About us

About us

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Not Your Normal Driving School

We pride ourselves on being not only professional but also friendly and approachable.  We know how important it is to have an approachable instructor and we also want your memories of learning to drive to be fond ones!  We use both fully qualified and trainee instructors, the trainee instructors MUST meet our standards, as experience counts for a lot in this profession. Our trainee instructors are monitored during some lessons, so some lessons you may get the benefit of 2 instructors for the price of one!  All instructors proudly display a green badge if they are qualified in the windscreen, whilst trainees display a pink licence.  Just to put your mind at rest – to be a trainee instructor – you will have proven your knowledge of the Highway Code by undertaking a DVSA Theory Test, they will have passed a Driving Test with less than 6 Driver Faults and under taken 40 hours (minimum) of instructor training.  As we said, on top of that they will be monitored on some lessons until they pass their test – after that – we are still here for support at all times.  That’s why we’ve got our blog – the hub of the 1st Castle community! Full of tips as well as our latest news and success-stories. You can also meet our team and delve a little deeper into the  journey that brought them to 1st Castle.

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Please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively call our friendly team on 01243 867502

    Learn To Drive

    Driving Lessons We aim to provide a great driving instructor who will teach you to drive properly and get you to driving test standard drive as quickly as you feel…
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    Pass Plus

    Pass Plus Pass Plus was set up by the Driving Standards Agency. In trial areas it has proven to be effective in reducing the number of accidents involving new drivers. Pass…
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    Driving Lessons

    Driving Lessons We aim to provide a great driving instructor who will teach you to drive properly and get you to driving test standard drive as quickly as you feel…
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    Areas covered

    Our driving instructors conduct driving lessons covering Portsmouth | Gosport | Fareham | Havant | Waterlooville | Hayling Island | Clanfield | Petersfield | Midhurst | Petworth | Emsworth |…
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    Just Passed

    Ellie Curtis

    Congratulations Ellie Curtis, a lovely 1st time pass with only 3 minor faults. Safe happy driving xx We waited long

    Mary Crane

    What a result for Mary Crane who completed her intensive course and passed today with ZERO driving faults!!   Passed with