Driving Test Success

Poole

Congratulations To The Following Students Who Have All Gained Their Independence.

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Joe Gental from Poole

Joe Gental from Poole

Congratulations Joe Gental from Poole who passed his driving test 1st time 11th June. Martin your driving instructor said it’s been a slow journey for Joe, gradually building his confidence but I can honestly say I’m so happy he smashed it first time. Joe got a car a few weeks ago so he can stop cycling to work now and be able to take his children out on day trips.
Well done Joe from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Tyler Hills from Poole

Tyler Hills from Poole

Congratulations Tyler Hills from Poole who passed his driving test 1st time today 25th May. Tyler has been banger racing for a few years so only took 14hrs to learn how to transfer his skills to driving with caution and care on the roads to a test standard. He has just got himself a car but hasn’t driven it yet so his Dad is helping sort the insurance out today. Well done Tyler from Martin your instructor and everyone at the Independent Driving School

Rueben Hughs from Poole

Rueben Hughs from Poole

Congratulations Rueben Hughs from Poole who passed his driving test first time today 18th May and only picked up one small fault! Reuben started last summer with Martin but it’s been a stop start journey over the lockdowns. Reuben was so lucky at Christmas when his parents bought him his very own cat and was able to keep up his learning. Well done Reuben from everyone at the Independent Driving School.

Lauren Hammond from Upton, Poole

Lauren Hammond from Upton, Poole

Congratulations Lauren Hammond from Upton in Poole who passed her driving test 1st time today 18th May. Lauren had to split her learning up from from when she started in December and returned from Bath for a 5 day intensive with instructor Martin. Martin said she was an absolute pleasure to teach and I will miss her witty banter! Well done Lauren from the team at Independent Driving.

Xavier Stratford from Upton

Xavier Stratford from Upton

Congratulations Xavier Stratford from Upton who passed his driving test 1st time today 13th May. Xavier has been waiting months for this test with 2 lockdowns getting in the way so it has been a long time coming but so worth the wait. Martin your driving instructor said you have just got yourself a car so as soon as the insurance is done you will be on your way to wherever you want. Well done from everyone at the Independent Driving School.

Emily Pope from Poole

Emily Pope from Poole

Congratulations Emily Pope from Poole for passing your practical driving test today 6th May on the first attempt! You have always been brilliant, starting in our under 17s sessions with Chrissy, picking up driving quickly and loving it. I have loved teaching you (after your dad convinced me you were not toooooo far away to teach 🤣) and I will miss our lessons. Congratulations again, go change your insurance and enjoy driving you car everyday from all of us at Independent Driving Bournemouth.

Leanne Squires from Branksome

Leanne Squires from Branksome

Many Congratulations to Leanne Squires from Branksome who passed her test today 5th May on the first attempt with only 3 driver faults.
Leanne contacted Independent Driving only 2 weeks before her scheduled test, and both Leanne and Instructor Matt worked very hard to make sure she was test ready in a very short timescale. We have had a strange day today with the weather and their picture had to be taken inside the car because of a massive hail storm going on outside!! Congratulations again from the team at Independent Driving Bournemouth

osh Whitticase from Lychett Matravers

Josh Whitticase from Lychett Matravers

Congratulations to Josh Whitticase from Lychett Matravers who passed his test today 28th April 2021 in Dorchester on the first attempt with only 2 driver faults.
As you can see, Josh chose to do the test in his own car which he’d got used to during lockdown.
Josh managed all this with only 6 hours of professional tuition with instructor Matt, and plenty of private practice with Mum and Dad!
Well done Josh from all the team at Independent Driving Bournemouth

Nathaniel Mason from Poole

Nathaniel Mason from Poole

Congratulations Nathaniel Mason who passed first time today 21st December. Darren tells us ‘Nathaniel has put in extra lessons after 2nd lockdown to make sure he was ready. Not only that but had a few trips out with his parents. He’s been a fantastic pupil and one that I’ll miss teaching’
Congratulations and Merry Christmas from the team!

Fatima Malik from Poole

Fatima Malik from Poole

Congratulations Fatima Malik from Poole for passing your Automatic driving test 4th November 2020
Fatima has worked so hard juggling being a doctor at Bournemouth hospital and having lessons with her instructor Hamish but passing will change everything as she will be able to drive to work instead of using the bus!
Well done Fatima and thank you for everything you do at the hospital from the team at Independent Driving

Tristian Ansel from Poole

Tristian Ansel from Poole

Congratulations Tristian Ansel from Poole who passed his driving test today under the guidance of his instructor Martin 28th Oct 2020
Just in case anyone is not sure Tristian is in the car, it was pouring down today and wanted to keep his pass certificate dry!
Well done Tristian and as soon as you get your car all up together enjoy the independence you have earned!

Alex Hilton - Meredith from Parkstone, Poole

Alex Hilton - Meredith from Parkstone, Poole

Congratulations Alex Hilton – Meredith from Parkstone, Poole who successfully passed her driving test today 28th Oct 2020
Alex had a great drive and controlled everything in the miserable weather that she was given!
Karen your instructor said you are looking forward to driving your own car and really enjoyed the time she had teaching you.
Well done Alex from everyone at the independent driving school.

Dominic Kasprzykouski from Poole

Dominic Kasprzykouski from Poole

Congratulations Dominic Kasprzykouski from Poole who successfully passed his driving test today 1st time 26th October 2020.
Dom did a fast tract course with his instructor Martin who said he was great to teach as he was so switched on and can see why he runs the family business alongside his Dad.
Only a few days to go Dom and you will be getting your very own first car.
Great effort Dom from everyone at the Independent Driving School

Tom Loveland from Poole

Tom Loveland from Poole

Congratulations Tom Loveland from Poole who passed his driving test today 19th Oct 1st time.
Tom will now have no excuse not to share the family driving now so we are sure he will be getting lots of time behind the wheel!
Well done Tom from everyone at the Independent Driving School

Jasmine Toms from Hamworthy

Jasmine Toms from Hamworthy

Congratulations Jasmine Toms from Hamworthy who passed 1st time today 16th October with just 2 faults. Jasmine came to us with her test already booked and was egar to put time and effort into making sure she passed. She’s been fantastic to work with and now just needs to switch her insurance over and she’s ready for her new independence.
Congratulations from your instructor Darren and the rest of the team!

Jasmin Murphy from Upton

Jasmin Murphy from Upton

Congratulations Jasmin Murphy from Upton on your 1st time pass today 8th October.
Jasmin took 2 under 17 sessions with instructor Chrissy before lockdown, then turned 17 during lockdown so 10 hours later and lots of driving with mum and dad (thank you) you deserved your 1st time pass! And thank you so much for the flowers.
Congratulations from everyone on the team at Independent Driving

Sophie Phillips from Creekmoor

Sophie Phillips from Creekmoor

Congratulations to Sophie Phillips from Creekmoor who passed her test today 6th October in Dorchester with only 2 minor faults. Sophie only started having professional tuition with Instructor Matt in July, and achieved the required standard in only 12 hours, although she also did lots of driving in her own Mini with her Dad.
Sophie has always given 100% of her efforts to the task in had and throughly deserved her first time pass today!!
Well done Sophie from the whole team at Independent Driving.

Kayne Rutterford from Poole

Kayne Rutterford from Poole

Congratulations Kayne Rutterford from Poole who aced his 1st driving test this morning 5th Oct 2020 gaining his full licence.
Kayne was able to drive (banger racing) before taking lessons but needed to understand the rules of the road and that’s where his instructor Martin came into the frame. Together they worked hard and today the result was exactly what they both wanted.
1st car brought yesterday and we are sure your girlfriend will appreciate getting picked up later.
Well done Kayne from the team at Independent Driving

Joanna Sun from Poole

Joanna Sun from Poole

Congratulations to Joanna Sun from Poole who successfully passed her automatic driving test today 26th Sept first time. So close to a faultless pass but Joanna isn’t complaining with the 1 minor as this gives her the independence she so wanted and the children will be super happy now mum can drive!
Well done Joanna from Hamish your instructor and all the team at Independent Driving.

Andrew Cox from Poole

Andrew Cox from Poole

Congratulations Andrew Cox from Poole who passed his driving test 1st time today 18th September 2020.
Andrew had never driven before and did an intensive course with Martin over 4 weeks.
New car this week and new job in October so quite a good couple of months!
Well done Andrew from us all at the Independent Driving School

Dan Sharland From Poole

Dan Sharland From Poole

Many congratulations to Dan Sharland who passed his driving test today 9th September at Dorchester test centre on the first attempt with just 1 driver fault!! A fantastic result.
Dan got his test during lockdown postponed and wasn’t able to rebook his preferred test centre at Poole, so Dan and instructor Matt worked really hard to get used to a different area.
Well done Dan from all at Independent Driving. Now you can trade in your moped for your first car!

Congratulations Phoeby Skinner from Poole

Phoeby Skinner from Poole

Congratulations Phoeby Skinner from Poole who passed her driving test 1st time today 8th September 2020.
Phoeby had a great drive and her examiner was so complimentary about your high speed roads and confidence in overtaking.
Now you have passed you can’t jinx failing and can now look and find your first car.
Well done again from Martin your instructor and the team at Independent Driving.

Jack Veil from Poole

Jack Veil from Poole

And we are off again, today with Jack Veil from Poole who after having to wait for months has passed his driving test today 1st time 13th August 2020.

Jack was only given his test date with 24 hours notice so along with instructor Martin they set off today with one goal. To pass!

Jack has got his car so will be happily driving by himself very soon.

Well done Jack from the team at Independent Driving.

Millie Kelsall from Poole

Millie Kelsall from Poole

Congratulations Millie Kelsall from Poole who passed first time today with ZERO faults!!!! This is an amazing achievement which is quite rare, you should be very proud of yourself.

Millie was one of the people who’s test was cancelled due to lockdown and got the email telling her to rebook it last week.

Thankfully during lockdown she had the opportunity to drive around with her parents which has given her plenty of experience. Instructor Darren says “I’m pleased to have helped Millie pass first time like her sister a couple of years ago. Now they have to fight over who gets the car for the day!”

Congratulations on you fantastic achievement today from everyone here at Independent Driving Bournemouth.

Harvey Durrant of Taunton

Alicia Barnes from Poole.

Congratulations Alicia Barnes from Poole who passed her driving test 1st time today 18th February 2020.

Passing today means Alicia will be able to drive herself to college in Dorchester instead of getting busses or trains which will make the journey a lot easier.

Well done Alicia from your instructor Martin and the team at Independent Driving.

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Amber March from Poole.

Congratulations to Amber March from Organford who passed first time today 7th February 2020.

Darren told us Amber was very nervous before her test but we did well trying to get her to calm down.

Amber has been a fantastic pupil and now my Saturdays are no longer going to be quite as fun.

Have fun car shopping and then no longer having to get on the long bus journey to work!

Congratulations from us all at Independent Driving Bournemouth.

Emily Stanbury from Churchstanton, Taunton.

Chris Martin of Poole.

Congratulations Chris Martin from Upton who passed today 06/02/2020.

Chris was so over joyed after hearing he passed he quickly jumped out the car and began jumping around.

Like his sister Chris got to drive around a lot with his parents and all those extra hours on the road are always great for experience.

Well done from all of us and especially your instructor Darren.

Rowan Donovan from Taunton

Holly Trowbridge from Poole.

Congratulations Holly Trowbridge from Poole who successfully passed her driving test 28th January 2020 with just 3 minors.

With that extra help getting practice in from dad you can now drive yourself wherever you want in your own car.

Keep smiling Holly and we’ll done from us all at the Independent Driving School and especially your driving instructor Martin.

Jijin John of Taunton

Lizzie Williams from Poole.

Congratulations to Lizzie Williams from Poole who passed her practical driving test today with only 1 fault!

Lizzie did really well today dealing with the traffic from closed roads due to flooding over night with the examiner giving her plenty of praise when they got back.

Your instructor Darren says ‘She’s been fantastic to teach and a pupil I will miss. Have fun driving your friends and brother to school!’

Well done on such a fantastic result from all of us at Independent Driving.

Elin Hughes from Taunton.

Kai Knott of Poole.

Congratulations Kai Knott from Hamworthy who passed his driving test 1st time today 14th January 2020.

With such windy and wet conditions on the roads today Kai held his nerve and gave a great drive and as soon as his car which he got last week is insured, his first trip should be to the gym.

Well done Kai from Martin your driving Instructor and all of us at the Independent Driving School.

Nancy Hawksworth of Taunton

Michael Brown from Poole.

Congratulations Michael Brown from Poole who today 28th November passed his driving test 1st time.

Martin your instructor said you worked really hard to prepare yourself for this day Michael and he knows how much it means to you.

If you need any help with driving just let us know and we wish you every success in the future.

Well done from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Adam Bowers from Taunton

Brandon Haywood from Poole.

Congratulations Brandon Haywood from Poole for passing your driving test 1st time 18th November.

Martin said you did your fast track course with him and always drove like you were going to on your test.

Soon as you get your car which will hopefully be very soon you will away and driving wherever you want.

Well done again Brandon from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Arvid Sabel from Taunton

Jake Perch of Poole.

Congratulations Jake Perch from Upton who passed his driving test today 1st time 14th November.

Jake spent 6 weeks learning with Martin on a fast track course.

Martin said he was eager to learn and got his own car only last week so is ready to go.

Well done Jake from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Maricar Umbal of Taunton

Corben Evans from Poole.

Congratulations Corben Evans from Poole who passed his driving test today 8th October 1st time.

Corben came to Independent Driving after getting let down by his previous instructor so after doing a mini intensive course passed under the guidance of Martin.

Corben has his own car and is looking forward to driving it as soon as he can.

Well done from all of us at the Independent Driving School.

Stan Pcric from Taunton

Fin Greenslade from Poole.

Congratulations Fin Greenslade from Poole who passed his driving test today 30th September.

Fin has been and is saving hard to get his first car and is so looking forward to when he has enough and can then enjoy all the hard work he put in to pass.

Martin your instructor said he really enjoyed the time he spent helping you and will be ready to have a few hours together when you are ready just so you don’t pick up any odd habits along the way when you are ready.

Great result for you Fin and well done from everyone at the Independent Driving School.

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Congratulations to Thomas Shaw of Bridgwater on his driving test pass.

You Could Be Next!

We love to showcase our students on their big day as they achieve independence.

If you are currently taking lessons with us, then this space will be yours very soon.

 If you are thinking of taking lessons with us, then we would love to reserve a space for you too!

Harvey Durrant of Taunton

Alicia Barnes from Poole.

Congratulations Alicia Barnes from Poole who passed her driving test 1st time today 18th February 2020.

Passing today means Alicia will be able to drive herself to college in Dorchester instead of getting busses or trains which will make the journey a lot easier.

Well done Alicia from your instructor Martin and the team at Independent Driving.

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Amber March of Poole.

Congratulations to Amber March from Organford who passed first time today 7th February 2020.

Darren told us Amber was very nervous before her test but we did well trying to get her to calm down.

Amber has been a fantastic pupil and now my Saturdays are no longer going to be quite as fun.

Have fun car shopping and then no longer having to get on the long bus journey to work!

Congratulations from us all at Independent Driving Bournemouth

Emily Stanbury from Churchstanton, Taunton.

Chris Martin of Poole.

Congratulations Chris Martin from Upton who passed today 06/02/2020.

Chris was so over joyed after hearing he passed he quickly jumped out the car and began jumping around.

Like his sister Chris got to drive around a lot with his parents and all those extra hours on the road are always great for experience.

Well done from all of us and especially your instructor Darren.

Rowan Donovan from Taunton

Holly Trowbridge from Poole.

Congratulations Holly Trowbridge from Poole who successfully passed her driving test 28th January 2020 with just 3 minors.

With that extra help getting practice in from dad you can now drive yourself wherever you want in your own car.

Keep smiling Holly and we’ll done from us all at the Independent Driving School and especially your driving instructor Martin.

Jijin John of Taunton

Lizzie Williams from Poole.

Congratulations to Lizzie Williams from Poole who passed her practical driving test today with only 1 fault!

Lizzie did really well today dealing with the traffic from closed roads due to flooding over night with the examiner giving her plenty of praise when they got back.

Your instructor Darren says ‘She’s been fantastic to teach and a pupil I will miss. Have fun driving your friends and brother to school!’

Well done on such a fantastic result from all of us at Independent Driving.

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

Kai Knott of Poole.

Congratulations Kai Knott from Hamworthy who passed his driving test 1st time today 14th January 2020.

With such windy and wet conditions on the roads today Kai held his nerve and gave a great drive and as soon as his car which he got last week is insured, his first trip should be to the gym.

Well done Kai from Martin your driving Instructor and all of us at the Independent Driving School.

Nancy Hawksworth of Taunton

Michael Brown from Poole.

Congratulations Michael Brown from Poole who today 28th November passed his driving test 1st time.

Martin your instructor said you worked really hard to prepare yourself for this day Michael and he knows how much it means to you.

If you need any help with driving just let us know and we wish you every success in the future.

Well done from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Adam Bowers from Taunton

Brandon Haywood from Poole.

Congratulations Brandon Haywood from Poole for passing your driving test 1st time 18th November.

Martin said you did your fast track course with him and always drove like you were going to on your test.

Soon as you get your car which will hopefully be very soon you will away and driving wherever you want.

Well done again Brandon from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Arvid Sabel from Taunton

Jake Perch of Poole.

Congratulations Jake Perch from Upton who passed his driving test today 1st time 14th November.

Jake spent 6 weeks learning with Martin on a fast track course.

Martin said he was eager to learn and got his own car only last week so is ready to go.

Well done Jake from us all at the Independent Driving School.

Maricar Umbal of Taunton

Corben Evans from Poole.

Congratulations Corben Evans from Poole who passed his driving test today 8th October 1st time.

Corben came to Independent Driving after getting let down by his previous instructor so after doing a mini intensive course passed under the guidance of Martin.

Corben has his own car and is looking forward to driving it as soon as he can.

Well done from all of us at the Independent Driving School.

Stan Pcric from Taunton

Fin Greenslade from Poole.

Congratulations Fin Greenslade from Poole who passed his driving test today 30th September.

Fin has been and is saving hard to get his first car and is so looking forward to when he has enough and can then enjoy all the hard work he put in to pass.

Martin your instructor said he really enjoyed the time he spent helping you and will be ready to have a few hours together when you are ready just so you don’t pick up any odd habits along the way when you are ready.

Great result for you Fin and well done from everyone at the Independent Driving School.