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At Geoff Capes Driving School our ethos is centred around customer success. Your success is our success – so we ensure that our practice and way of working is structured to provide students with the perfect environment in which to learn to drive. Embarking on driving lessons (whether for the first time or as a revisit later in life) can be daunting for a variety of reasons.

We understand this, which is why we employ different methods tailored to each learner – all tried and tested to ensure that they make learning to drive simpler and more enjoyable.

We appreciate that patience, clarity and a personable demeanour are incredibly important whilst learning to drive – so each and every one of our instructors possesses these natural qualities and plenty of up to date qualifications to enable them to support you fully at every step of the way – guaranteeing customer success every time.

Below you can see some examples of our customer success – testimonials from satisfied learners who we are proud to say passed their tests with flying colours.

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Building a relationship with the driving instructor. Being able to learn in an automatic and to be taught by someone who builds your confidence on a weekly basis…I got all that with Geoff.

Cost and location were important when I was deciding which driving school to go with.

Far exceeded all expectations – I got a link to Theory practice questions and hazard test. This was invaluable leading up to my theory and was a very easy to use programme. It kept track of my progress and I was able to see area’s I needed to do more work on. Result – theory passed 1st time.
I actually looked forward to every driving lesson and really enjoyed driving.
To be fair to Geoff it can’t be easy getting an 8 month pregnant women through her lessons and test!!

My instructor was very calm and easy to follow. Geoff takes your lead and always asks do you want you to do more of, as well as following the basic instructions

I would absolutely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School!! Why?? Because I passed 😆

Nothing could have been done to improve the service, I got regular text reminders. Geoff either picked me up from home or work.

There’s a part of me going to miss our Friday evening trips out.

Thank you all at Geoff Capes Driving School.

Nicky Owens of Macclesfield


When choosing a driving school the most important criteria for me was being able to learn in an automatic car and also having a patient driving instructor.

It was very important for me to find an instructor who worked with me and who would assist me to build on my confidence.

Initially, I used a different driving school and found difficulty in building confidence, when I moved to Geoff Capes Driving School I began to enjoy the experience.

I was very impressed with my instructors teaching methods, I feel Ian took on board how I wanted to learn and worked very well with me to develop this.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School, before starting my lessons with Ian my confidence was extremely knocked and after around 11 hours of lessons I had built that back up and developed a complete competency with driving, resulting in passing my driving test on my first attempt.

I do not feel anything could have been done better, 10/10 experience.

Thomas Worthington of Wilmslow


I think the most important thing was how highly recommended they are and family or friends who have used Geoff Capes Driving School.

I was looking for a driving school that could match my availability and teaching hours

My learning to drive experience was more complicated than I originally thought, but my instructor Paul Curtis did a good job explaining everything to me by using different teaching methods such as apps or laminated diagrams.

My driving instructors teaching methods differ from anyone’s that I’ve heard of by using multiple apps and laminated diagrams or even having satellite views of different junctions to explain them to you. He tries his hardest to make you feel safe and get you talking so you feel comfortable and fills you with confidence as you drive, he is always in a happy mood and if you don’t understand something he is very understanding and can explain things to you in multiple ways.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School to family and friends. It was easy and my instructor would make you feel comfortable and shows true passion in what he teaches.

I wouldn’t change anything I found the customer service to be excellent.

Louis Gregory of Stockport


After a bad experience with the previous school that I chose randomly, this time I went with a friend’s recommendation and I wasn’t disappointed.

The interest and understanding of where I’m coming from, of what I need to focus on, along with the friendly and positive approach were major factors in helping me pass.

More or less aligned with my expectations. What I didn’t expect is how failing would affect me and how much work the nerves would require.

I especially appreciate the patience and the constant positivity. There was no “telling me off”, just patient reminders that solidified my knowledge. Even the meltdown I had before the test was handled with full support and encouragement, that restored my confidence instantly.

Absolutely, I’d recommend the school and Paul personally for turning my driving experience around, from feeling like a failure before we met, to gaining confidence not only behind the wheel.

Nothing could be done to improve the services. All was done to make me pass, in a very professional, supportive and friendly manner.

Thanks Paul!

Serge Gutin-Hurley of Manchester


I wanted a driving instructor who I could chat to and have a laugh with and I got all that with my instructor Paul.

Because of my working pattern  availability was one of the key issues for me. I didn’t know what to expect when I started my driving lessons, but it was a lot more fun than I expected I found myself looking forward to waking up at 9am on a Saturday.

I thought Paul’s teaching methods were brilliant, he was patient and stern when he needed to be and had a laugh when appropriate.

Yes because there’s a number of available instructors who have a good track record.

There was nothing that I could say to improve, the service that I received it was 5 star.

Nathan Cooper of Reddish


When I was looking for a driving instructor the instructor had to be a patient instructor, also had to be driving an automatic car.

They had to match my availability and to be able to offer me regular driving lessons.

I have tried a few times before but given up because I found it too difficult. This time was totally different due to Geoff being patient, friendly and a great teacher.

Brilliant teaching methods. I never felt under pressure and Geoff instilled me with lots of confidence.

I would definitely recommend Geoff as the best instructor for people who are nervous about driving.

There is nothing you could do to improve your service as I found it to be first class.

Mina Fattahi of Levenshulme


The most important criteria for me was to find a driving school which would get me confident about driving and my ability to do so after time away from driving following a break after my previous driving school.

I was also looking to find a driving instructor who was patient and easy going, to help me gain my confidence and to be able to also enjoy my driving lessons along the way.

Learning to drive with Steve from Geoff Capes Driving School was as I had hoped and expected, I wasn’t a natural driver. However, Steve was able to get me ready for my test and helped me to believe I could do it!

Steve’s instructing methods were/are brilliant he explains everything thoroughly and is patient and guides you through well.

I would recommend Geoff Capes Driving School and my driving instructor Steve for the professional and well organised work they do. I saw plenty of great reviews and an excellent pass rate with great instructors.

I feel everything was brilliant for me so no improvement needed.

Bex Rushby of Glossop


When I started looking for lessons the first thing I did was go straight to the review sections. Geoff Capes Driving School had overwhelmingly positive feedback and, despite looking at other options was the one I kept coming back too. Obviously, no regrets.

For me, automatic driving lessons were a must and my driving instructor Geoff has that availability. Also, they fitted lessons around my schedule and I found the prices reasonable, especially if block booking.

My first attempt at driving was about 18 years ago in a manual car and I didn’t enjoy the experience at all. So, I started out with plenty of apprehension this time around, but from the very first lesson, Geoff put me at ease. So much so, I looked forward to every lesson. An enjoyable experience from the very start right up to passing my test.

Geoff was always calm and patient and his instructions were clear and precise, just what you need in an instructor, But that’s only half the story. Geoff is just a top bloke to be around, with a great sense of humour Nothing better than driving around for a couple of hours and having a laugh at the same time (when appropriate of course!!). Gonna miss those plastic trees, GLB’s and Jedi mind tricks.

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Geoff to family and friends, in fact, I already have. As well as brilliant driving tuition, they also offer tools to help with your theory test including mock tests. Helped me pass mine on the first attempt too.

What could we have done better to improve our customer service or enhance your learning experience with us?
Passed my theory and practical first time around. It works so no need to try and fix it.

Andrew Watson of Macclesfield


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

My driving lessons I found to be a 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’s 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

Jonathan Haynes

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

Emily Dixon

A calm, understanding and punctual instructor that gives you the best learning experience possible

The friendly nature of the instructor. The fact he made me feel comfortable and built me up to feel confident in my own abilities to succeed with driving.Learning to drive with Geoff made me feel like I could enjoy my driving lessons whereas previous driving instructors (not of this business) dampened my experience and enjoyment behind the wheel.
Geoff prepares you not only for the test but for what comes after he works at your own pace and is a friendly guy to have there with you smiling all the way. Anything I wasn’t sure of he was happy to guide me through effectively and easily too.
Yes, I would recommend this driving school to anyone who needs to learn as you’re not going to find professional quality teaching from anywhere else. If you want a jolly, cool headed and supportive teacher Geoff is your man!
The only thing I can suggest is the text messages to tell you have a lesson the next day, have them be sent out earlier the day before I received mine 8pm every day before so perhaps early evening time. Its only nitpicking but that’s the only negative feedback I can give.

Jonathan Haynes of Stockport

Jonathan Haynes

I was looking for a driving school who could fit in around my times also the driving instructor had to be patient and friendly.

The driving school had to have a good pass rate and able to accommodate my requirements, I found that my driving lessons were exactly how I had imagined.
Amanda my driving instructor explained everything clearly and I found it so easy to follow. I would certainly recommend Geoff Capes Driving school to anybody as I had a high standard of driving instructor and I passed my test first time

Martine Turner of Stockport

Martine Turner

It was very important to me that I found a driving instructor that offered a calm and patient approach as I was very anxious when it came to driving and looking at previous reviews of Geoff Capes Driving School it looked like it fit the bill.

It was also important to me that my instructor was somebody I felt comfortable with and Amanda was definitely that person. We got on great and when I started I used to be so anxious however as the lessons went on, I began to enjoy them as Amanda my driving instructor made me feel at ease and taught me to drive in a way that just clicked.

I was super nervous about starting driving lessons again as I had driving lessons a few years back which just really put me off, so my confidence was at a serious low. I was very sceptical if I would ever be able to drive a manual car but with Amanda’s teaching methods I passed first time which was an absolute shocker! So, although it wasn’t easy for me I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.

Amanda’s teaching methods were perfect for me, I thought I was unteachable, to be honest ha-ha! But with her hard work and patience, she really managed to teach me in a way that eased my nerves and eventually helped to limit the times I got flustered! She broke things down into more simple things and although at the start it felt like there was way too much to think about it eventually just clicked.

My friend has already started her lessons! If I can learn and pass first time then anybody can, so I would definitely recommend Amanda! I am still in shock now!

Personally, all aspects for me were covered and the theory test material was also invaluable! The only thing I can think of is maybe less texts ha-ha!

Joanne Hough of Macclesfield

Joanne Hough

I was looking for a driving instructor firm that covered my local area and a driving instructor who could fit around my family life with having two small children. It was important that my instructor was patient and able to make me feel confident and comfortable whilst on the roads. Amanda certainly delivered on that.

Amanda always put me at ease which helped me to relax but could be firm with me when needed. Amanda was not only my driving instructor. When I passed my practical test I felt we had built a friendship, she’d been with me every step of the way. My goal was to pass my test before I returned to work after maternity leave. I passed my test a month before I went back to work.

I found learning to drive harder than I had first thought if I’m honest, but Amanda was always there to help with encouragement and reassurance that I would get there with patience (something that does not come naturally to me lol). Amanda’s teaching methods were always explained well, therefore easy to follow and practised over and over until it became a natural manoeuvre.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School to anyone, with a special mention of Amanda. I’ve actually passed her number to a few friends that are now looking to pass there driving test. I never imaged I would pass my test when I’m on the wrong side of thirty but I did. I found Amanda to always be flexible and with still having baby brain I also liked the reminder texts you got the night before your driving lessons.

Christine Hemlin of Stockport

Christine Hemlin

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, so the school I chose 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

Sophie Snape

I needed a driving instructor who would push me to be confident in my driving, but that didn’t push me too hard, I found that instructor in Andy Jennings. I was looking for a driving school who covered Poynton where I live, also I was looking for a school who were reputable, and had a good name.

Learning to drive it took a lot more time than what I expected and it requires more thought than I once thought. My driving instructor’s teaching methods were excellent his instructions were clear and concise which made it easier for me to follow. My lessons were well structured and I felt much more confident behind the wheel and learnt much faster than expected.

I found everything with Geoff Capes Driving School was excellent from the text reminders the night before my lesson to the professional service I received from everyone.

Charlotte Davies form Poynton

Charlotte Davies

The most important thing for me, was having a driving instructor who was flexible and could fit in with my work commitments. One of the major factors for choosing the school was, that I saw Geoff Capes Driving School cars on the road quite often, so I knew they were a reputable and reliable company, I was also impressed by the customer reviews on the website.

Learning to drive with Geoff was exactly how I expected, he was so easy to get along with but he was strict when he had to be. Geoff knows how to teach people in different ways depending on their learning capabilities, he breaks things down into simple steps, so learning to drive is easy to understand.

I would recommend, Geoff Capes Driving School to anyone, they give you that personal touch where others don’t. Everything was perfect for me

Mike Rogerson of Stockport

Mike Rogerson

When I was looking for a driving school they had to offer automatic lessons, also the instructors had to be patient and understanding, other factors that helped me make up my mind was what did other people who had learned with the driving school have to say, I was really impressed with all the customer reviews on the website.

Learning to drive forward came quite quickly but when it came to the manoeuvres that was quite a struggle, but I got there with a lot of help from Geoff, so much so that I passed my test first time.

Geoff’s teaching methods were great he was very patient, he made everything easy to understand and was very clear and concise with his instructions.

I would definitely recommend this driving school because the customer service was excellent and Geoff was prompt and very reliable.

Ann Kelly of Stockport

Ann Kelly

Being 32 years old and only just deciding to learn to drive was a very daunting thought and played havoc on my anxiety levels, but it was something I had to do to finally take myself out the passenger seat and into the driver’s seat for work and family purposes.

My driving instructor, Andrew Jennings is by far one of the most relaxed, calm, understanding and patient people I’ve ever met. That along with a good sense of humour I instantly felt at ease and every time I went into meltdown he quickly had me back up and feeling confident.

I passed my test on my 2nd attempt so just like to say a massive THANK YOU to Andy for everything and would recommend him and the whole Geoff Capes Driving School to anyone.. even the other half is now taking her lessons with him….

David O’Reilly of Stockport

David O'Reilly

When I am looking to buy something I always check out the customer reviews and it was the same with driving lessons. I was really impressed by the number of customer reviews on the website.

My driving instructor was Stephen Mitcheson who I found to be very friendly and calm with excellent teaching methods, which made my learning to drive experience a lot easier than I had imagined.

I would definitely be recommending Geoff Capes Driving School to anyone looking for driving lessons.

Paige Lower of Glossop

Paige Lowe

When I was looking to start driving lessons I was looking for a school that would help me to drive at my own pace and hopefully be able to pass my test 1st time and make me into a confident driver.

Learning to drive was exactly how I thought it would be. My driving instructor Stephen’s teaching methods were very good and he moved me on at my own pace.

I would definitely recommend this driving school to all my friends, in fact, I already have.

Josie Berry of Glossop

Josie Berry

I found my driving instructor Andy Jennings to be very good, I found that he gave me the confidence to try new things, also he gave me positive feedback and his criticism was always constructive.

I found my learning experience to be very frustrating at times, but with Andy’s help I came through it, Andy’s teaching method was very easy to understand and very effective.

I would recommend Geoff Capes Driving School to all my friends, because of the excellent customer service that I received.

Martin Clegg of Stockport

Martin Clegg

I was looking for a driving school that had very good customer reviews and one that also had a very good reputation. I found all that with Geoff Capes Driving School, they also have a 5-star rating and a very good pass rate, this just confirmed to me that this was the driving school for me.

I found learning to drive to be quite hard at first, but my driving instructor Stephen Mitcheson kept encouraging me and over time it started to get a bit easier.

I found my driving instructor had brilliant teaching methods and I cannot thank Stephen enough for getting me through my driving test.

I will have no trouble in recommending your driving school because you are very good at what you do.

Hannah Cooper of Woodley

Hannah Cooper

When I was looking for a driving school they had to have a very good reputation, I was also impressed by the customer reviews on the website, they also had a good introductory offer with a money back guarantee.

My driving instructor Andy Jennings was brilliant, he was very helpful and made everything very clear and easy to understand and he was never late for a lesson.

I found the learning to drive experience so much less stressful than I had imagined it to be.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School to anybody, the customer service was excellent and I liked the text message you got the day before your lesson to remind you.

Eleanor Harris of Macclesfield

Eleanor Harris

I was looking for a driving school that offered automatic driving lessons, as I struggled with a manual car for quite a while.

I was lucky to have Geoff as a driving instructor he displayed a calm and understanding attitude throughout our lessons, he explained things very clearly. Geoff also fitted my lessons around my schedule.

The learning to drive process took me longer than I had expected, but when I started taking lessons with Geoff everything seemed to fall into place.

I would definitely recommend Geoff Capes Driving School because I passed 1st time which I never imagined that I could, also the customer service is fantastic, I liked the text reminders that you get the night before to remind you of your driving lesson the next day.

Connie Walsh of Bramhall

Connie Walsh

Massive huge thank you to Geoff Capes, who was the best instructor for me. He had so much patience and was so reassuring and had the utmost confidence in me.

Being a lady who suffers from extreme anxiety and low self confidence this was a major deal for me, he kept me focused and positive. Not only was he an amazing instructor but also became a great friend. Thank you just doesn’t cut it. Forever grateful xx

Alicia Wellington of Great Moor

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