Rapide Driving School Student Reviews

What Our Students Say

Learners just like you get on the road with our instructors every day. Here’s what they say about us:

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.”

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.”

Haabil Abdullah

Haabil Abdullah

Instructor: Hitz

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

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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.”

Neha Patel

Neha Patel

Instructor: Matt

“A great way to learn driving – Matt put me at ease from day one and the feedback at the end of every lesson was incredibly useful in knowing exactly what I needed to improve each time.

The instruction is very friendly and tailored for each leaner, and I’d happily recommend Rapide to anyone learning to drive.”

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!

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.”

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.”

Kieran Baker

Kieran Baker

Instructor: Matt

“I highly recommend Matt as an instructor. He taught me how to drive without any problems, and I thank him a lot for that. Definitely worth learning with.”

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!

Fiona Brown

Fiona Brown

Instructor: Matt

“Learning to drive with Rapide has been such a great experience! Matt is a brilliant instructor and, I honestly think, without him I would have taken much longer to pass my test. The motivation, clear personalised advice and friendly environment you get with Rapide Driving school mean that I would recommend it to everyone who is thinking of learning to drive.

I can’t imagine a better instructor. Thank you Rapide for teaching me to drive!”

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!

Verity Hunt-Sheppard

Verity Hunt-Sheppard

Instructor: Matt

“I passed with only one minor and on my first attempt with Rapide. I loved the extra resources on the website such as the videos.

Since passing I’ve had motor training with Rapide which I’d thoroughly recommend. Thanks Matt!”

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!”

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!

Ikhira Thandi

Ikhira Thandi

Instructor: Hitz

“Hitz is an amazing instructor. Doesn’t waste your time or money, plus passed first time with him!”

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!”

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.

Carla Babey

Carla Babey

Instructor: Matt

I couldnt be any more thankful to Matt than i already am! From the very beginning of my driving lessons he has always put me at ease and made me believe i had what it took to take my test. From my very first time behind the wheel right up to my test he believed in me and made me believe in myself! He had such a professional approach to learning me to drive but also a calming/friendly manner. I would 110% recommend Matt (Rapide Driving School) and im so glad i chose you to start my journey with. Thank you

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!”

Claire Spiby

Claire Spiby

Instructor: Matt

“Matt is an amazing driving instructor, filled me with confidence and was extremely encouraging throughout my learning experience. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone that wants to learn as he is patient and very easy to get along with. He helped me pass in just over six months so give him a ring!”

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Instructor: Matt

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

Tylah Wright

Tylah Wright

Instructor: Matt

“Matt is an excellent instructor, he has a lot of patience and was very supportive along with a great sense of humour. Every lesson we had a good laugh as well as learning how to drive!

I never thought I would pass my test in a hundred years but Matt gave me the confidence and I passed! I couldn’t ask for a better instructor and I would highly recommend him. Thank you so much.”

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.

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!”

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.

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!”

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!

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Instructor: Matt

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

Luke Glassford

Luke Glassford

Instructor: Matt

Matt is a great instructor and helped put me at ease straight-away in the car. Well recommended.