• 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

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current position with the Coronavirus, New Starters instructors will stop driving lessons as soon as possible - the health of our instructors and pupils are our main concern always.

Can I personally say a big thank you to everyone connected with New Starters Driving School, instructors and pupils alike, without you we would not be as successful as we are. We will be back as of the 1st June depending on the situation - Bigger and stronger than ever! Looking forward to seeing you all then, if anyone has any queries don't hesitate to call 01228 546688.

Stephen Philipson

Teaching all ages to learn to drive

Previously, Philipson Driving School, New Starters was established to provide young and old drivers access to a private 60 hectare site, near Hadrian's Camp, Carlisle to gain experience without worrying about other traffic situations.

Opened in September 2012, New Starters Driving School is open to anyone from the age of 14 onwards who want to learn to drive without the risks of other vehicles.

New Starters can be with you all the way during your driving experience...

  • from being 14 with no provisonal driving licence
  • applying for your driving licence
  • theory and hazard perception training
  • passing your driving test
  • and taking pass plus, to become a safer experienced driver.

“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.”