Rapide Driving School Student Reviews

What Our Students Say

We currently have over 160 positive reviews across Google and Facebook from real-life students – with an average rating of 5/5 – so you can be sure that we offer a professional, friendly service that comes highly recommended.

Here’s just a sample of what they say about us:

Helena March

Helena March

Instructor: Matt

“Matt is an excellent instructor. He really gave me a confidence boost and enabled me to keep my nerves as ease.

Also I passed my test with him first time. Thank you Matt!”

Jon Stevenson

Jon Stevenson

Instructor: Matt

“Matt is a 5 Star driving instructor! He really made me feel confident at the wheel with his clear instructions. His methods for the manoeuvres were top class.

He was also very flexible for lessons and nearer the test, it felt like it was as important to him, as it was to me. I passed with 2 minors.”

Kristian Riley

Kristian Riley

Instructor: Matt

“Superb instructor! From start to finish Matt has been brilliant. I was very nervous about driving but Matt found a way to settle my nerves, focusing on you as an individual with goals set after each lesson to bring the best out in you as a safe driver.

The driving methods implemented were very good and I liked the simplicity in which Matt would explain everything to me perfectly. My level of concentration needed to improve, Matt helped me to to do this and become a better driver. Lesson by lesson Matt would motivate me with wise words – he’s more than a driving instructor and goes above and beyond his duties.

It’s much more on a personal level I feel I have made a friend. I thank you for pushing me and working hard with me to make me pass my driving test.

Best driving instructor around!”

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Karen Kennedy

Karen Kennedy

Instructor: Matt

“Having tried to learn to drive on and off for the past 33 years, Matt was the only instructor that had the patience and gave me confidence to carry on and pass my test first time.

I would definitely recommend Matt to anybody, thanks Matt!”

Sheka Richardson

Sheka Richardson

Instructor: Matt

“No words can describe the gratitude I have for Matt, from day one Matt has literally made my driving experience an absolute dream. I had several instructors long before Matt but hadn’t really had the best experience, Rapide Driving School has by far an outstanding and professional approach when it comes to driving, never has Matt made me feel like giving up and gave me plenty of encouragement from the very beginning.

The methods covering every driving aspect are easy and simple to understand, I feel without Matt I would never have passed today and he always made me want to keep carrying on even when I felt like giving up. When learning to drive it’s important to find the right instructor and Matt has my full support on recommending him.

Thank you Matt for all your hard work and patience, just goes to show with a little encouragement and faith you can reach the goals you aim for. 100% rating for Rapide!”

Kimmy Ling

Kimmy Ling

Instructor: Hitz

“Hitz was a brilliant instructor! He always did his best in teaching me and would tell me what I needed to improve on in order to pass my test. Gave me a comfortable environment in learning to drive that was stress free.

Would definitely recommend family and friends to go with Rapide Driving School. Thank you so much Hitz!”

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Instructor: Matt

“Can’t thank matt enough for teaching me how to drive, would highly recommend to others.”

Alex Oldham

Alex Oldham

Instructor: Matt

Matt was a brilliant instructor. He is very friendly which helps makes the lessons more enjoyable and more comfortable. His techniques used during driving were great and really helped me complete the manoeuvres and deal with situations. He helps you build confidence on the road. He has a great resources on his website and what he uses during your lessons and can be used at home, which help you to practise with clear instructions. I highly recommend Matt as he was brilliant and definitely worth learning with.

Haabil Abdullah

Haabil Abdullah

Instructor: Hitz

Hitz great instructor, good teacher, helped me pass my test first time. Cheers bud

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Instructor: Matt

Absolutely brillaint instructor… passed first time, easy to get along with, very good teacher, very calm and collected with great feedback at the end of every lesson! Also a great website to keep learning from even when you’re on your own at home!

Teigan Jane

Teigan Jane

Instructor: Hitz

My driving instructor was Hitz!! Best instructor I’ve ever had, couldn’t recommend him enough to other students who want to learn to drive, comfortable, reassuring and easy going. When I lost all confidence Hitz help me gain that back and help me get my pass I wanted. Thank you!

Harry Linnet

Harry Linnet

Instructor: Matt

Nothing to fault, quality, reliable instructor, recommended by a friend and not a bad word to say. Also have quite a few people I know learning with the same company who express the same opinion.

Jake Holder

Jake Holder

Instructor: Matt

Amazing instructor that makes it easy and comfortable. Highly recommend

Carla Barwell

Carla Barwell

Instructor: Matt

“Thank you so much to Matt, he really helped me overcome my nerves and pass my test, he’s a fantastic instructor, always positive and calm, so would highly recommend him if you want to learn to learn to drive and pass your test!”

Matt Winning (Parent)

Matt Winning (Parent)

Instructor: Matt

“We’ve had some great teaching with more than plenty of patience from Matt at Rapide.

He’s been very flexible with lesson times and the odd last minute change we’ve had to make. I know at times we’ve not been the easiest customer to deal with but he has catered for everything we needed/requested.

Nice one mate, cheers.”

Billy Marriot

Billy Marriot

Instructor: Matt

“Matt was brilliant, I was unsure about driving to begin with but he helped me with my confidence and helped me gain all the skills I needed to pass first time – the same as all my friends who also learnt with Rapide Driving School.”

Phillip Clarke

Phillip Clarke

Instructor: Hitz

So pleased with Rapide. I’d had three instructors before I had lessons with Hitz and they were pitched just right for me. Am pleased to have passed my driving test today. Would definitely recommend.

Samuel Underwood

Samuel Underwood

Instructor: Matt

Couldn’t agree more with people’s comments below about Matt’s teaching style. So calm and builds your confidence on the road!

Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson

Instructor: Matt

“Matt was a brilliant instructor. He was highly reliable and a very friendly person, who put me at ease with my driving, despite me lacking confidence and self-belief.

I passed on my first attempt, with only getting one minor. His teaching style is great and I would recommend him to anyone beginning driving. Thanks for everything Matt.”

Ryan Widdicombe

Ryan Widdicombe

Instructor: Hitz

“Brilliant instructor, would definitely recommend to anyone. Passed with Hitz first time with no minors – just proves how good he is!

Cheers again Hitz.”

Katie Berry

Katie Berry

Instructor: Matt

Passed my practical today (first time with 2 minors!) and I have to hand it to Matt. I had 27 lessons with a previous instructor and thought I wasn’t getting anywhere – Matt was recommended to me and from the first lesson with him I knew he was great. My confidence has come on leaps and bounds! He prepared me really well for my test and having the videos (online) made everything even easier. Highly recommend � thank you so much Matt!

Mick Box

Mick Box

Instructor: Hitz

“Thanks to Hitz I passed my test first time with only four faults – over the moon.

Would advise anyone who is thinking of learning to drive… Forget the rest and use the best! Thanks again Hitz!”

Maddie Daley

Maddie Daley

Instructor: Matt

“Matt is an absolutely brilliant driving instructor. I was so nervous before my first lesson, but he quickly put me at ease, and my lessons covered everything at the perfect pace, so I never felt too far out of my comfort zone but I also always felt that I was being encouraged to push myself to be better each time.

Matt gives you really detailed feedback at the end of each lesson, and also during the lesson, which really helps to direct you in what to focus on to bring your driving up to a really high level.

I could not be happier with my experience of learning to drive, and I would absolutely recommend Matt to anyone. Thank you so much, I honestly never thought I would be able to pass my driving test first time but learning with Rapide made that possible.”

Remy Burke

Remy Burke

Instructor: Matt

I’m so happy with the quality of teaching at Rapide. Matt was patient, supportive and filled me with confidence. He made the lessons fun at the same time as informative, and he went the extra mile to prepare me for every aspect of the test.The lessons were full of variety and were very enjoyable.

Matt, I can’t thank you enough!

Sophie Tams

Sophie Tams

Instructor: Hitz

My diving instructor was Hitz, and I highly recommend him if you’re considering. Hitz is able to teach you in a comfortable and relaxed environment whilst giving beneficial constructive criticism on technique and observation to maximise chance of passing. I’ve seen Hitz adapt his teaching style to fit his different learners’ skill set and his unique teaching style covers all the bases of the driving test, as well as skills you will use for life. I passed first time after an intensive course with Hitz, and I truly believe I wouldn’t have been as prepared as I was if it wasn’t for his teaching and support.

Thomas Spiby

Thomas Spiby

Instructor: Matt

Matt is an awesome guy and a great instructor. Would definatley recomend matt to learners. Thanks matt for all your help and il see you on the road.

Andy Koovitz

Andy Koovitz

Instructor: Matt

“Matt was a great instructor. He explains everything thoroughly in a way that would suit all, and whenever I was nervous, Matt would reassure and calm any nerves. He sets you up in a manner that you will be ready to go into a test confident you will pass.

I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Rapide Driving and would recommend Matt to anyone. Much appreciated and many thanks.”

Daniel

Daniel

Instructor: Hitz

Hitz was a great instructor and would recommend over anyone else. Knowledagable, flexible, all you need to get your hands on that certificate! Good job.

Lukas Renke

Lukas Renke

Instructor: Hitz

Hitz is best instructor with his help i pass my driving test. He is explain everythink in the way for me to understud. Hi is instructor that i recomend to friends.

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Instructor: Matt

Great, reliable instructor who’s easy to get along with, got me to pass first time. Thanks Matt