driving lessons in the area.”

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Sasha Judge, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I read the reviews and ratings from people who have been with the driving school previously, the reviews were excellent and had a high pass rate which is a bonus!

I had lessons with a previous instructor before Independent driving School, after the first couple of lessons with Adam I could already notice a difference in my driving, skills and knowledge.

I thought Adams teaching methods were brilliant, enjoyable, he pushed me into to right direction and I enjoyed each session with him, he is friendly, patient, easy to talk to, calm and will make you feel so confident and relaxed!

If you don’t feel confident in a particular area such as bay parking, he will push you again and again until you get it right, no matter how long it may take. His lessons will be missed!

I have learnt valuable life skills, knowledge and my confidence has risen thanks to them.”

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Danny Perez, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I discovered them through a Google search when looking for local driving instructors.

Independent Driving School had good reviews and a high pass rate so I decided to choose them. Adam was my instructor and

I can’t thank him enough, as at 37 years of age I have finally past my driving test! (better late than never, hey!)

I struggle with extreme anxiety, but Adam made me feel relaxed and confident behind the wheel.

He was reliable and thorough with his teaching and I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking to take driving lessons!”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Taylor-Jade Hayward, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam at Independent Driving had taught my siblings to drive.

After 8 years and 3 driving instructors, I really thought I’d never drive. I needed an instructor that was going to push and encourage me.

Adam’s teaching methods were fantastic and faultless, he was firm and persistent when he needed to be, and when he praised me for something I’d done well, it gave me such a confident boost! Driving with Adam was like driving with a friend, he is so down to earth, easy to talk to.

I would 100% recommend independent driving school. Adam has passed all of my siblings and myself 1st time, I think that speaks for itself!

He broke my nerves and made me believe in myself! I really couldn’t speak any higher of independent driving school, they really are fantastic! I’ll miss our lessons very much!”

David Brawn, Taunton

Mike Langford, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving to guide me through learning to drive was because my sister had lots of success with Adam.

I followed in her footsteps and also had Adam for my lessons, he is a very down to earth guy and most importantly a wonderful teacher.

I was originally very nervous to begin driving however this feeling quickly went away after a couple of lessons with Adam.

I’d come out of lessons learning something new every time and could really feel myself improving and becoming more confident behind the wheel.

I ended up passing my test first time which I am extremely happy about.

Independent Driving should be your number one choice for learning to drive in the Poole and Bournemouth area.”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Robyn Vallier, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them on Google.

Independent Driving taught me the skills I needed to pass my test and have the confidence to drive. I faced many struggles along the way, including my positioning on the road and knowing when to pull out on roundabouts.

With the guidance and support of my instructor Adam, I have learnt everything, down to the finest details and this resulted in me passing my test first time with only 2 minor faults.

We were practicing up until the last moment, this provided me with reassurance and a positive mentality before doing my test.

Any questions or queries I had, I was able to contact my instructor to ask outside of lesson hours – this was very beneficial.

I couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t have gone with anyone else.”

Dan See, Taunton

Adam Walsh, Ferndown.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was recommended them.

Adam was a very good driving instructor. He gave me confidence every week and made the daunting task of driving for the first time go very smoothly.

He made feel calm before the test which helped me pass with 1 minor and I now feel confident about my driving and would recommend to others.”