Testimonials from some of my past pupils

Sophie GoldieSophie Goldie
Pippa is an amazing instructor and I would recommend her to anyone! A lovely person and extremely supportive. She made driving after an 11 year break a fantastic experience and I will miss our Thursday mornings!

Sophie JewellSophie Jewell
Proud Sophie
So this happened today!!! Super proud of myself. I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and despite being stuck in a lot of traffic my test was actually quite pleasent 😂. But I've done it and couldn't have done it without the pure positivity and constant support from my instructor LDC Driving School - Pippa Caldecott.... Our lessons definitely were funny 😊 I would highly recommend Pippa to anyone who is looking at taking lessons. (gonna miss that car though haha)

Sophie DaySophie Day
1st Time Pass
As well as being one of the nicest people I’ve ever met Pippa is an amazing instructor. We had so much fun on our lessons and she has helped me with a first time pass! She is very understanding and helpful. She has been so supportive and completely put me at ease on my test day by talking me through everything. I couldn’t recommend her more. I can’t believe we wont be having any more lessons!

Emma HeasmanEmma Heasman
Pippa is an exceptional instructor. She was very patient and reassuring with me which I appreciate so much. I’m so happy to have had her help me pass! I would recommend Pippa to everyone I know - 5 stars.

Thomas HeasmanThomas Heasman
Amazing driving instructor!
Never late, and is really great at explaining situations to you that you might not initially understand. - I haven’t got a bad word to say about her as an instructor, I’d never even driven a car before she began to teach me and now I can drive after just 7 months of learning, I still really can’t believe it!

Ethan Kearne
An amazing instructor, really puts you at ease during your lessons and when its test day. Thank you very much Pippa.

Anais SurridgeAnais Surridge
Ist Time Pass
Thank you Pippa for being such an amazing instructor! And helping me on my driving journey. I will miss our lesson every Friday. See you on the road. It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be part of this young lady`s journey. Anais is a natural born driver who took ownership of her training from day one and thoroughly deserved her pass, with only one driving fault. Her Mum Debbie wrote the following kind words: Thank you so much Pippa from LDC Driving School. I can’t recommend you enough for being a huge part in today’s success. From the very beginning you have encouraged and bought out the very best of Anais Surridge with her driving. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. We owe a lot of this today to you.

Sam DanceSam Dance
Perseverance paid off for Sam.
I am delighted for this young lady who has worked so hard towards her goal of becoming a full licence holder. Sam had spoken to me on many occasions about how much being able to drive would change her life as she would no longer have to walk miles to school every day with her young children and would also be able to take them out more during the school holidays - her dream finally came true when she passed her driving test on her 3rd attempt. Congratulations and very well done Sam - I`m proud of you for persevering! Sam wrote the following kind words in a card she gave me: "Thank you for being such a kind, understanding and patient instructor. I am so glad I found you and honestly couldn't have done it without you. Passing my driving test means the world to me and is going to improve my life drastically. Thank you!"

Rob SearleRob Searle
Ist Time Pass
Rob was already riding a motorbike so had a good knowledge of the roads, which stood him in good stead to pass his driving test at first attempt. Rob was a conscientious student and always engaged in his lesson planning in order to make the most of his learning process. It`s great now seeing him driving around locally in his work`s van, which was the main reason he`d had for wanting to learn to drive.

Rhian AlexanderRhian Alexander
1st Time Pass
Pippa - 100% highly recommended, one of the most down to earth, supportive and encouraging driving instructors around. Got me through my driving test on the first attempt! Couldn't be happier!

Lauren BarnettLauren Barnett
Perseverance paid off with pass at 3rd attempt.
Amazing instructor! Can’t thank Pippa enough for building my confidence and for helping me pass my test. Pippa puts your nerves at rest and talks to you through everything with lots of detail! You are truly fabulous, thank you so so much. My step-Dad would be super proud of me.

Jacob DaviesJacob Davies
1st Time Pass for Jacob
I'm thrilled for Jacob who passed his practical driving test on first attempt on a cloudy February afternoon in Portsmouth. It was a pleasure working with you Jacob and I enjoyed the laughs along the way. Now you can enjoy the independence of the open road - no more trains!

Naomi HicksNaomi Hicks
Conquered nerves!
Would definitely recommend Pippa she really has been the best for me!! I suffered really bad with anxiety and my nerves were horrendous!! Pippa was always relaxed and calm and made me feel a ease and the main thing SAFE... Pippa's laid back and caring nature really did help me get to that PASS! I probably would have given up with out her! A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO YOU PIPPA XX

Eden FountainEden Fountain
Passed 1st Time
Great instructor! Makes you feel really comfortable and is a great teacher. Would definitely recommend.

Imogen WhitwhamImogen Whitwham
A much deserved pass for Imogen.
Well done to Imogen for beating the nerves this time and passing her driving test on second attempt this morning with only 4 minor driving faults. Starting as a complete beginner Imogen followed the unique LDC system of leaning and had 24 hours of in-car tuition, developing her skills and knowledge to ensure she became the safe & competent driver she is today.

Danielle LeeDanielle Lee
Passed on 3rd attempt.
The sun came out to shine on Danielle at the end of her driving test as she finally managed to overcome her nerves and passed on her third attempt with only a handful of minor driving faults. I'm so proud of her for believing in herself and not giving up. Danielle who is pregnant was determined to pass her driving test before the birth of her second child as she had given up driving lessons a couple of years ago when pregnant with her first baby. Danielle is a safe and competent driver who, despite her nerves, persevered and never lost sight of her goal.

Lewis DaviesLewis Davies
Well deserved pass on 2nd attempt.
Brilliant driving instructor who gives amazing support throughout your whole learning period. I went from not knowing where to put the key into the ignition to passing my test in 6 months. I would definitely recommend Pippa to anyone who is looking to start lessons or is in need of a change of instructor. She has a calm considered approach and never makes you feel silly and also gets to know you on a personal level and adapts to your style. Thanks again Pippa " beep beep"

Tom MartinTom Martin
Well deserved first time pass for Tom.
Fantastic instructor! Really helped me with my self confidence on the road, all credit goes to Pippa for me passing 1st time. Highly recommend!

Jack DaviesJack Davies
Well deserved pass for Jack.
Jack`s goal was to pass his driving test in order to broaden his horizons at work. He worked hard towards this and was delighted to have achieved his goal after only 27 hours of driving tuition. Jack understands the importance of safe driving for life after learning the LDC way.

Jade CopelandJade Copeland
2nd Time Pass
Heavily pregnant and camera shy Jade was thrilled to pass her driving test at second attempt this morning. Despite taking a wrong turn at a busy roundabout Jade continued to drive safely & came away with only one minor driving fault on her test result sheet earning her a very well deserved pass.

Maisie GreenMaisie Green
First time pass for a delighted Maisie.
Maisie and I began our journey together 2 weeks ago when she embarked on a mid - way pass course with me, having had around 15 hours of tuition previously but not having driven for some time prior to her contacting me. Her journey ended today, when after having had a further 19 hours of driving with me and following the LD system Maisie passed her driving test on her first attempt at Chichester Driving Test Centre. A very well deserved pass!

Chloe LumsdenChloe Lumsden
First tiime pass for Chloe
A very well deserved pass for Chloe who put in such a lot of hard work between our lessons by practising in her own car with her Mum supervising. She is a competent and safe young driver whom I am proud to see out on the local roads. At just 17 yrs old Chloe works hard at college as well as doing her part time job and she told me that being able to drive will make it much easier for her now as she won`t have to rely on public transport anymore.

Kelsey PoultonKelsey Poulton
Life Changing 1st time pass.
Adamant that she would only learn in an automatic car, Kelsey was persuaded to give it a go in my manual at the end of January 2018. She surprised herself by realising that it wasn't as hard as it seemed. Her goal was to have passed her test by the school summer holidays and there were tears of joy when she was presented with her well deserved pass certificate at Portsmouth Test Centre just before the Easter holidays this year. She never tires of telling how much her and her children's lives have changed for the better since then as she is now able to get out and about without relying on buses and taxis.

Lewis-Lea lewisLewis-Lea lewis
First Time Pass
During my time learning with Pip, I have become a much more confident and enthusiastic driver. She showed me how to drive safely and how you can be comfortable in a car. Although I didn't have many lessons with Pip, we became pretty good mates with each other due to her friendly and laid back personality. He knowledge of driving is very good and she has certainly taught me well seeing as my test wasn`t very far away from my first lesson. Without Pip`s help I don`t think I could have passed the test so I am very grateful that she helped me. Pip is kind, smart, organised, caring and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone learning to drive. I have enjoyed the lessons as well as the laughs.....and the free drinks ( she keeps bottles of water in the car for her learners ).