Welcome to Geoff Capes Driving School – Driving Lessons in Stockport

At Geoff Capes our instructors are passionate about delivering quality driving lessons so you can rip up those ‘L’ plates and achieve freedom and independence through learning to drive. We’ve been established for over eighteen years – so we know a thing or two about helping students to pass their tests with flying colours. Our high first-time pass rate is testament to the level of teaching we provide and our friendly driving instructors aim to put you at ease, helping you feel confident and accomplished as a new driver.

Simple, fair pricing and packages

We think that the price of driving lessons should always be upfront and straightforward. That’s why we don’t offer costly packages or ‘pass your test quick’ schemes that promise unrealistic results. Instead, we offer excellent quality, affordable lessons with experienced driving instructors in Stockport, Glossop, Macclesfield, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Whitchurch, Hyde and everywhere in-between. We are honest, upfront and trustworthy – so when you learn to drive with Geoff Capes Driving School, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Our money-back guarantee protects your investment, so you needn’t worry about wasting money on lessons that don’t deliver.

Professional, experienced and friendly driving instructors

We pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of our services – as we care a great deal about getting you through your lessons safely and successfully. That’s why we offer a service carried out by experienced, well-trained professionals with your best interests at heart – representing fantastic quality for money and complete peace of mind with our money back guarantee.

Founder Geoff has been teaching in the Stockport area for over 22 years, so he knows what it takes to get a test pass. He shares this knowledge with his team of instructors to secure success for every single one of his students – no matter who they learn to drive with or where they take their test. Our instructors know the local area inside out and ensure they’re constantly up-to-date with the latest examination criteria and requirements. Our area covers Stockport, Macclesfield, Glossop, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Whitchurch, Hyde and surrounding areas.

A service centred on customer success

All of our driving lessons are based on customer success. As you browse our site you’ll see how our flexible and comprehensive approach enables you to learn to drive in the best possible way for you. We believe it’s this that’s the key to our success – and yours! If you want a male instructor – no problem! Do you feel more comfortable with a female instructor? Again, it’s not a problem. Would you prefer to take your lessons in a manual or automatic? You choose. We can cover any requirement you may have without issue. We work around you for a strategy that best fits your lifestyle and preferences – not the other way around. This is one of the reasons why we have such a high pass rate – happy learners make confident drivers. If you’re uncomfortable with the way you’re learning to drive or find it inconvenient in any way, it’s unlikely you’ll pass. That’s why we focus on positive customer experience and work with you to help you to fully benefit from and enjoy your driving lessons.

Whether you are a complete beginner, are a lapsed learner having had some lessons before have failed your test or just need a refresher course we have driving lessons to suit all needs.

Get in touch to book

If you’re looking for friendly, local driving schools with extensive industry knowledge, who are dedicated to helping you pass your test you’ve found the perfect partner in Geoff Capes Driving School. Get in touch now or take a look at our Recent Test Passes or Reviews pages to find out more about learning to drive with us.

Recent Passes

Michael from Stockport

Michael – Stockport

Lydia from Macclesfield

Lydia – Macclesfield


Amy – Wilmslow

Cedric Ryan

Cedric – Macclesfield

Nicola Hewitt

Nicola – Macclesfield

See more passes

If you would like to book a lesson or have any questions call

0161 327 2105


I was recommended Geoff Capes Driving School by my auntie who had passed with Geoff a couple of years ago and I wanted to learn in an automatic car.

I wanted an instructor who was patient gave good feedback and also had a high pass rate.

My driving lessons I found to be an exciting experience and less nerve wracking then I thought, I really looked forward to every driving lesson I had!

I found my driving instructor Geoff teaching methods very useful and very easy to get the hang of

I would 100% recommend Geoff Capes driving school to everyone I know! Geoff made me feel comfortable from the start and helped with any doubts I had every day was different.

Stacie Dalzell of Stockport

When I was looking for a driving school they had to have good customer reviews and be a reputable company.

I found the whole learning to drive to be quite a long process but I believe it is ensuring that you are well equipped for real life driving.
Steve my driving instructor was very calm and friendly and put me at ease from the first driving lesson. He was very punctual and we made progress quickly.

I found Geoff Capes Driving School to be highly professional and I would certainly recommend them to all my friends

Emily Dixon of Glossop

The most important thing for me when choosing a driving instructor was to find someone I felt comfortable with as I was very nervous, I had lessons years previously and hadn’t liked the instructor so after several lessons I had given up. Luckily for me I found the delightful, funny, charming man that is Geoff Capes! He made every lesson one that I really looked forward to, he is so much fun and really helped me with my confidence.  I wanted to learn in an automatic car the school had to have an automatic which luckily for me they did.

Learning to drive with Geoff was a dream compared to what I had initially expected, I found the driving so difficult but he really kept me on track, gave brilliant help and advice and never made me feel stupid when I just didn’t get it! How he kept sane after teaching me to reverse around a corner I will never know!

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes driving school, particularly to those who are nervous as I found Geoff really put all those nerves at ease and he made me feel less anxious.

Sophie Snape of Macclesfield

I choose Geoff Capes Driving School because I read all the customer reviews on the website and Facebook and was very impressed.

I found learning to drive to be more relaxed whilst being thorough in everything. Dave my driving instructor also made it more fun in every driving lesson that we did and made sure we achieved what I wanted to accomplish at the end of every lesson.

I found Dave’s teaching methods to be really good and Dave gives a lot of tips even on how to control your nerves on the test day.

Dave makes sure you are confident and 100% ready to take your test. He is very patient and always gives you honest feedback whether you’ve done well or if there are things that still need improving which I think really helps the students.

Oliver Carrigher of Chester

The main reason that I chose Geoff Capes Driving School was I was looking for automatic driving lessons.

Another factor was that they were good, calm and knowledgeable. ( I’d had some bad instructors in the past that had made me lose my confidence).

The teaching methods were fantastic! Dave my driving instructor was taking me to drive somewhere different than Widnes allowed me to follow signs and get confidence in being able to drive. Not just pass my test in an area I knew!

Chantel Bellew of Widnes

I had tried over the years with previous driving instructors and never felt a connection. With Ian, he made me feel at ease straight away. I couldn’t recommend him enough. He brought out the confidence in me. I found learning to drive to be a lot easier than I first thought. Ian’s teaching methods were spot on. He was friendly, calming, patient, firm and witty all rolled into one. He knew how nervous I was but soon made me realise I could do it.

I think the driving school is fantastic. I would recommend 100%. Friendly, and lessons were fun.

Katie Walton of Bollington
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