Why POOLE Learner Drivers

Chose Independent Driving School.

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Eoin O'Connor, Poole.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving School to anyone. My instructor was always punctual and easy to get along with hence why I have given the service 5 stars.

I went into the test with confidence and I feel that I was well prepared to pass, and the ecstatic feeling you get afterwards is well worth the time.

I would say to people that are about to go do their test to just relax and have confidence in yourself to get it done.

If you are a parent reading this review and you think your child could use the experience of driving before 17 I’m happy to inform you that they do under 17 lessons as well and apparently they are really useful!”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Connor Farrant, Poole.

My parents done some research and found out that Independent had some great reviews, and a lot of people got on with the instructors.

This was a big thing for me as I struggle with anxiety so driving seemed like a daunting task at first, but was made possible with the help of Chrissy and Darren who are instructors at the school.

Darren was very calm, cool and collected when it came to my driving, and if I ever made a mistake he would stay calm and help me to not panic and stay in control of the car.

I would recommend Independent Driving School and my two Instructors Chrissy and Darren to people who are looking to learn to drive, because they were extremely friendly.”

Darragh Ford, Taunton

Cathy Wood, Poole.

Matt gave me confidence and so many wonderful little helpful ideas to improve my overall driving, not just the things needed for the test.

I am a much better driver today than I was prior to lessons with Matt. Learning to drive in England was a lot more difficult than I had expected: the roads are much more narrow, driving on the opposite side of the road was unnerving and city driving has so many more obstacles verses the roads I was used to in the USA.

I am so happy to say that I not only passed my test today, but did so without any faults! I attribute that to Matt’s skilful instruction!

I highly recommend Independent Driving School and Matt to anyone looking to learn to drive.”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Rebekah Smith, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because two years after I started driving, I had gone through two instructors and moved to a new area. 

It took just one lesson with Darren to know I was in safe hands – he was the first instructor that seemed to have confidence in me and it made all the difference.

Suddenly, I felt ready, capable and able to learn. I was really intimidated by manoeuvres before but now it all seemed to come naturally.

Darren is great, patient, calm and hugely constructive with his feedback. Lessons seemed to fly by.

Darren’s teaching means that now, I don’t just know how to pass a driving test, but I know how to be a good driver. I would highly recommend!”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Carenza, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because after a trial session driving with them at Ferndown Upper School I decided to go with them to learn to drive as I felt very at ease with the instructors.

I had lessons with Darren and I felt very confident and looked forward to each week. Darren was very easy to get on with and made the lessons much less anxious for me.

Once I had finished my test and the driving examiner said that I had passed I was overjoyed and very excited.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School and my instructor Darren to those who are wanting to learn how to drive.”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Bradley Stocks, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted an instructor who was friendly and had plenty of experience teaching.

My driving lessons went very well. When there was a small problem it was always addressed straight away and sorted out as soon as possible which in my opinion is very helpful as it meant I was less likely to make the same mistake the next lesson or further down the line.

I would like to also say thank you to Matt Hitt for helping me through my time driving and helping me to achieve my goal of passing along with my theory which he helped me a lot by helping me revise and understanding the things I didn’t know.”

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Izzie Horton, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was looking for a driving school who have an instructor who was calm and I was comfortable learning with.

Matt was excellent and I felt completely ready to drive independently by the end of my lessons. He picked up on mistakes I was making early on and made sure to fill these gaps in my knowledge.

He was very thorough in answering any questions I had and our lessons were varied and enjoyable.

He based them around what we both agreed I needed to work on and did lots of really helpful exercises to improve different aspects of my driving.

During lessons he was constantly asking me questions/pointing things out about the drive, making sure I was engaging and learning from every lesson.

Would highly recommend Matt and independent driving – thank you Matt!”

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Amber March, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted an excellent instructor and amazing service, which I received.

I was very anxious about driving and my instructor, Darren was very supportive and helped me gain confidence. I found myself looking forward to the next lesson and getting past my worries and fears.

He helped me to get through it all and have fun whilst doing so. So happy that I went for independent driving school and that I had such a lovely instructor. Sad to say the lessons have come to end in a way, because

I have just passed my driving test, first time, thanks to my instructor and the support he gave me.

Awesome driving school. Thanks for everything!”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Katie Loftus, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving school was because of a review I saw online.

My driving instructor Darren was absolutely amazing. He was calm and reassuring and a brilliant teacher while also being fun and easy to talk to- something I considered to be very important when choosing my instructor.

After passing my test I feel confident to drive by myself.

I would 100% recommended Darren to anyone looking for lessons.”

David Brawn, Taunton

Katie Powell, Poole.

“The main reason I chose to learn to drive with Independent Driving School was because they were recommended to me by family friends who hold them in high regards.

My instructor Matt was a great teacher. I used to be really anxious about driving, but I always felt very safe in my lessons and soon my confidence grew.

Now I’ve passed my test and I couldn’t be more grateful for the high standard of teaching I received.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School – I’m extremely pleased with how my lessons went.”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Hannah Glatter, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because they were recommended to me by a friend.

Matt my driving instructor made me feel comfortable behind the wheel and I soon gained confidence driving on the road with him.

I managed to pass within 3 months of learning to drive with only 1 minor and I put this down to the quality of my lessons.

Thank you teaching me how to be a safe and independent driver on the roads.”

Dan See, Taunton

Saskia Andrews, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was after my brother passed with Chrissy a few years ago.

Darren was a very patient and understanding instructor and with his amazing guidance I managed to pass within 10 months of starting lessons!

He helped me to persevere and stay calm when I didn’t get something right first time and made me into the confident driver I am today!

Thank you so much Darren.”

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Eoin O'Connor, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found out about independent driving through a friend and at the time when I could no longer carry on lessons with my previous instructor.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving School to anyone. My instructor was always punctual and easy to get along with hence why I have given the service 5 stars.

I went into the test with confidence and I feel that I was well prepared to pass, and the ecstatic feeling you get afterwards is well worth the time.

I would say to people that are about to go do their test to just relax and have confidence in yourself to get it done.

If you are a parent reading this review and you think your child could use the experience of driving before 17 I’m happy to inform you that they do under 17 lessons as well and apparently they are really useful!”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Connor Farrant, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I first saw them advertised on Facebook, with a few pictures of people passing their test. Then my parents done some research and found out that Independent had some great reviews, and a lot of people got on with the instructors.

This was a big thing for me as I struggle with anxiety so driving seemed like a daunting task at first, but was made possible with the help of Chrissy and Darren who are instructors at the school.

Darren was very calm, cool and collected when it came to my driving, and if I ever made a mistake he would stay calm and help me to not panic and stay in control of the car.

I would recommend Independent Driving School and my two Instructors Chrissy and Darren to people who are looking to learn to drive, because they were extremely friendly.”

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

Cathy Wood, Poole.

“Having moved to the UK this past year from America, I was in need of a UK license. Matt Hitt of Independent Driving School was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn’t be happier!

Matt gave me confidence and so many wonderful little helpful ideas to improve my overall driving, not just the things needed for the test.

I am a much better driver today than I was prior to lessons with Matt. Learning to drive in England was a lot more difficult than I had expected: the roads are much more narrow, driving on the opposite side of the road was unnerving and city driving has so many more obstacles verses the roads I was used to in the USA.

I am so happy to say that I not only passed my test today, but did so without any faults! I attribute that to Matt’s skilful instruction!

I highly recommend Independent Driving School and Matt to anyone looking to learn to drive.”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Rebekah Smith, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because two years after I started driving, I had gone through two instructors and moved to a new area. Desperate to pass my test before going to Uni, I found Independent Driving after a Google search.

It took just one lesson with Darren to know I was in safe hands – he was the first instructor that seemed to have confidence in me and it made all the difference.

Suddenly, I felt ready, capable and able to learn. I was really intimidated by manoeuvres before but now it all seemed to come naturally.

Darren is great, patient, calm and hugely constructive with his feedback. Lessons seemed to fly by.

Darren’s teaching means that now, I don’t just know how to pass a driving test, but I know how to be a good driver. I would highly recommend!”

Alastair Smith, Taunton.

Carenza, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because after a trial session driving with them at Ferndown Upper School I decided to go with them to learn to drive as I felt very at ease with the instructors.

I had lessons with Darren and I felt very confident and looked forward to each week. Darren was very easy to get on with and made the lessons much less anxious for me.

Before my driving test, I felt I was ready and because Darren had the confidence in me, I felt much less tense and nervous about it.

Once I had finished my test and the driving examiner said that I had passed I was overjoyed and very excited.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School and my instructor Darren to those who are wanting to learn how to drive.”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Bradley Stocks, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted an instructor who was friendly and had plenty of experience teaching.

My driving lessons went very well. When there was a small problem it was always addressed straight away and sorted out as soon as possible which in my opinion is very helpful as it meant I was less likely to make the same mistake the next lesson or further down the line.

I would for sure recommend independent driving as their staff are friendly and are very helpful and very good when it comes to their job.

I would like to also say thank you to Matt Hitt for helping me through my time driving and helping me to achieve my goal of passing along with my theory which he helped me a lot by helping me revise and understanding the things I didn’t know.”

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Izzie Horton, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was looking for a driving school who have an instructor who was calm and I was comfortable learning with.

Matt was excellent and I felt completely ready to drive independently by the end of my lessons. He picked up on mistakes I was making early on and made sure to fill these gaps in my knowledge.

He was very thorough in answering any questions I had and our lessons were varied and enjoyable.

He based them around what we both agreed I needed to work on and did lots of really helpful exercises to improve different aspects of my driving.

During lessons he was constantly asking me questions/pointing things out about the drive, making sure I was engaging and learning from every lesson.

Would highly recommend Matt and independent driving – thank you Matt!”

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Amber March, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted an excellent instructor and amazing service, which I received.

I was very anxious about driving and my instructor, Darren was very supportive and helped me gain confidence. I found myself looking forward to the next lesson and getting past my worries and fears.

He helped me to get through it all and have fun whilst doing so. So happy that I went for independent driving school and that I had such a lovely instructor. Sad to say the lessons have come to end in a way, because

I have just passed my driving test, first time, thanks to my instructor and the support he gave me.

Awesome driving school. Thanks for everything!”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Katie Loftus, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving school was because of a review I saw online.

My driving instructor Darren was absolutely amazing. He was calm and reassuring and a brilliant teacher while also being fun and easy to talk to- something I considered to be very important when choosing my instructor.

After passing my test I feel confident to drive by myself.

I would 100% recommended Darren to anyone looking for lessons.”

David Brawn, Taunton

Katie Powell, Poole.

“The main reason I chose to learn to drive with Independent Driving School was because they were recommended to me by family friends who hold them in high regards.

My instructor Matt was a great teacher. I used to be really anxious about driving, but I always felt very safe in my lessons and soon my confidence grew.

Now I’ve passed my test and I couldn’t be more grateful for the high standard of teaching I received.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School – I’m extremely pleased with how my lessons went.”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Hannah Glatter, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because they were recommended to me by a friend.

Matt my driving instructor made me feel comfortable behind the wheel and I soon gained confidence driving on the road with him.

I managed to pass within 3 months of learning to drive with only 1 minor and I put this down to the quality of my lessons.

Thank you teaching me how to be a safe and independent driver on the roads.”

Dan See, Taunton

Saskia Andrews, Poole.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was after my brother passed with Chrissy a few years ago.

Darren was a very patient and understanding instructor and with his amazing guidance I managed to pass within 10 months of starting lessons!

He helped me to persevere and stay calm when I didn’t get something right first time and made me into the confident driver I am today!

Thank you so much Darren.”