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    Learn to Drive at any age

    from 14+ to test standard

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    60 Hectare Site

    with full road layout

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    Gift Vouchers Available

    Ideal for Birthday and Christmas Gifts

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    It's really good, I learnt everything really quickly,
    I passed first time!

    Shane Darward

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    My Sister and I both passed our test first time!

    Laura Wiseman

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    They are BRILLIANT :) I really enjoyed my lessons

    Jessica Graham

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    Started at aged 16, very friendly, passed first time!

    Richard Gibbon

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.

Off Road Site Location

  • Address: Centurions Walk, Carlisle, CA3 0JL 
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Once you arrive at Centurions Walk, please continue through the gates, following the road to the right, and then take the 2nd left, and park near the tractor tyres.

“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.”