D1 minibus driver training candidate with pass certificate‘Just to let you know, I passed my D1 driving test yesterday and am very relieved. Langdon Academy school logo

I send this email to thank you for the resources but I also want to extend a massive thank you to Paul. Not only was he professional and so clearly experienced in all things driving, but he was so supportive and a really lovely man.

Without gushing, I felt like I could ask any question without feeling silly and that his instruction was tailored to my needs rather than an agenda that he needed to fulfil.

I had an excellent experience with him over the last two days and I am genuinely grateful for his guidance and in honesty, I would have said the same if I had failed.

Thank you again.

Nicole’

Nicole Newby, Langdon Academy

‘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, Bristol Cathedral Choir 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 !!

Andrew Beckinsale-Yates, Broomhill Junior 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.

Louise Bainbridge, School Business Manager, Bernard Gilpin 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.”

Linda Bradley, Byker Primary 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.’

Louise Simmonds, Langley Grammar 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.

Karen’

From Linden:

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

Linden’

Karen Rowell and Linden Lockhart, Ashfrod School

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,
Milly

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
Sarah

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
Emilie

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

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
Leo

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.
Nicola

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

Jenny

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

Olivia

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

Julia Reynolds,
Cathorpe Academy

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

Lindsey Rae,
All Souls Catholic Primary School

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

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 instil 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.

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.

Thanks
Edward Welch

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.

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.

Karen Rowell and Linden Lockhart,
Ashford School

Hi,

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,
Linden’

Matthew Phillips,
Crescent School

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

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.

Nick’

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!’