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Once you pass your test with us, please feel free to email me to leave a review of your instructor. We will then add it to this page.

Emily Shepherd reviewed Newmans Driving School – 5 star

Dave is an excellent driving instructor - he is extremely knowledgeable, supportive, calm and encouraging. I had genuine fun learning to drive with Dave and am so thankful for everything he taught me. My only regret is that I had to move away from the area before being able to pass my test. When I do eventually do my test, I will owe everything to Dave! Thank you so much for everything!

Izzy Coltherd reviewed Newmans Driving School – 5 star

Thank you so much for all your help with driving. I will definitely be recommending you!!!

Chelsea Jarvis reviewed Newmans Driving School – 5 star

After 3 years off driving and on and off! I did a week intensive course with Dave! Today I did my test and passed first time! Highly recommend awesome driving instructor, very lovely and supports you throughout the whole thing! Couldn’t of done it without dave! Definitely will be recommending to a lot of people ??

I always thought that learning to drive would be a daunting and a bit stressful, but other than the tests :)

I did enjoy learning!!

When I eventually get my own car i'll try to always be safe, considerate driver as you taught me, and in the meantime, I definately feel like I am a more considerate and aware cyclist these days.


I was a bit overwhelmed yesterday to say a proper thank you, so wanted to drop you an email.  We have been very impressed with the calm and patient approach you have taken with teaching Felicity to drive since March, especially as she was so nervous to start with.  Thank you for boosting her confidence and making her into a safe and cautious driver. We will be in touch again when our youngest comes of age!

Dave is an extremely thorough and methodical instructor and takes great pride in his work. He is reliable and punctual and makes learning to drive a stress-free experience. I passed first time (first person in my family to do so) but I feel like I learnt to drive rather than just learnt to pass the test! I'm just sorry it took me so long to post this review!


a truely good instructer - Dave really helped me build my confidence back in driving as i had previously had a bad experience with another driving instructer, i failed my first test but Dave got me straight back on the road and ready to take another test just after i think it was about 12 days. Thankyou so much i now have my own car, i would recomend Dave to anyone he is truely good at his job !! 


 I have passed! - I will recommend anybody who wants to take driving lessons with a good reliable and patient instructor to DAVE.I was almost giving up as my former instructor had told me that i will never be able to drive and then a friend refered me to Dave and i passed second time.He is the best in South West. Vanessa

 I took lessons last year with a company and didnt get on so well, this year after just one lesson with Dave I realised I had found the right instructor for me. Dave is very approachable, explains thing patiently and in a way I understood and generally an A1 instructor. I seriously cant give Dave enough praise. Dave your a star, thankyou so much for all your patience and the laughs along the way. Ness

Thank you so much for being such a patient and fantastic driving instructor. I honestly thought I would never be able to do it-but I have! and even better, I actually enjoy driving now, which I certainly never expected!


I really appreciated Dave's patience and easygoing nature combined with his excellent teaching techniques. I had a couple of other instructors before Dave but never seemed to get anywhere. I was thrilled to have finally passed my driving test!


Friendly and patient, Dave was a fantastic teacher. His teaching was very helpful in re-familiarising myself with driving over 15 years since my last (failed) test. With Dave I passed first time!


Great. - Dave was very patient with me and helped me feel confident about driving after dreading it initially. I never thought I would but I actually started to enjoy driving! Thanks Dave for all the time you invested in me and for being flexible and accommodating.


.Dave is a brilliant instructor and came highly recommended from a friend, I have also recommended Dave to many of my friends and family. He gave me every confidence to pass my test which I did pass 1st time!!! Tori

. I started with Dave from scratch and he has been FAB! very patient and friendly, got to know each other really well over the months. And he got me through my test without me having a car to practise in - did the whole thing in his lessons! as he is a private instructor he treats you like a PERSON and not just another statistic. You won't get a better instructor in the South West. Thank you!!  David F

. 1st time!Dave is an excellent instructor.He has a clear lesson plan to take you step by step quickily and confidently.Unlike my previous instructor,Dave kept an up-to-date record of my progress that was never confused with his other students.I was very nervous about driving but I felt confident in Dave that he wouldn''t push me too far-this then allowed me to become a confident driver. Thanks Dave Abigail

. Dave ticks all the boxes for requirements to learn to drive. Clear, calm and concise instructions make it very easy to learn and his commitment to making you a better driver as well as getting you to pass is excellent. Before Dave, i had lessons with a well known company, and they do not even compare. I was able to pass my test over an 10 week period. Thanks Dave!! From Lloyd

. I started learning with Dave after he was recommended to me. My previous instructor didn''t really give me an opportunity to learn for myself and was always telling me what to do. Dave allowed me to have independence (I could learn from my own mistakes), was very informative and lessons were always well prepared before hand. I am very grateful and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dave!!  Emma

.pass first time - I passed my test the first time with Dave! I have been with different instructors prior to Dave but i can''t get on with them because I''m so nervous behind the wheels. He is handpicked by God for me, Dave is the most calmest, coolest, and honest instructor of them all! He is very patient and encourages you to do your very best, then helps and guides you in good faith. Thank you very much!  Cynthia

 . Dave is a fantastic driving instructor, very patient and willing to work at a speed that is comfortable with you. I passed first time with Dave and now feel incredibly confident whilst driving. Thanks for your all hard work in helping me pass! Chloe

. I made the mistake initialy of booking cheap lessons and was paying £14 per hour, but I could not stand him shouting at me anymore, turning up late and finishing earlier and talking down to me. Then I  switched to Dave. I learnt more in 10 hours than I did in the whole time with my previous instructor, he is everything that my previous instructor is not, patient punctual and very polite and I passed 1st Time. Thanks a Million. Cathy

. Dave is a fantastic driving instructor who makes you feel comfortable and confident. Thanks to Dave I passed both my practical and theory first time and I saved alot of money compared to if I had used another instructor. I would recommend Dave to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Ned.

. Good teaching! You also gave Mulu the extra confidence she needed to pass her test. Thanks! Jon

. I always looked forward to my lessons and would leave increasingly confident and well informed. I would recommend Dave Newman to anyone looking to take lessons. Always a friendly face, Dave is an absolutley fantastic teacher. As well as being very patient and friendly, he is punctual .and organised. I thouroughly enjoyed my time with Newman''s driving school and thanks to Dave passed first time. Becky

.  I passed my test 1st time today. Dave was brilliant, very patient and just generally a great teacher. Couldn''t have done it without him! I would recomend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Laura

 .  I recently passed my driving test and would like to say a BIG thank you to my instructor Dave. I got on very well with Dave and his style of teaching. He is a very patient and affable teacher and I would highly recommend Newmans to people I know. James

. I  passed my driving test yesterday 19th April and i would like to take this opportunity to thank my instructor Dave! Dave has been tremendous! always on time, always patient and very knowledgable! it is fair to say that i wasnt always confident when i started learning but due to dave''s superb work ethic and his great ability to teach, my confidence grew greatly! Thanks Dave! you are superb! Gary

.I think it''s very important that pupils get along with their driving teachers and with Dave it''s very easy as he''s a very nice guy. He''s also a good teacher, I highly recommend him. Alec

.Dave''s brill!!! - Hi Dave!! I just want to thank you so much for your time!!! We got there in the end and it was all because of you!! I dont know myself now!! I will highly recommend you to everyone know!!! Thank you very much again Vicki

.Just another message to say thanks for everything and helping me pass my test, since i passed iv''e been driving everywhere, to work, college, and i were planning for me to drive down to Devon soon, which should be fun! But i really am enjoying driving and im just glad i passed first time with your help. Hope i see you around some time! Thanks for all your help again. Matt S

.Punctual and reliable service. Dave demonstrated a great deal of care and professionalism throughout the course. His kind and considerate manner created the perfect atomsphere to learn to drive stress-free! Sabrina

.Thank to Dave i passed my test first time He is a great instructor with lots of patience, he makes you feel at ease and helps you to build your confidence. Thanks a million Dave! Deb

.Passed 1st time! - Less than 3 weeks behind the wheel with no other driving experience and Dave got me through 1st time! Unbelievable! Top bloke. By: Sian

. Passed 1st time - Mark is such a great teacher. Couldn''t have passed 1st time without him. He is really patient and friendly. He was my fourth driving instructor and was definately the best. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thanks Mark By: Sarah Bullen

.Just passed my test thanks to Dave, he really is great at building your confidence and very thorough regarding getting the knowledge needed to pass your test, topman! Thanks again, Jessica :)

. 28 Hours start to finish in just over 2 weeks, first time Pass, cant thank you enough Cheers Dave Charlie.

.Comments = I did it! Thanks to Dave, I can pass the most difficult driving test in the world. Now I am going to take some Pass Plus tuition later. Cool! lol

Passed and Proud!!! - Ive just passed my test and am extremely happy. From my first lesson to my last, Dave has been great, very helpful. My brother and sister have also passed 1st time with Dave, so its well worth learning with him. Cant fault it at all. I was a nervous wreck on my first lesson, but ive been able to overcome that and can now look forward to a lifetime of driving, all thanks to Dave Newman. Cheers!! Claire

I Done It! I Passed! 1st Time!!!! - Anyone Wishing To Drive I Would Recommend Newmans Driving School . Also An Intensive Course, I Had 40 Hours In 3 Weeks But We Did It!!! Dave Was Very Patient & Reliable. I Never Drove Before & Was Very Nervous But He Was Great Helping Me & I Passed First Time. Thanks Newmans Driving School : ) Sabrina

Good instructor - Thoroughly recommend this driving school. Really patient and extremely reliable. Always turned up on time and never let me down. Sarah

Just Passed My test - Dave was brilliant, really patient and got me through first time. Cant believe it. Thanks a million Sarah

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