As a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor, David Searle has helped many pupils from the Wantage, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Lambourn, Didcot, Abingdon and Wallingford areas pass their driving test. Below are testimonials from just some of his pupils.


David is a brilliant driving instructor! Knowledgeable, thorough, positive & always encouraging ! Even in the last year which was incredibly challenging for him & his business! Can not recommend him highly enough!
Lucy Fishburn, Childrey
Dave was a very good instructor, very patient, and has a great knowledge of teaching. I would highly recommend him as I passed first time with only 2 minors.
Michael Moss, Wantage
Dave is the most insane driving instructor! He is so calm and patient. He helped me pass first time which was amazing. He is always on time and very reliable. I would 100% recommend Dave!!!
Marina Jacobs, Sparsholt
David was an excellent driving instructor and helped me pass my test first time! I would 100% recommend him!
Sam Y, Grove
Thanks David for getting me through my driving test first time, you couldn't have been more patient.
Luke, Lambourn
David was very thorough in every lesson I had with him and gave me lots of confidence driving too. Before my driving test we practiced a few manoeuvres which made me extra confident going into my test which I passed my first time with only 3 minors!! I’ve already recommended him to 3 of my friends and will definitely recommend him to anyone wishing to pass their test first time.
Ffion, Lambourn
David has proved an excellent driving instructor for me, methodically teaching the necessary steps. With his help, I managed to pass my test first time. David's professional attitude gave me confidence in the car. Highly recommended.
Sarah, Wantage
Thanks David for helping me pass my test first time with only 3 minors. David's approach was calm and professional throughout all my lessons, this allowed me to learn quickly and confidently. It was especially helpful to me that he's available 7 days a week. Would recommend David to anyone in the area.
Evie, Wantage
Very professional and fantastic knowledge of driving. Very clear on how to do different things which made learning very easy. Would highly recommend learning with David.
William, Wantage
Thanks David for getting me through my test first time with only two minors! Great teaching, you really know what you’re doing and thanks for being so patient and calm. It’s been a pleasure learning from you and I’m really glad I chose you to teach me to drive! I highly recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Jack, Wantage
Having my lessons with David was a pleasure. With excellent knowledge of motoring and teaching skills David got me through to test standard passing first time with one driving fault. David is professional and very friendly ensuring lessons are not scary or stressful. I absolutely recommend David as a driving instructor!
Samuel, Wantage
Thanks David for getting me through my driving test first time with just 4 minors. David was very calm and thorough in his teaching methods and I would highly recommend for anyone interested in learning to drive.
Jonny, Grove
Thanks David for getting me to pass my test first time out. I really enjoyed learning to drive with you as you were helpful and supportive throughout. I would definitely recommend David to any friends or family that are looking for a good driving instructor.
Adam, Childrey
Thanks David for helping me pass first time. Worked around my busy lifestyle to be able to get as many lessons in as possible before my test. He was patient and understanding and gave me clear instructions in every lesson.
Isabella, Lambourn
Thanks David for getting through my test first time with only 3 minors!! Very good and clear instructions, also a lot of fun! Highly recommend.
Charlotte, Didcot
David helped me gain my confidence to pass my test first time! A relaxed yet thorough instructor who prepares you fully for your test and makes sure you are familiar with all the roads around the test centre. I actually enjoyed my driving lessons and now feel prepared to face all eventualities when driving solo in the future Thanks David!
Miriam, Abingdon
David is a phenomenal instructor. As a nervy person who has put off learning to drive for years, David has been unfailingly patient, kind and reassuring, and his knowledge of the test requirements and Newbury test routes really is second to none. Without his thorough instruction, commitment and good sense of humour, I don’t think I could have achieved my first time pass and I couldn’t recommend him more. Thank you, David!
Jenny, Didcot
David helped me pass first time, and was extremely patient and thorough during my lessons, and I couldn't thank him enough! David has a very thorough knowledge of test routes, so you know you'll be in good hands when getting prepared for the test. He also has a lot of helpful tips and picks up on certain things other instructors I tried hadn't, so if you are spending some time with other instructors and aren't making as much progress as you'd like I would definitely give David a try! On top of that, he is a lovely guy, which makes time go pass and lessons much more enjoyable, I would definitely recommend him!
Anya, Faringdon
David was very helpful throughout all my lessons with him. He gave precise instructions and has a thorough knowledge of the routes around the test centre which is incredibly helpful. I am very pleased to have passed first time, I would definitely recommend David
Aaron, Wantage
David is kind, knowledgeable and endlessly patient. I have dyspraxia and quite severe dyslexia, and thought at one time I might never be safe to drive. David encouraged me to stick it out and allowed me to learn at my own pace, and when I was ready to take my test I passed first time. Highly recommended!
Jane, Didcot
David's such a nice guy, very professional and calm. I've been quite a nervous driver but David managed to get me to be able to pass with just one minor! Would definitely recommend him to a friend!
Bryony, Uffington
Thank you so much to David, what a brilliant driving instructor! All his patience, guidance and the hard work helped me pass first time with only two minors. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn, especially if you're nervous and as clueless as I was in the beginning. He built my confidence and embedded in me good, safe driving processes. And on top of that he's a really nice bloke to get on with who puts you at ease, and I'd like to say we built a nice friendship over the 14 months it took to get me to the happy PASS place!
Craig, Wantage
Thank you David for helping me pass my test first time with only two minors! Highly recommended if you want a professional and reliable instructor.
Alexandra, Westcot
Thanks David, passed with 1 minor!! Such a lovely bloke!
Elysia, Stanford in the Vale
Thank you David for getting me through my test today with only one minor. Getting me familiar with the roads in Newbury was a real help. Thank you.
Isabella, Childrey
Thanks David for all your help! First time pass (only one minor). David is calm and collected and generally an all round good instructor. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
Kira, Uffington
David really helped me to build up my confidence over the summer thanks to his patience and encouragement. I never thought I could pass my test in such a short amount of time and I am delighted! Thank you David!
Willo, Sparsholt
hank you David for getting me through my test first time, all lessons very helpful and learning the test routes was essential for passing my test. Always fun lessons.
Frank, Childrey
David is a very informative instructor. Always tries to fit you and has helped me to pass first time. I highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Harry, Stanford in the Vale
Thanks David for all your patience and help, for your amazing classes that have made me get today my English license. I will highly recommend to any new driver or a person like me, that has come from another country with a license and need to get up with an English license and know the UK roads. One more time ... thank you a lot!!!!
Dianela, Wantage
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If you live in Wantage, Grove, Childrey or the surrounding area and are interested in taking driving lessons with a calm, patient and friendly driving instructor then get in touch.

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