• 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!

  • Mark cottam

    Mark cottam had intensive driving days with the new starters driving instructor Stephen, he said that when choosing an instructor they had to have an excellent pass rate and had to be local, he also added that experience was a factor when choosing an instructor. When learning to drive he had expected it to be difficult but when he got into the driving it was much easier than he had thought as Stephen made him feel comfortable and his teaching methods were easy to understand. Mark said he would recommend new starters to others as the price was fair and the communication was good, adding that he couldn't think of anything to improve the driving school.

  • Nathan copping

    Well done to nathan copping who passed his test with new starters driving school, we asked Nathan to review us and this is what he had to say.

    When looking for an instructor he wanted someone with a good pass rate and that he could get on with. His instructor John Wardles teaching methods were relaxed and he made Nthan feel comfortable about driving. We asked Nathan if he would recommend us and his reply was yes as hie instructor was very good and he always got regular lessons, he couldnt think of anything to improve on as he thought everything was excellent.

  • David Leigh

    Congratulations David on passing with New starters driving school.

    David took his lessons with the New starters instructor John Wardle and had previously been on our pre-learner site to gain experience before going onto the busy roads.

    When choosing an instructor David wanted someone who was proffesional and who was up to date, he also wanted somewhere to practice before going onto the roads and with a good facebook feedback. When learning to drive david said it was good fun, more interesting and he learned more than he expected. His instructors teaching methods were brilliant and he said that the methods used to teach suited his needs. we asked David if he would recommend us and he replied, Yes definately learning to drive was fun, friendly and proffesional.

  • Daniel Ling

    Well done on your test pass in Carlisle with our New starters driving instructor John Collins.

    When looking for an instructor Dan wanted someone who was friendly and that really knew what they were doing. When learning to drive Daniel said it was much better than he had expected (He also added that his instructor John should get a raise lol), He found that Johns teaching methods were awesome and he would definately recommend new starters as were so cool. Daniel didnt have any improvements to add as he said everything was awesome.

  • Joseph Jackson

    Well done on your test pass in carlisle Joseph and many thanks for the review you sent us.

    When looking for an instructor Joseph said the most important thing was that he was able to do some of his learning before he was 17 years old that's one of the reasons he chose new starters driving school as we have an off road driving site for under 17s where he covered a lot of his driving, the other thing he wanted was an instructor with a good reputation and pass rate. When learning to drive with John Collins, Joseph said it was a lot easier than he had expected and his teaching methods were excellent. When asked if he would recommend us Joseph said yes and he already has.

  • Alice Watson

    Congratulations Alice on a well deserved test pass in Carlisle today from your instructor John Coliins.

    Alice reviewed us here at new starters and she had this to say................

    When starting with us Alice initially started on the pre learner site. She wanted an instructor who knew what the examiners were looking for, that was friendly and that knew the drivind test routes. When learning to drive Alice found that it wasnt as stressful. She found her instructors teaching methods were beneficial and that they were easy to rememeber. When asked about recommendations Alice said that she would recommend us as we are friendly and always looking to improve.

    Thank you Alice for your review and we hope to see you on the roads soon.

  • Cameron Blackley

    Cameron passed with our New starters instructor Stephen and he reviewed our services with.............

    When starting to drive Cameron first joined us on our pre learner site in Carlisle, He wanted an instructor that his friends had recommended and that he could start with earlier than 17. When learning to drive Cameron found it very in line to what he had expected and found his instructors teaching methods were easy to learn from and he was very well instructed. Cameron added he would recommend New starters as he was able to pass first time

  • Vo Gnoc Lang/ Cindy Mcmillan

    Cindy passed with Stephen Philipson in Carlisle, We asked Cindy to review our services and she said this..

    When looking for an instructor it had to be someone whose ability to teach she could trust, she found that her instructors teaching methods were excellent and she would definately recommend New starters as we have a great learning system in place.

  • James Walker

    Well done James on passing your test today with your instructor Stephen Philipson.

    When looking for an instructor James wanted to be able to start off road before going out onto the busy main roads. He found that when learning to drive it was harder than he thought but his instructors teaching methods were very good. He said he would recommend us as the instructors were friendly and has added that text message reminders to confirm dates and times would be a nice touch.Thank you James for your review and we wish you safe driving for life.

  • Megan Mcmanus

    Megan Mcmanus passed with our new starters instructor Kenny in Carlisle.

    When looking for an instructor Megan wanted someone who was friendly, approachable and well informed as well as having good reviews. Other important factors were the instructors teaching methods. When learning to drive Megan said that after having lessons previously with another instructor she had expected to hate it but said that Kenny made it enjoyable and relaxed so Megans confidence grew and it was great. She added that her instructors teaching methods were brilliant and that she would definately recommend new starters as teaching methods and instructors are great. Megan also said she couldnt think of anything to improve our services but did note maybe the price but she said new starters were well worth every penny of the price.

    Thank you Megan for your review and we look forward to seeing you out and about on the roads.



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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.”