• Learn to Drive at any age
    from 14+ to test standard
  • 60 Hectare Site
    with full road layout
  • Gift Vouchers Available
    Ideal for Birthday and Christmas Gifts
  • It's really good ...
    ... I learnt everything really quickly,
    I passed first time!
    Shane Darward
  • My Sister and I ...
    ... both passed our test first time!
    Laura Wiseman
  • They are BRILLIANT :) ...
    ... I really enjoyed my lessons
    Jessica Graham
  • Started at aged 16 ...
    ... Very Friendly, Passed first time!
    Richard Gibbon

Driving Lessons in Carlisle - Start from the age of 14 to any age.

It's quite a scary place to learn to drive on today's busy road systems, especially with Carlisle's one way system - so why don't you start somewhere safer, with no traffic, so that you can learn to control a car before testing the roads.

New Starters Driving School has access to a full 60 hectare site with large tarmac area and road layout, just on the outskirts of Carlisle.

We can teach you how to set off safely, pull up safely, steer correctly, use the gears and clutch, engine breaking and even how to do a hill start all on your first lesson. With as little risk as possible as there's no other traffic.

You can come back and learn how to do T junctions and all your manouvers before risking the roads.

Our driving instructor, Stephen Philipson, is a fully qualified, DBS checked, DVSA approved driving instructor. He has been teaching for over 5 years with an excellent pass rate. So if you want, we would love it if you stayed with us when you venture out on the highways, 

Don't forget, we do Gift Vouchers as well!

  • Rebecca Hall

    Congratulations Rebecca.

    Rebecca started on our Pre learner site in Houghton with our instructor John Collins.

    When looking for an instructor Rebecca wanted someone who she could get along with and that had a good location. She founf that when learning to drive it was a lot less scary than she had thought it would be, Reecca found her instructors teaching methods were really good and that John was really patient with her. When asked about recommending New starters Rebecca added that she already has as it was good to have driven the test routes prior to her test and because she had such a lovely instructor.

    Thank you for your review Rebecca and we wish you safe driving for life.

  • Sophie wardle

    Sophie Wardle passed with new starters driving school in Carlisle, Sophie reviewed New starters driving school............

    When looking for an instructor Sophie wanted someone with a good reputation and somewhere she could start to learn before she was 17 years old, Sophie gained her confidence and car handling before heading onto the busy roads on our pre-learner site in Houghton, Carlisle. When learning to drive Sophie said that her off road experience had made the transition to public roads far less daunting. Sophie found her instructor John Wardles teaching methods very responsive to her performance and his feedback in particular areas of concern. Sophie would definately recommend New starters driving school as she was satisfied with the whole experience.

  • Craig Mccaul

    Well done to Craig Mccaul who passed with our new starters instructor Mark Hampton.

    Craig wrote back to us with this review.............

    When looking for an instructor Craig wanted someone who was easily accessible, had a good price, was a local business and had a good track record. When learning to drive he found it far easier than he had expected and much quicker to pick up than  with his previous instructors, Craig found his instructors teaching methods were very engaging, clear and added that pens on the window is genious. Craig has added that he would recommend new starters as lessons are indepth and engaging and he has also added to keep doing what we are doing as its working.

    Thank you Craig for your review and we wish you safe driving for life 

  • sarah martin

    Congratulations to Sarah Martin who passed first time in Carlisle with our instructor John Collins.

    When looking for an instructor Sarah wanted someone who she could start with right away and who was flexible. When learning to drive it was as she expected and she found her instructors teaching methods fine. Sarah passed first time and said this would be why she would rcommend us.

    Thank you for your review Sarah.

  • Charlotte Blackburn

    Well done to Charlotte who passed her test with new starters driving school and thankyou for your review. We recently asked charlotte what she thought about her experience with us and she had this to say.

    The most important criteria when looking for an instructor was that they had to be friendly and make you feel comfortable, she also added that a good reputation was a key factor. When learning to drive in comparison to what Charlotte thought it was going to be like she said it was a lot more stress free, her instructors teaching methods were very informative and easy to follow. We asked Charlotte if she felt able to recommend us and her response was definitely because I enjoyed my lessons and always looked forward to them.

  • Sam Clarkson

    Congratulations to Sam Clarkson for passing with our instructor Stephen after doing the intensive driving days.

    Sam found that when looking for an instructor he wanted someone with good reviews and pass rate, He also wanted an instructor that could offer him intensive lessons at a good cost. When learning to drive Sam had already had some lessons with a different instructor but found Stephens teaching methods were good with a variety of teaching methods. Sam has said he would recommend New starters driving school.

    Thanks for your review Sam.

  • Jack Watson

    Well done to Jack Watson on passing his test with new starters driving school, we asked jack if he could review us and he had this to say.

    When choosing an instructor the most important criteria was the reviews that He had seen and heard about the instructor. When learning to drive he said that his instructor had made it much easier than he had expected it to be and found his teaching methods amazing. We asked Jack if he was likely to recommend us he said yes, because his instructor John Collins was good with explaining and helping when he was struggling. We asked if there was anything he would improve about our service and Jack answered that there was nothing he would improve on.

  • Kate Lawson

    When looking for an instructor in carlisle I had to find one that was encouraging and helpful, I was taught by John wardle and found that learning to drive was better than I had expected it to be. My instructors teaching methods were very helpful and I would definitely recommend new starters driving school as they have great instructors that made learning to drive enjoyable. I passed my test on my first attempt.

  • Sarah hodgeson

    Congratulations Sarah on your test pass with John Collins.

    Sarah started her driving on our pre learner driving site in Houghton and said that this was an important factor when choosing and instructor as well as that they had to be pleasant. When learning to drive Sarah added that there is alot more to it than she had initially thought but found her instructors teaching methods were excellent and she really enjoyed her experience.

    Well done Sarah and we look forward to seeing you out and about on the roads.

  • Stuart Steel

    Stuart Steel passed with our New starters driving instructor Kenny and he wrote this about his experience......

    When looking for an instructor they had to be value for money and have good availability, Stuart also wanted a likeable instructor. When learning to drive it was as he had expected and he has rated his instructors teaching methods 10/10. Stuart has said that he would recommend us as his lessons were very productive instead of being messed about. The only thing Stuart would improve on was that he would have liked the prices a little cheaper.

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“The Cumbria Road Safety Partnership congratulates and endorses the New Starters Driving School of Carlisle in the innovative approach used in their teaching of road craft to young drivers.”