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★★★★★

“Outstanding confidence builder! ”

Written on: 07/07/2015 by EstrellaPatton (1 review written)

I couldn't of asked for a better instructor/company to complete my driving lessons with, I had the most amazing instructor who did nothing but build my self esteam and confidence to believe in myself! I was a completely new learner with zero driving experience before starting with Red! And can happily say I completed my lessons and passed from start to finish a overall 7 months! I couldn't be happier and can't stress enough how much I would recommend you to a friend! Thanks again One VERY… Read Full Review

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“Antonio Hani instructor”

Written on: 07/07/2015 by Mahwish86 (1 review written)

Antonio is the best instructor for red as I have tried others too.i just had 4 lessons from him and I passed the test in the first ho.he briefs you about the rules very nicely He gives the best reference points for the manoeuvres.i would definitely recommend you to have him as the instructor… Read Full Review

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“Learn how to pass the driver test”

Written on: 06/07/2015

My instructor was a true gem. I was not a new driver, but an American needing to gain my UK driver's license. As an professional, I didn't have time to have time to do more than a few lessons, he was patient, making the most of the lessons that we did have. He really targeted the instruction around me passing the test... just what I needed. He also made it fun, he was prescriptive but not too bossy, and really emphasised the areas that I needed to focus on. It would have been helpful if… Read Full Review

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“What a Let Down!!!!”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by Georgina_123 (1 review written)

Where to start....... First lesson was great, instructor wasn't the best but didn't want to complain. Second lesson, after half an hour and me persistently ringing to get hold of my instructor I decide to ring the driving school, after being on hold for 20 minutes they come back to me and say " oh yeah him, he left". I let that one slide as I wasn't happy with my instructor any way. I was then appointed another instructor who was brilliant, had twenty hours with him nothing to complain… Read Full Review

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“Awesome Instructor!”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by Mighty_Smiter (1 review written)

I have severe anxiety and social phobia issues so was extremely anxious to learn to drive especially being in a car with a complete stranger, but within 10 minutes of meeting my instructor I felt quite comfortable with him and relaxed. Over the course of my lessons he was very helpful and never made me feel like I was bad at driving even on my very first lesson. Any mistakes I made were explained to me so that I could keep an eye on what I was doing and by the time it came to take my test I… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 06/07/2015

Congratulations on your test success and thank you for your kinds words. I wish you well with your future driving.

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“I learnt to drive with an instructor from Red Driving...”

Written on: 04/07/2015 by Charleeeason (1 review written)

I learnt to drive with an instructor from Red Driving School in Mitcham and he was absolutely brilliant! From start to finish, he made me feel really relaxed and confident! I would highly recommend him to any one wanting to learn to drive drive! I had had a few lessons in the past but learnt to drive properly with him! He works weekends and evenings and will always fit you into his schedule where possible! Couldn't recomend him more!!… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 06/07/2015

Brilliant for start to finish! That's great to hear. Thank you for your kind words. Congratulations and best wishes for your future driving.

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“Great instructor”

Written on: 03/07/2015 by tomcampbell500 (1 review written)

I had tried a few different instructors from the major players in the driving instructor market and when I chose Red my instructor's patience was second to none and really helped build confidence in driving which is the key to becoming a good driver. I would highly recommend him to other learners… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 06/07/2015

Thank you for your nice review. I am glad we were able to help. Best wishes.

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“Liars”

Written on: 03/07/2015 by Baldwingw401 (1 review written)

Tried booking with red they said you can have 1hr lessons an can pay cash when it came to it my appointment was gave to someone else as you got to pay red first and can only do 2 hour lessons so 1star go to bill plant they better… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 03/07/2015

I am sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied and wish you well in your pursuit of a driving licence.

This review raises some interesting points. Along with most driving schools, we recommend two hour lessons. On balance it is the right length of time for learning and is better value for money as more time is spent actually driving. RED is predominantly a pre-pay school meaning that the customer pays RED and once the lesson is delivered we pay the instructor. Money paid to RED for package deals is backed by our no-quibble guarantee that it will be refunded on request for lessons not yet taken. The customer’s money is completely safe with RED. With certain other schools, you can only pay the driving instructor and your contract is then with that individual person. The No1 compliant received by the DVSA relates to payments made to individual instructors who then fail to deliver the lessons.

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“This was my second driving instructor from Strood...”

Written on: 02/07/2015 by P.Fatoke (1 review written)

This was my second driving instructor from Strood Kent. He was very patient with me and never shouted at me unlike my previous instructor. He is a very easy going bloke and would explain things very well for you to understand he is very helpful and he really got me through to passing my test which I eventually did on my third go. He analysed all my problems from previous tests and gave me tips that suited me personally. I'd recommend Red Drivng School to anyone and especially this… Read Full Review

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Written on: 03/07/2015

Thank you for your five star review and congratulations on passing your test. Best wishes for your future driving.

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“utter fail !”

Written on: 30/06/2015

My wife telephoned red,Who in her words were "no overly friendly or inforamtive".Decided to give them the benefit,and booked and paid for online.didnt bother to cancel or even phone, just didnt turn up.Nice.Why bother,if you dont want the work just say so.Would i recomemend someone who creates that much ill feeling,NO.Not the way to run a business… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 01/07/2015

I note your comments and have emailed you directly for details.

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Written on: 06/07/2015

Totally agree, this happened to me as well. No respect for anyone!

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★★★★★

“Excellent instructor”

Written on: 30/06/2015 by Richyw (1 review written)

After an initial "false start" with an instructor who cancelled on me three times I was left with doubts about going with Red. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It meant getting a new instructor. I cannot praise him highly enough. He is a great character who makes you feel very relaxed. He is very knowledgeable about how the car works mechanically and easily explained all situations. I genuinely looked forward to my lessons and this is down to the way he conducted himself… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 01/07/2015

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear your feedback. One of the many advantages of using RED for lessons is that we can change the instructor if for some reason things are to the customer's satisfaction. I am sorry you experienced cancellations although you don't say why the first instructor cancelled but I am pleased it went well in the end. Best wishes with your future driving.

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“over £500 stolen by Red claimed as company policy”

Written on: 29/06/2015 by AmyHadley (1 review written)

If I could give Red zero stars I would. I am absolutely disgusted by the way myself, and no doubt many others have been treated by Red. After being persuaded by the salesperson into booking 40 hours worth of driving lessons, which amassed almost £900, I only managed to book eight two hour lessons before having to take a break from driving to return to university. Once I had finished my degree ten months later with the intention to continue my driving lessons I was informed by Red’s website… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 30/06/2015

I was sorry to read your review and have emailed you directly via the Review Centre to facilitate a resolution.

This is an unusual situation as customers do not typically leave money on account with us untouched for so many months. In excess of a thousand new customers across the UK pre-pay for lessons with us every week. As you'd expect, when a customer passes their test, we don't hear from them again unless perhaps for a refund for lessons paid for but not taken. We cannot hold details of customers indefinitely and all dormant accounts are eventually closed (as advised in our terms and conditions). The Contact Centre staff responding to this call will have seen on their screens that the account had been automatically closed as it had been dormant for over six months. If however we are advised that a customer is taking a break from learning for some reason, we are happy to make appropriate arrangements.

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“Total disappointment”

Written on: 27/06/2015 by CDone (1 review written)

We took out a starter pack of lessons with Red for my partner. The signs looked promising at first but we were soon to find out that the lessons we purchased were completely the opposite of what we were expecting... On my partners first 2 hour lesson, we waited an hour for the instructor to turn up. After she turned up, she explained that she would take my partner to a nearby location and begin her lessons. The instructor then spent a further 45 mins lookin for what would be a good spot to… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 29/06/2015

I was sorry to hear of your unhappiness. I note that you have been in touch with the RED office already but I have emailed you directly for more details.

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Melmel007's Response to CDone's Review

Written on: 30/06/2015

That's excalty what happened to me but worse. I was driven up a one way road because he didn't notice the sign. I was taken to a very busy round about on my 1st lesson in rush hour ... Talk about throwing me in the deep end then had a cheek to say ... Well you handle that well!!! The worse was I was given instruction that lead me to the MOTORWAY. I've complained & that was in April
& still waiting for a refund as I too paid up front . The amount of time I've phone the 0800 number & waited for a call back & no one has!! KEEP AWAY FROM RED...

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By Red Driving School

Written on: 01/07/2015

I would be very interested in knowing the details of experience and would appreciate you contacting RED and asking for our customer services manager.
Thanks for your help
CEO
RED Driving School

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★★★★★

“Kwok is a fantastic instructor in South London ”

Written on: 27/06/2015 by vqMarshall253 (1 review written)

I have failed several times, and Kwok was patient and knowledgable. He taught a 40 year old hard to teach bad driver and made me pass. I have been through so many instructors and he's head and shoulders above them all. Matthew… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 29/06/2015

Congratulations on passing and thank your for the review. I am glad it finally worked out for you.

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“Learning to drive with-Mark Housley”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by ashtray1234 (1 review written)

He was a great driving instructor, he was always a laugh and make learning easier. He always explained things in detail and made sure you are alright with it, if not then he didnt mind rereading it lol. He would always fit me in when i asked, as i work and that made it easier for me to learn. He was always positive which helps a lot. He would find the things you are bad at, mine was speeding and get it correct. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to pass, easier and within a great… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 29/06/2015

Congratulations on passing especially as you only had one minor. Thank you for the nice review and enjoy your new found "freedom". (But watch the speeding!! :-) )

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“Great”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by HayleyConrad (1 review written)

Teaching was great. From day one I felt I was being pushed, with clear direction and explanation, which was what I needed to get me through my test first time. I would strongly suggest 2 hour lessons, and if you have the time for it, twice a week. You might find cheaper alternatives around but you definitely get value for your money with red. Professional and experienced… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 26/06/2015

Thank you for the great review and congratulations on your first time pass. I thank you too for your comment about value for money. We are not the cheapest school in terms of cost per hour but we sincerely believe that we offer value for money over the journey to test success! Best wishes for your future driving.

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“Amazing instructor from RED, Gamini Kulasena”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by Soe1 (1 review written)

Just passed my practical test. A big thanks to Gamini who is a brilliant instructor from Red Driving School. He is a very professional, friendly, helpful and experienced instructor. He understood my strength and weakness and structured the course well. I learned driving not only to pass the test but also achieve a skill set to drive safely. I would highly recommend him. Thanks. SM… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 26/06/2015

Thank you for your very nice review and congratulations on passing your test. I am particularly pleased to read your thoughts on learning to drive safely and glad we were able to help. I will pass on your comments to the instructor. Best wishes for your future driving.

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“Understanding driving”

Written on: 26/06/2015 by Payne11 (1 review written)

When I started my driving lessons initially very nervous and all over the place but red driving instructor come to my rescue and was able to guide and assist me in my driving course. He was really patient and always ready to go over some routines I couldn't understand. He was able to develop and advance my driving skills. I'll always recommend red driving school for anyone who is looking to pursue for their drivers license… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 26/06/2015

Thank you for your nice feedback and five star review. Best wishes with your driving and thank you for the recommendation.

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“Laurence McLean is a great instructor from red ”

Written on: 26/06/2015

I learnt to drive with red driving school in Chesterfield with Laurence McCran. He makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed, he's always making you laugh and is a great instructor, Iv recomended him to 2 friends already and they think he is great too. I passed my test last month and I'm so happy that I got to have such a fun and happy time whilst learning with mac. Defrosting worth the money, cheers mac your a star. X… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 26/06/2015

Congratulations on passing and thank you for your kind words. Sounds like you had fun too! Thanks for referring RED to your friends and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the instructor. Best wishes.

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“Red driving school”

Written on: 25/06/2015 by Harryc31 (1 review written)

Passed my practical driving test first time thanks to the great help and guidance from the instructor from Red driving school. Highly recommend this instructor, very good!… Read Full Review

By Red Driving School

Written on: 26/06/2015

Congratulations on your first time pass. Well done. And thank you for the nice review. Best wishes.

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