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Emily Corrigan, Head of Geography profile image from King's Bruton Emily Corrigan, Head of Geography,
King's Bruton

'Liz was brilliant over the last couple of days and my pass is entirely thanks to her. She is calm, patient and clear in what is needed to pass and I couldn’t recommend Castle and Liz highly enough.

Huge thanks again,

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Sarah Williams,
Christ College

'I really enjoyed the [MCC] course in Cardiff yesterday, it was very worthwhile. Cliff did say that if we needed any Section 19 Permits you could send some. Could I possibly have six please?

I ask because Cliff's warning that the DVSA were doing their rounds was very timely. I had a phone call at 7.30pm last night to say that the Police and a DVSA inspector had followed one of our minibuses back to School after their evening run and did a spot check. All OK apart from the fact that although the permit was in the bus it wasn’t on display – hence my request!

Kind regards

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Emilie Loveless, House Mistress and Modern Languages Teacher profile image from King's Bruton Emilie Loveless, House Mistress and Modern Languages Teacher,
King's Bruton

'Liz has been amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days with her. She is an excellent instructor and I’ve really appreciated all of the support from Castle.

Best wishes

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Tom Farrell - Transport Leader,
Licensed Victuallers School

'10/10: At LVS the safety of pupils and staff is always paramount, the Castle Minibus Compliance Course is a great way of ensuring that we are complying with all the relevant laws and regulations and therefore maintain our safety standards'
Tom Farrell

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David Humphrey,
Cambourne Village College

‘I would like to write and praise my excellent instructor, Karen. She was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, patient and easy to get on with. She helped me stay calm and eased my nerves and knew what to advise me on and how to improve my weaknesses. She is an asset to Castle Driver Training. Please thank her again on my behalf.

Thanks, David’

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Leo Healy,
Radley College

'We are more than happy with the excellent service that Castle provide, all the staff that have completed their D1 have been extremely grateful for the professionalism and attitude that the instructors provide.

Thanks again

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Nicola Ward, School Business Manager,
Spire Nursery and Infant School

'I will relax now knowing that all is in place and we will have our super-duper minibus in a few weeks. Thank you so much for all of your help and for being so patient. You were both truly lovely today to deal with and it made it all the more of a pleasure to do business with you.
Thanks again.

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Jenny Scholes,
Fulford School

'I’ve spoken to all four members of staff who undertook the MIDAS training recently and they all thoroughly enjoyed it! They said that the instructor had a great sense of humour and they had a great day out.

Thank you once again and look forward to booking more training in the future.

Kind regards


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Olivia Kristine,
The Matthew Arnold School

It was an absolute pleasure to have Paul as my instructor and fingers crossed we will be looking to book in more practical experiences in the near future.

Kind Regards


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David Winter,
Bernard Gilpin Primary School

'Just want to say thanks again for the training with Cliff. I learnt more in the two days with you than I did after months of training when passing my regular driving test (I also managed to change a lot of bad habits too!) Thankfully all the advice and wisdom you passed on enabled me to pass the D1 test.

Since passing the test, I've driven the minibuses at school with children on board which was a totally different experience but one I enjoyed nonetheless!

Thanks again,
David Winter'

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Julia Reynolds,
Cathorpe Academy

10/10 - This [MCC] course has answered everything I was unsure about as Transport Manager.

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Julie Henrick,
Solihull School

9/10 - Very informative [MCC] workshop. Learned various elements to managing the fleet of school minibuses at school and appointing a 'Transport Manager'.

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Lindsey Rae,
All Souls Catholic Primary School

10/10 - I am so glad I came [on the MCC]. There is a lot of work to be done back at school but I feel fully prepared and enabled to be able to get a policy and process set up. Highly recommended - worth every penny!

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Martin Gibb profile image from Amesbury School Martin Gibb,
Amesbury School

'Couldn’t fault the experience I have had with you as a company. Incredibly helpful communications at all times, even if that has been to ‘gently encourage’ my studying for theory tests, speedy responses to any questions and providing handy help sheets. Liz, what can I say? She was simply brilliant. Beyond being a real pleasure to spend two days with, her professionalism, knowledge, handy hints and ever steady/calm demeanour was just what I needed. She had a fabulous ability to instill confidence in me, without being too positive (which would have no doubt made me too cocky!!) and always knew just what to say. So, all in all, with ‘D1’ ready to be stamped on my licence, the process was super easy and I can’t say thank you enough. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.'

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Edward Welch profile image from Bristol Cathedral Choir School Edward Welch,
Bristol Cathedral Choir School

'I would like to pass on my thanks to Liz who was an excellent instructor. Firm but fair and with a personable manner. I enjoyed my two days and was very happy with Liz as my instructor. I would certainly recommend her. She gave me confidence.

Edward Welch'

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Louise Bainbridge, School Business Manager,
Bernard Gilpin Primary School

‘We are delighted that both David Winter and Matt Nichol have passed!

They both thoroughly enjoyed the training and as a school we have been very impressed with the quality and administration of all contact with Castle. In addition, both candidates gave very positive feedback about Cliff.’

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Louise SImmonds,
Langley Grammar School

'Everything seemed to go well with the training, Thanks again to you for finding another trainer when the original trainer was unavailable, and to the trainer herself for stepping in to pick this up – it would have been extremely difficult for me to rearrange given the pressures on teaching staff time.'

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Karen Rowell and Linden Lockhart,
Ashford School


From my side, I find you all extremely helpful.

You were very patient with me answering numerous questions when I first contacted you and then dealt with the initial set up so swiftly. Anne is always following up and keeping me informed, which I need! If I ever ask for updates, Anne promptly lets me know what I need.'

From Linden:

'They were excellent, instructor was an especially nice guy. 10/10 from me.

Merry Christmas,

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Matthew Phillips,
Crescent School

Keith was very good. Calm and patient but gave me the support I needed.
Thank you

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Nick Sheppard, Commercial Manager,
Peterborough United Football Club

Upon receiving a new minibus from Castle, Nick had this to say;

'Very straight forward thank you, looking forward to a long partnership hopefully.


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Philip Chalkley,
Wycliffe College

'Philip gave us this feedback after our Minibus Compliance Course: 10 / 10 - Very well presented. A lot of very important info obtained. Ideal length of course, made to feel very much at ease. Well-done chaps!'

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Adrian McCudden, School Health, Safety and Security officer,
Shrewsbury School

Following his attendance on our MCC, Adrian said, '10 / 10 - very good - Outstanding, worth attending, is a must for schools. The trainers made the course.'

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Sanj Dhadda, Business Manager,
Arnold Lodge School

10 / 10 - This [MCC] course was quite easily the most useful session I've attended in 2 years of joining the education sector. Cliff & Chris are very knowledgeable and pitched the course perfectly.

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Jaime Selby-Knight profile image from The King John School Jaime Selby-Knight,
The King John School

Can I just say how helpful everyone has been with theory material and Keith my instructor was outstanding.

Kind regards


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Arena Academy

My personal observations; as always Keith was the consummate professional who delivered a first class [MiDAS] course to our staff during both sessions. The staff appreciated his approachability and put this together with his vast knowledge ensured that their confidence was boosted and positive results ensued.

The feedback from staff was extremely positive. They commented that his approach, personality and delivery was excellent!

Kind regards

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Alexander Doolan,
Highbury Primary School

I'm very happy and relieved. Both Cliff and Liz were great. Can't fault either of them. Friendly and really good instructors. Thank you for all your advice, training and helping me achieve this qualification.

Alex Doolan

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Annette Ackerley profile image from Birchfield School Annette Ackerley,
Birchfield School

I would just like to say that Keith has been brilliant. I learnt a great deal from him and generally had a great time learning with him. He is an asset to your company and deserves a free Christmas meal (he said that).

Joking aside, Keith put me at ease and is a fabulous instructor.

Thank you again for all of your support, your kind emails and getting me through my D1.

Kindest Regards
Annette Ackerley

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Penny Bates profile image from Mount Pleasant Primary School Penny Bates,
Mount Pleasant Primary School

​I would like to say Keith, was an absolute star - must have been to put up with me! It was a full on couple of days but he was an excellent instructor in every way - would highly recommend him to everyone. Please pass on my thanks and that he is a credit to your company.
Penny x

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Taner Baycanli,
Gatehouse Educational Trust

Thank you for the great training and how easy Castle made the process.

Taner Baycanli

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William Statham,
Churchers College

Paul was a great instructor and really helped me out a lot. I was very pleased with the training and ease of everything so thank you.


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Rick Eaton,
Walton High School

It's been a few weeks since I passed the D1 minibus driving test and I want to express my many thanks to you all but in particular to Cliff, who I can only say was fundamental in making this happen. Due to his patient and incisive instruction he enabled me to understand the benefits of a more modern style of driving, something that after 30 years + of driving was particularly difficult to change. I have, since adopting these changes noticed that in my own cars, a decrease in fuel consumption and greater degree of enjoyment in driving.

To reiterate Cliff's instruction was wonderful, so many thanks to Cliff and the rest of the team at Castle.

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Truro High School for Girls - MiDAS,
Truro High School for Girls

Following the MiDAS training, Sarah, Bursar from Truro High School for Girls said;

'The candidates enjoyed their training & said they found it very helpful. I was especially grateful that your trainer managed to fit in practical sessions before lunch to allow one of our drivers to catch his flight!

Sarah Budd

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Christine Munro, Office Manager,
Woodside Academy

Christine attended one of our Minibus Compliance Courses, 'Absolutely brilliant, informative knowledgeable and pleasant patient trainers. Highly recommended. Good value for money. 10 out of 10.'

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David Neave and Grant Shayler,
Bishop Burton College

Of the Minibus Compliance Course, David said, 'Good overall content of the course. 8 out of 10' and Grant said, 'I generally enjoyed all aspects of course from beginning to end - Many Thanks. 9 out of 10'.

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Steven Haigh,
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College

Very informative [Minibus Compliance] course which will help me in my current role as Transport Manager. 10 out 10.

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Carolyn Andrews, Assistant to the Business Manager,
Long Close School

We are all very pleased that Ian has passed his minibus driving test and can now drive his own football team about! He has spoken very highly of the course that he attended and has given glowing references to everyone who will listen to him here in the staff room.

We will certainly be using your company again and hope to be able to train up more teachers to drive over this academic year.

Can I just add that I really liked not having to do too much paperwork to enrol him on the course and that you managed everything really well.

Thank you!

Kind regards

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Ian Powell profile image from Long Close School Ian Powell,
Long Close School

I had a really enjoyable 3 days (apart from the obvious stress of the test!).

Keith was amazing and so easy to talk to. He gave great advice and got me through both tests. It was great to have the two tests over the three days as it gave more practical driving time.

Can I take a moment to thank you, Anne and the other staff I dealt with - everything I asked about was dealt with and it was so easy to find out any information.

I shall be recommending Castle for school to use again in the future if more staff want or need to get trained up for the minibus!

Thank you so much!

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Andrew Macdonald,
Walton High School

I did not know if I had passed or not, but luckily I had! Even though I was a bit worried yesterday about one or two things, Paul's knowledge and guidance helped to prepare me well for the test.

Thank you also Anne. You have been very approachable and helpful. I think that Castle are very lucky to have you!

Andrew Macdonald

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Rachel Tagoe,
New Hall School

I just wanted to say thank you to the team and particularly to my instructor Paul, for all your help and support resulting in me passing my test on Friday. I am very pleased.

Kind regards,


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Marcus Dee,
St John's School, Leatherhead

The communication and organisation of this course has been excellent, followed by an excellent instructor who I couldn't fault. Paul was friendly and covered all bases without making it too overwhelming.

All together a brilliant training programme.

Thank you very much.

Marcus Dee

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Diane Walker,
Breckenbrough School

The process and package worked well for us thanks and we would use your services again for this if the need arose.

Kind regards
Diane Walker
Office Manager

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Marie Caines,
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

The training was certainly very intense, but Cliff was an excellent tutor. Incredibly thorough and supportive. I wouldn't have passed without him!

It was great to have Kaz with us as well. Kaz was also very supportive and encouraging and I am sure she will be an excellent minibus driver trainer.

Kind regards,

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Philip Arkell,
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

The training I received from Cliff over the two days was exceptional. He immediately put me at ease with his professional and personable manner. I felt fully prepared for the exam and it is clear he is both very knowledgeable and able to convey this clearly. I actually enjoyed the two days training and would like to thank him again for his support.

Kind regards
Phil Arkell

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Edward Hawthorne,
Chidwall C of E primary School

Cliff was really helpful and the entire program was organised and supported.


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Caroline Bolton profile image from Channing School Caroline Bolton,
Channing School

The process and organisation was great. Paul was also brilliant and very helpful.

Thank you for your help


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Keir Ferguson,
New College, Pontefract

I just wanted to pass on how great Cliff was. He was a fantastic instructor and a top bloke!
Thanks very much

Keir Ferguson
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Benjamin Hirst,
Breckenbrough School Ltd

Thanks a lot for the support getting me through the process much appreciated.
Also could I pass on my thanks to Cliff, who was a top instructor with loads of knowledge and a good laugh.

Ben Hirst

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William Wardell,
Fulford School

I really enjoyed the training and Cliff was brilliant. He is really knowledgeable, and I felt really well prepared when taking the test. I am looking forward to seeing him again for my MiDAS training.

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Ian Parker profile image from Willington Independent Preparatory School Ian Parker,
Willington Independent Preparatory School

Many thanks for the congratulations!

I really enjoyed the course and am looking forward to getting stuck in with the minibuses at school.
Paul was fantastic - I really enjoyed his tuition. I passed and that’s what counts!

Kind regards, Ian

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Benjamin Gosnell profile image from Delce Academy Benjamin Gosnell,
Delce Academy

Thank you very much, I was very happy with the result! I would just like to say how great Paul was. I honestly could not fault him throughout the two days, he was fantastic, and made sure I was fully prepared for the exam.

Thank you for the support.

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Nikki Hannah,
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

I think the way Castle has contacted us and provided us with information has been excellent. Cliff was fantastic, a lovely man and a very good instructor – I made rapid progress in the first day and I’ll be honest I was enjoying driving that much I was gutted I got a few minor faults in the end.

Thanks again.

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Daniel Hamilton profile image from Langley Park School for Boys Daniel Hamilton,
Langley Park School for Boys

Thank you very much for the help. Paul was an amazing trainer.
Many thanks

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Nicola Ward profile image from St Cuthberts Catholic High School Nicola Ward,
St Cuthberts Catholic High School

The whole process was very well organised and Cliff was excellent. He was a pleasure to work with and spend time with.


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Richard Austin profile image from Altrincham Preparatory School Richard Austin,
Altrincham Preparatory School

Having now passed both elements of my D1 licence, I would like to thank you for making the process as straightforward as possible. The theory test preparations were extremely thorough and my progress was clearly indicated at every stage of my revision, making it easy to see which areas needed targeting. In the run up to my practical test, Cliff made me feel at ease, outlining the criteria for success from the start and helping me overcome a few bad habits I had picked up in my twenty years driving. I went into the test feeling confident, knowing exactly what I needed to do to get the desired result.

A big thank you to Castle Training!

Kind regards, Richard

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Angus Harper,
Homefield Preparatory School

The whole thing was very easy. The flexibility of Ed (Smith) sorting out his own medical and practical test on his own and then being able to book the training and test through you was great. Training was obviously excellent as Ed sailed through it all.

I would strongly recommend the process to others and if I can persuade others to get their D1 licence, we will do it all through you.

Best wishes, Angus Harper
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Kate Tyler,

Thank you very much. I really enjoyed both days and came out with a pass and 0 faults which I was very pleased with. Cliff was a great instructor, gave very clear advice which really supported my driving and he made sure I felt well prepared for the test.

Many thanks, Kate

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Richard Drew,
Exeter School

Thank you for all your help in organising both the theory and practical tests. Liz was my instructor for the day and did an amazing job at helping me prepare for the practical test. She spotted and corrected my faults and made me a better driver.

Excellent service all round and I managed to pass everything FIRST time!!!

10/10 stars

Regards, Rich

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Paul Morgan,
Walton High

My thanks to all at Castle, for helping me gain my D1 licence. Liz was calm and very professional, even when I made the same mistakes, over and over she remained calm. I feel it was all down to Liz that I passed with only 2 minors. Could you pass on my thanks to her, for all the help she gave me during my training. I would like to wish Castle all the best for the future.
Many thanks
Paul Morgan.

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Edward Smith profile image from Homefield Preparatory School Edward Smith,
Homefield Preparatory School

Paul was an excellent instructor. He was very good at correcting bad habits that I had fallen into as well as giving useful knowledge about driving large vehicles and what to expect from the test itself.

It was an intense couple of days and my brain needed a rest after concentrating so much over such a short space of time but I'd say that two days is right - I was ready for my test and didn't need any more time to practise.

Many thanks to Paul and Castle!

Best wishes
Ed Smith

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Martin Rowland,
Jubilee High School

I thoroughly enjoyed my two day training days with Paul. He was excellent in building confidence. Set out the key points right from the get go and picked up on the finest of details in which I needed to be more observant.
I feel the two day programme set me up perfectly for the test and was very confident when I undertook my test.
In both the theory and practical test I had sufficient practice and training and was very pleased with it all.

Thank you


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Jackie Blair,
Hillsview Academy

I have asked the staff for feedback who did the training with Cliff and the responses were as follows;

- Very informative and very useful. A pleasant training session.
- Cliff is a lovely natured man and were given a good length of practice time.

I hope these comments are useful.

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Jack Peacock profile image from Durham Trinity School & Sports College Jack Peacock,
Durham Trinity School & Sports College

We are very pleased with the overall service that has been provided and obviously the outcome. The way you provided a clear, step by step approach and organised things directly with the learner was excellent, obviously keeping me informed when I need to be. If the need arises again we would definitely call upon your services or be happy to recommend.

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Emma Cordwell,
Rushcliffe School

Cliff was brilliant over the two days first class I cannot fault him, real nice man and very good at his job, the bus was in perfect condition, and castle have been brilliant since day one.

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Luke Warriner,
St Paul’s Preparatory School

It was a lot of driving!

Paul was very professional and had me impeccably prepared in time for the test.

Heavy roadworks limited my opportunities to mess it up!

Katie Coe,
Exeter School

Thanks! The training provided by Liz was very professional and she was a patient and excellent teacher. Her calm disposition and positive attitude was very encouraging and I would definitely recommend her to others wanting to gain their minibus qualification. The training programme was well communicated and I’m very happy with the level of service provided by Castle Driver Training.

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Thomas Passmore profile image from St Paul's Preparatory School Thomas Passmore,
St Paul's Preparatory School

"I didn’t feel very confident but Paul was great at correcting all my mistakes in a very encouraging way and over the two days I could feel my driving improve to the point that I was pretty confident by the time the test came.


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Chloe Attrill profile image from Willingdon Community School Chloe Attrill,
Willingdon Community School

Good morning,

I just wanted to thank you for organising my minibus training and test. I passed yesterday, which I am so pleased about!!

I also wondered if you could pass on how impressed I was with the instructor I had, Paul. He was absolutely brilliant in terms of his ability to teach and support over the two days. I was so, so nervous and he ensured I was calm and ready for the test, so I’m very, very grateful and would recommend him to anyone!

Thank you!


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David Simpson,
Balshaw's CE High School

Good Afternoon

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me pass the D1 test.

The online resources were a great help with preparing for the two theory tests. The two days practical training were also fantastic. Cliff was extremely professional, very clear with his advice and instructions, explained the reversing manoeuvre and test fantastically well and on the morning of the test gave me amazing advice and hints for the roads around Kirkham, several of which came up on the test. I honestly don't think I could have done it without his advice, support and calming influence.

Thanks again


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Robert Inglis,
Walton High

Liz was fantastic, she is a real asset 

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Richard Thomson profile image from Warwick Independent Schools Foundation Richard Thomson,
Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

Hi Anne,

Thanks for your email. I was really pleased to have passed!

I must say I’ve been really impressed with Castle all the way through this process. You’ve been very easy to get in touch with and very proactive in contacting me to prompt me to get things done. I’ve appreciated very much the best wishes and good luck messages as well. Cliff was terrific through both days of training. He’s an outstanding teacher with a very clear understanding of how he wants his pupils to drive. He’s also a really fun guy to drive around with which is pretty important for two days 1 to 1!

Thanks so much,

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Adam Stylianou,
Langley Park School for Boys

"Hi Anne,
Just wanted so say thanks for your help over the duration of the course.
Paul was brilliant over the two days.
Thanks again,
Adam "

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Jillianne Webb,
Cokethorpe School

"Dear Anne

I am relieved to have passed too!

Thank you very much to you and to Paul for all your help in getting me to this point.

Paul was super – I am very pleased I didn’t let him down.

Best wishes


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David Fitzgerald profile image from Bristol Cathedral Choir School David Fitzgerald,
Bristol Cathedral Choir School

"Dear Anne,

Liz was a fantastic trainer. She gave lots of helpful tips for all the key driving competencies that were assessed and I felt fully prepared for the exam. She was also extremely calm and supportive on the day of the test which I really appreciated.

Many thanks,"

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Matthew Gold,
Abingdon School

"Dear Anne,

Thank you for your email. Very pleased with passing today.

Big thank you to Paul who was an excellent teacher."

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Adam Spence profile image from Redland Green School Adam Spence,
Redland Green School


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Jonathan Gorrow profile image from Abingdon School Jonathan Gorrow,
Abingdon School

"Please pass on my thanks to Liz. She was a great instructor and made the test so much easier than it could have been!! I couldn't have done it without her! I'm just sorry (and annoyed at myself) that I couldn't give her a clear sheet!!! All the best Jonny"

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Toni Hustwait profile image from Manor School Sports College Toni Hustwait,
Manor School Sports College

I just wanted to say thank you to both yourself and to Cliff for the driver training over the past 2 days, I passed the test this afternoon so am over the moon!! Cliff was a brilliant instructor and a really nice bloke so please pass on my thanks to him for his guidance and patience.

Thank you again, I'll pass your brochures to the transport manager so that any further training requests come to you.

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Lee Game,
Langley Park School For Boys

Thank you very much.

I would just like to thank you for all your support and reminders along the way and to stress that Paul is a fantastic asset to the company and his approach and way of working is great! I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would recommend it to anybody thinking of driving larger vehicles as the experience has been invaluable.

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Gavin Evans,
Grantham College

Thank you for your congratulations!

I have to say I think Cliff was absolutely awesome with a very laid back but detailed approach to teaching. Cliff has very high standards but praised me when needed. Without the training, I would not have passed. I would highly recommend your programme and in particular Cliff.

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Lisa Richards profile image from Ipswich High School For Girls GDST Lisa Richards,
Ipswich High School For Girls GDST

I am emailing as I took the D1 practical test today and passed with only a few minors. Despite previous concerns raised regarding Cliff, he was absolutely brilliant today in helping to calm my nerves during the training and prior to the test. His clear instructions on how to improve my reverse were sound and well explained, assisting me to perfect the manoeuvre and really raise my confidence (despite failing on this aspect previously). I would also like to feedback that Cliff helped me refine my general driving skills and that he was patient, kind and good humoured when giving constructive criticism to help me improve. Overall the driving experience today was excellent.

Many thanks to both Cliff and Paul for helping me to pass the minibus driving test.

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Chris Todd profile image from South Devon College Chris Todd,
South Devon College

Liz was super and very helpful through my experience.

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Ashley Whelan,
Torquay Academy

Liz is excellent - very patient with her students and a good calming presence with what can be very frustrating if like me you took your original test 20 years ago.

Thanks for all your help, support and flexibility in working around my other commitments.

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Emma Reed,
Abington Vale Primary School

The feedback is very positive, the trainer was very flexible in approach with 1 refresher driver and 2 new drivers on the course. He was also very helpful to the Headteacher who had some questions about other training sessions we were enquiring about. Everyone was very happy.

So all very good thank you!

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Debbie Clarke,
Buckminster Primary School

The training was excellent with the correct balance of humour and seriousness. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ( makes a change from being stuck at my desk!) 

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Richard Adamson,
All Hallows Catholic High School

Yes it is great Peter has now passed. He found the whole experience very positive. I also think it's great and I'm pleased I'm kept informed of the candidate's progress. It means I can poke them when needed!

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Karen Wallace,
Stoneyholme Community Primary School

Good afternoon
Just to let you know that Alan, Jayne and I all passed our Midas.
We had a useful and fun day and I think Cliff did too. Please, would you pass on my thanks to him?

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Thomas Donnelly,
Abingdon School

I would strongly recommend to others Paul as an instructor, and he made the two days training enjoyable and informative. Please do pass on my thanks to him. 

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James Aiken,
New Hall School

Paul was an outstanding teacher and really considered every detail.  He was keen to discuss feedback at the end and I was really impressed by his professionalism.

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Dan Martin  profile image from St Francis Xavier's College Dan Martin ,
St Francis Xavier's College

I would just like to pass on my thanks to Cliff for a great 2 days. He made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience and was a massive help. The training was extensive and I feel it provided me with everything I needed to feel confident going into the test.
Thanks again.

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Kathryn Evans profile image from Appleton Academy Kathryn Evans,
Appleton Academy

"I passed my D1 practical test today and I just wanted to give you some feedback on my experience in completing my D1 assessment with Castle driver training.

The whole process was extremely straightforward and easy thanks to Cliff, my instructor and all the staff at Castle who I have been in contact with (Anne and Val are names which spring to mind). I was kept up to date with the whole process and always received a quick response when I had a query or question; as a teacher, I am often very busy throughout the week so this efficiency was highly appreciated! The level of service that Castle provided to me was fantastic - the fact that all of my tests were organised for me and I did not have to do anything other than practice my theory and turn up for the test made the whole process easy and not at all stressful.

I would also like to say a special thanks to Cliff, my driving instructor. Again he has kept in regular contact with me throughout the process, even to wish me good luck and congratulate me when I passed my theory which I thought was a really nice touch. As an instructor I cannot rate him highly enough, he is extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic teacher – thanks to his guidance I am much more confident about my driving. When I was really nervous before my test Cliff really made me feel at ease and I am sure that without him I would not have passed!

I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to your staff and especially Cliff. I will also pass on my feedback to our principal and business manager and I will not hesitate to recommend Castle driver training in the future."

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Kelly Noel,
Fair Furlong Primary school

Liz was a brilliant trainer who made me feel very relaxed but also confident in my ability to pass. I was very lucky to have her as my trainer.

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Keith Clark,
Gateway School

I am very happy to have passed the D1. I thought the training was excellent. Paul was a fantastic instructor and had a great way of ironing out problems and habits.

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Jack Gill,
Exeter College

I have been very impressed with Castle Driver Training who I have found to be supportive and efficient.

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Oliver O'Brien,
Warwick School

The feedback I would give is on how excellent Cliff is. As a teacher myself I deal with how people should learn and I believe Cliff is truly excellent at it. He speaks in a slow, methodical manner which is easy to understand and the expert way to do it for instruction. He steadily builds up the learning progressively, with structured instruction.This not only made my driving better but also helped raise my confidence. His relaxed manner of teaching is really good and I was most impressed with him.

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David Hallam,
Upper Batley High School

Cliff has been absolutely fantastic. He is an amazing instructor, he has a lovely calm manner that inspires confidence and his tips during D1 training have been outstanding.

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Joe Mosley,
Bradford Park Avenue Community Football Club

The minibus was fantastic and you did us proud. We would not hesitate to use Castle Minibus again or recommend others to do the same.

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Inarm Osborn,
Centa Co Ltd

Thanks for our wonderful new minibus which arrived today!
I will recommend your company without hesitation.

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Jeannette Murphy,
New Park Primary School

It was important that the D1 training was facilitated in the school holidays to avoid disruption to the school timetable. Thank you so much for providing the training Castle Minibus. I would certainly recommend your services to other schools.

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Brent Peal,
Hoe Bridge School

I was very impressed with Castle's whole package. The online theory preparation was excellent and allowed me to see my progress and I felt very confident going in to the test. Paul was excellent. Again I felt very confident going into the test as he had prepared me so well for it.

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Ahmir Hussain,
Hucklow Primary School

It has been a great experience from completing the theory test right up until passing the practical. I would like to thank the Castle Driver team for their support and assistance throughout and in particular Cliff, whom was very supportive, patient and professional over the last couple of days. Passing first time would not have been possible without his expertise and brilliant approach which not only prepared me for the test but also gave me lots of confidence during it.

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Lee Smith profile image from Gosford Hill School Lee Smith,
Gosford Hill School

Castle made the whole process easy and the theory material was very, very helpful. Liz was very supportive, knowledgeable and friendly- An excellent instructor.

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Charlie Ashman,
Hampshire Fire & Rescue service CYP Team

A huge thank you on behalf of all of us at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and for providing us with an excellent mini bus training service. We are all confident about driving teams around now and have the certificates to go with it.

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Graham Purdy,
Langley Park School for Boys

The D1 process was painless. Training prepared me perfectly for the test.

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Adam Hill,
Test Valley School

The whole process was brilliant. I was really impressed with how accommodating everyone was.

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Matt Bolton,
Great Torrington School

A very successful outcome and a delighted new minibus driver!

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James Marriott,
New Hall School

I have been very impressed by the level of contact, communication and support received. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to colleagues.

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Charlotte Olley,
Culford School

I was extremely impressed with the lesson structure for my minibus driving training, I felt the time available was ample time to prepare me for the test and Shane was extremely supportive and gave me lots of confidence in my driving going into my test.

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Colin Dealin,
New Park Primary School

I couldn't have passed my D1 test without Cliff! An excellent instructor and person, very lucky to spend two days with him. His knowledge and tips got me through a very stressful test.

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Christian Antonio,
Radley College

Liz was a super instructor: very easy to listen to, calm and just the right amount of direction. She was spot on with the prep for the test too.

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James Cullen,
St George's College

Thank you ever so much for all your hard work behind the scenes. You've all played an integral part in me passing this qualification. Paul was fantastic as an instructor. Very friendly and excellent at transferring his knowledge. Couldn't have asked for more !

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Andrew Beckinsale-Yates,
Broomhill Junior School

Once again a huge thank you for pulling out the stops to get the bus delivered today, it really is appreciated. It definitely confirms that you were the right choice in supplying our minibus. I will be singing your praises to anyone who is thinking of getting a minibus.

A massive thank you !!

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Carol Hodgson,
Nunnykirk Centre For Dyslexia

Thank you very much for your efficiency in providing us with our new minibus. We are delighted with the service from you and your team, the bus was delivered on time and as arranged - the two drivers were lovely, friendly and helpful and the whole process has been smooth and efficient.

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Stuart Bankier,
Longridge Towers School

We decided to lease our school minibuses from Castle Minibus under a contract hire agreement because it provided us with fixed costs, it removed all hassle and administration and it eliminated the financial risks by not having to pay volatile maintenance costs. Instead everything is covered by the monthly rentals.

Perhaps what we didn’t anticipate was that by operating modern and professional minibuses, that carry our school name and branding, it would also attract more pupils. Many new parents made contact with us after seeing the minibuses, and placed their children with us as a result.

Recognising the potential that the minibuses brought to us, we subsequently began advertising our open days on them – which has again resulted in an increase in numbers.

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Oliver Mantle,
Woodhouse Grove School

I just wanted to thank you for helping me pass my minibus test... your trainer was a true professional who used a range of coaching techniques in order to get the best from me.

His tuition was intense but rewarding. He really pushes you hard but it is totally worth it by the time you come to your test. I felt totally prepared and breezed through the assessment with little problem.

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Simon Perruzza,
Cheltenham Town FC

Just to let you know the minibus has arrived and all is well. Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a very impressive and efficient service? I wish it was this easy all the time....

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Teresa Blunt,
Hurst Green Primary School

We are delighted with the minibus, the school are using it loads and the staff, pupils and parents are very happy with it.

Those that did the training enjoyed the day and found it useful too.

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Liz Daniel,
Humberston Academy

I will always recommend your company for the minibus because I am really delighted to have gone with you last year.

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Colin Simpson,
The Churchill School

There are 420 very excited children and 60 very excited staff at this end. Seriously, we are very grateful for the superb way in which Castle Vehicle Leasing have helped us to secure these vehicles on terms not offered by our local authority.

Castle has made this process so easy for us, and you have been so quick and flexible, we really are looking forward to a long-term association with Castle.

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Linda Bradley,
Byker Primary School

Our minibus is absolutely amazing. We've started picking up and returning children who live a long way away. And of course it`s publicity for us when we are out and about. I wish we could have got one ages ago.

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Elaine Mullins,
Queens Park School

All of the staff has given me good feedback so thank you for your help and support.

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