What our pupils say

Reviews from former clients

Congratulations to Charlie Lowde who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 4 May 18! Very well done!

"Passed my driving test on the first attempt today and would like to thank Annabel for her help and patience in making me confident on the roads. Annabel is an incredible instructor and I highly recommend Annabel’s School of Motoring to anyone who is learning to drive!".

Congratulations to Emily Henderson who passed her driving test on 3 May 18 with just 2 driving faults! Way to go!

Congratulations to Robin Skinner who passed his driving test on 27 March 18

"Annabel is a great instructor who made me feel right at home back on the road! If you need lessons, I'd advise you to choose Annabel!"

Another Coulthard brother passed his driving test on 19 Mar as Ben Coulthard passed his in Scarborough! Very well done and enjoy your new career in Derby!

"I passed today and I'm over the moon about it. Annabel is an amazing instructor who helped me get through this experience with constant reassurance and an amazing attitude. I wish Annabel all the best with her driving school and I would highly recommend this to anybody and everybody who is looking for a driving instructor".

A big well done to Alice Martin who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 12 Feb 18! Stay safe!

Well done to Georgina Watson who passed her driving test her FIRST attempt on 17 Jan 18!
Super Drive!

"Brilliant driving school. Would highly recommend! I passed first time and wouldn't have done it without the help and patience of Annabel!"

Congratulations to Lena Broxholme who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 15 Jan 18 with just 4 minors!

"Had a lovely time learning with Annabel! She's a fantastic teacher and I highly recommend!"

Well done to Antoinette Cragg who passed her driving test on 5 Jan 18! Very well done!

"Thanks Annabel, I couldn't have done it without you!"

A first time pass for Calum Fairley on 3 Jan 18 with only 3 minors! Well done and stay safe in Oz!

"Passed my test first time and couldn't have done it without Annabel. Thank you so much for your time and patience!"

Congratulations to Shannon Wheat who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 8 Nov 17

"Amazing lady. Annabel is so patient and so helpful. Driving has opened up so many new opportunities.I can’t fault her!"

A big congratulations to Paul Atkinson who passed his driving test on 6 Oct 17 with just 1 minor fault!

Enjoy taking your family out Paul!


Congratulations to Abigail Hutchinson who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 19 Sep 17!


"I passed my test first time with Annabel. I would 100% recommend her to anyone!"

Very well done to Juliette Scarborough who passed her driving test with just 2 minors on her FIRST attempt on 19 Sep 17!


"I passed my test first time with Annabel. I couldn't have asked for a more patient instructor!"

Congratulations to Aimee Halifax who passed her driving test on 17 Aug 17 with just 1 minor driving fault! Very well done! (Aimee had 25 hours tuition with Annabel and no private practice).


"Today I passed my driving test and I wouldn't have been able to do it without Annabel. She made my confidence grow behind the wheel and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive. I would highly recommend to anyone, as lessons were booked to suit me and very flexible. She was always encouraging throughout my lessons and helped me to become a good and safe driver."

Congratulations to Katrice Rowe who passed her driving test on 11 Aug 17 with just 4 minors! Well done and stay safe!


"Thank you for all your patience!".

Congratulations to Hannah Evans who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 27 June 17. Stay safe!


"Passed my driving test first time with Annabel with only 4 minors! Annabel is an excellent instructor who is very organised and patient. She has definitely built up my confidence to go onto the roads! I definitely recommend doing lessons with Annabel".

Heavy rain didn't dampen Joe Taylor's spirit as he passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 28 June 17. Good effort!


Congratulations to Alex Robson who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 9 June 17. Very well done and stay safe!


"Absolutely excellent driving school. Annabel is an attentive and focused person who puts her everything into ensuring you are comfortable in the drivers seat. I thoroughly enjoyed each lesson and I learnt a lot throughout my time driving with Annabel. I passed my test first time and I know I wouldn't have been able to do it without her. It was a great experience! I would 100% recommend Annabel's School of Motoring, as she is super flexible and makes sure you are comfortable at all times".

Heavy rain didn't dampen Louise Hall Edwards spirit, as she passed her driving test on 8 June 17 with flying colours! Very well done!


"Excellent driving experience with Annabel as my tutor. She delivered a professional and friendly approach, which helped me feel comfortable at the wheel and provided me with everything I needed to know for a safe drive. I would highly recommend Annabel's School of Motoring to learners of any age".

"Congratulations to Izzy Beedham who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 16 May 17! Well done and stay safe!"

Izzy rated Annabel's School of Motoring 5*

"Well done to Abi Boyes who passed her driving test on 16 May 17 with just 4 driving faults! Good effort!"

Abi's review 5* "Annabel is a really good instructor and I would 100% recommend Annabel to anyone. Thank you so much for all your help!".

Well done to Rhiann Cosham who passed her theory and practical tests at the FIRST attempt. Rhiann passed her driving test on 25 April 2017! Very well done!


"Annabel is a fantastic driving instructor who has had so much patience with me. The handouts that Annabel provides after each lesson are an effective learning tool.... Annabel has helped boost my confidence whilst driving and helped me to feel at ease during lessons. I passed my test first time with Annabel and I would 100% recommend!".

"A big congratulations to Amy Plant who passed her driving test on 27 March 17 with just 2 minor driving faults! Very well done!".

A massive congratulations to Vikki Eckersall who passed her test on 7th February 2017 with only 2 minor driving faults!

Congratulations to Kyle Ackroyd who passed his driving test on 31st January 2017 with just 2 minor driving faults!


"I loved every lesson with this exceptional woman. Annabel really knows what's she's doing and grinds out all your bad habits. I honestly couldn't recommend and thank her enough. Thanks Annabel!".

Congratulations to Billie Grisdale who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 27th January 2017.

Billie only had 3 minor faults! Well done Billie and see you out on the open road soon!

"Annabel was very friendly and made the effort to remember details about me, so the conversation was very easy. She was quick to praise where due, but also provided constructive feedback, in order to improve performance. As such, I was able to pass both my theory and practical tests first time.

I feel I have been taught to a very high standard - not just for the purposes of the test, but for the future also. I enjoyed learning to drive because of Annabel and I would definitely recommend her to new drivers of any age."

All Emily's hard work paid off as she passed her driving test on 18 Jan 17 on her FIRST attempt with just 2 driving faults!

Well done and good luck with the PGCE!


Congratulations to Sarah Qunibi who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 14th November 2016

"Thanks so much Annabel for helping me pass my test first time! I genuinely enjoyed taking my lessons with you!".

Well done to Gary Moore who passed his test on his FIRST attempt on 16th November 2016.


"First time pass due to a good instructor! Thank you for your time in getting me on the road! Team Annabel's School of Motoring!".

Congratulations to Chris Major who passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt, with no driving faults on 27th October 2016!
Very well done and see you on the open road soon!


"I passed today with no faults at all, thanks to Annabel and her instruction! Highly recommended!"

Congratulations to Ella Gridley who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 17 Oct 16 with no driving faults!

"It was great learning with Annabel. She is very thorough and takes safe lessons. Such a lovely person too! Passed first time thanks to Annabel!"

A massive congratulations to Max Lamper who passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 5 Oct 16. Max only had 2 driving faults!


"I passed first time thanks to Annabel. She is kind, caring and great to learn with. Annabel is also very patient. I would recommend Annabel to anyone who wants to get their driving licence Great value for money! Thanks Annabel!".

Well done to Hannah Hart who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 6 Oct 16.


"Absolutley wonderful instructor! I could not have asked for a better instructor! Annabel is so patient and she helped me build up my confidence. Annabel helped me to pass first time! Wahoo! I highly reccomed Annabel! Thanks for everything!"

Becky Burrows passed her driving test on 7 Oct 16 with 5 minors!

"A massive congratulations to Dan Field who passed his driving test on 19 Aug 16 on his FIRST attempt.   The examiner said it was a safe drive!". 

"Annabel taught me all I needed to know on how to be a good safe driver. She is very patient and an all round brill teacher. Thanks a lot for helping me pass today! Annabel is well recommended!".

Congratulations to Samantha Warren who passed her driving test on 11 Aug 16 with just one driving fault. The examiner commented that it was a very safe drive!

"What a fantastic driving instructor! Very friendly and calm :) Always asked what I would like to practice which is nice, if i wasnt sure about something, I didn't have much confidence, but Annabel always made me feel at ease! Couldn't thank her enough for getting me through my test today. :)". 

Very well done to Hattie Minor who passed her driving test on19 July 16 with only 2 faults!


"I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Calm, understanding and patient throughout. Clear and constructive guidance was always given to me, along with the most useful and insightful handout booklets. Thank you Annabel :)"

Congratulations to Susan Jeffs who passed her test on 8 July 16 with only 2 driving faults! A smashing drive! Good effort and see you out with Joe and the rest of your family soon!

"I was an extremely anxious and nervous learner driver and Annabel was incredibly patient with me. She struck the perfect balance between making me feel safe and in control, while nudging me out of my comfort zone to learn and improve. She was very willing to try all sorts of things to help my nerves and never once made me feel ridiculous for being so anxious. I passed my test second time around and now feel confident driving on my own; something I never thought would happen. I would definitely recommend Annabel to anyone feeling nervous about driving. Thank you Annabel. :)".

Good effort to Katie Shaw who passed her driving test on 19 May 2016!
Well Done!

"A brilliant instructor. Annabel is patient and great at coaching you through step by step. Thanks again annabel :) x".

Josh Coulthard passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 9 May 16 with only 4 driving faults!

" I had great training from Annabel on a weekly basis, learning to drive well and safely on the road. Fantastic quality of teaching and excellent value for money. The relaxed and friendly approach from Annabel helped improve my confidence with driving and made learning enjoyable. Would highly recommend. Thank you again :)"

Allan Brownlie passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 10 May 16 with just a handful of driving faults.


"I can't recommend Annabel highly enough, I've just passed my test 1st time and when I joined Annabel's I was the most nervous, lacking in self confidence learner ever! Annabel has shown fantastic patience, understanding, coaching and encouragement to help me do something that I never thought I could do! Thank you so much Annabel, see you around the roads :-)".

Congratulations to Jack Staples-Butler who passed his driving test on 27 Apr 16. The examiner commented that he had a lovely controlled stop. Very well done and see you soon for Pass Plus!


"This is by far THE driving school in the Scarborough region and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The perfect balance... of encouraging coaching, lesson discipline and practical preparation for tests. You leave every lesson feeling you have learned something to improve on and to work with. Though I did not succeed on my first test, I passed my test on the second attempt after invaluable direction and coaching from Annabel and I fully intend to take further lessons from her for Pass Plus. If you or anyone you know is even considering taking lessons for test preparation, refresher courses or advanced driving, go straight to Annabel's School of Motoring!".

A massive congratulations to Charlotte Noon who passed her driving test on 28 Apr 16 on her FIRST attempt, with only 3 minor driving faults!
Charlotte asked Annabel to sit on on test and she had a lovely safe drive!

"Absolutely wonderful instructor, passed both my theory and practical tests first time with Annabel! Best Driving School in Scarborough!".

big congratulations to Julie Clough who passed her driving test on 8 Apr 16. Julie just had a handful of driving faults.


"I recently passed with Annabel with only a handful of minors. I felt she really built my confidence, as I was a very nervous driver when I first started. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her help and guidance. Thanks again Annabel!".

Congratulations to Rachael Green who passed her driving test on 30 March 16. Rachael had a safe drive with some effective manoeuvres. Very well done!


"I cannot recommend Annabel highly enough! Such an encouraging, very thorough and lovely instructor. If you want an instructor to teach you not only to drive but to drive safely, with awareness and consideration (as anyone should), then this is the lady you must learn with. Brilliant! :-)!".

Congratulations to Kirsty Moss who passed her practical driving test on 8 March 16!
Very well done and see you on the open road very soon!

"A fantastic instructor! Annabel makes lessons really enjoyable and I've loved learning with her. Very calm and professional in every lesson, and really works hard to make the learning experience a great one! Thank you for your help Annabel, see you on the road!"

A massive congratulations to Stacey Shaw who passed her driving test on 24 Feb 16 with just 1 minor driving fault!
Very well done and see you on the open road in your car soon!


A massive congratulations to Molly Wareing who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 2 Feb 16 in strong windy weather! The examiner said "She had a very good drive!". Molly completed an intensive course with www.annabelschoolofmotoring.co.uk and passed with just 2 driving faults! Good effort and see you out on the open road shortly!


"I've Just passed my test first time after a fabulous intensive course! A great way to learn to drive with Annabel and worth every penny!".

Kerry Mourelatos passed her driving test on 19 Jan 16 with only 4 driving faults!

"Thanks so much for your excellent coaching, persistence and patience. You are a star!".

Jess Jennings passed her driving test on 14 Dec15 with just a handful of driving faults.


"Just passed my test first time after learning with Annabel. Annabel is a fantastic teacher with incredible patience. She also gave me the confidence I needed! I would highly recommend her!".

Jessica Pinder passed her driving test on 15 Dec15 with just 4 practical driving faults.


"Just passed my test first time! Thanks Annabel. You go that extra mile to get us through! I couldn't have done it without you and your handouts!".

A big congratulations to Becky Laurance who passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 21 Oct 15. See you out on the road in your new van soon!

A wet and foggy day didn't dampen Hannah Dawood's spirit, as she passed her driving test on her FIRST attempt on 6 Oct 15.
Well done and remember to drive defensively for life!


Well done to Claire Chambers who passed her driving test on 8th September 2015 with only 4 driving faults! A great effort Claire!


"Would recommend Annabel to anybody! Best coaching there is, so glad I chose to go with Annabel. She made driving enjoyable and fun! Thanks for all your help!"
"My daughter Claire just passed her test with Annabel. Claire enjoyed every single lesson with Annabel and has become a confident, good driver. Annabel seems to have a natural way with the young learners. Would recommend Annabel highly to anyone, especially to any parent looking for an instructor for their growing teens. Many thanks :-)".

Matthew Harris passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 19 August 2015.
Very well done and good luck at university and in your career! It has been a pleasure coaching you!

"Well, I've just passed my test first time around, with my only time in the driving seat with Annabel, having no access to another car. Ever cool, calm and collected, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. I recommend Annabel to you all!"

Well done to Marc Willcox who passed his driving test on his FIRST attempt on 6 Aug 15.


"A big shout out to Annabel Wallis for helping me pass my driving test. I would highly recommend learning with Annabel, if you have had troubles diving in the past with one instructor and need a perfect finish. She is a calm instructor, who you can have lots of laughs with. Thanks again!".

Congratulations to Will Gridley who passed his driving test on 27 Jul 15 on his FIRST attempt with no practical driving faults!
Will had 28 lessons with Annabel


"Annabel is a brilliant instructor. Thank you Annabel"

Congratulations to Vicki Hirst who passed her driving test on 29th June at Scarborough Test Centre.
Vicki mentioned that the examiner said that she had been taught by "a very good instructor."
Way to go Vicki and see you soon for your Pass Plus course!

Congratulations to Ed who passed his driving test on 14 May 2015, with just a handful of driving faults!
Ed said he went on a road trip to Filey on his test.
Good effort and see you out on the open road!


"I found Annabel to be a highly motivated passionate driving instructor, who cares in helping and developing her students into becoming safe competent drivers. Every lesson was well planned and thought out, focusing around creating core driving skills and habits that can be applied to real life driving situations. I can only thank Annabel for teaching me how to drive, as I feel safe and confident in my own driving ability."

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Eleanor passed her driving test on 15 May 15, with only a few driving faults!
See you on the open road in your new car and remember to drive safely for life!
Very well done!


"Passed my driving test with Annabel and I would recommend her to anybody wanting to learn to drive. She has coached me so well and has helped me become a confident and safe new driver! Thank you for finally getting me there!"

A massive congratulations to James Hebbron who passed his practical driving test on 14 April 15 with only a handful of driving faults!
Well done and good luck with your university exams!

A massive congratulations to Martin who passed his driving test on 12 March 2015.
Martin only had a handful of driving faults, conducted an impressive bay park and made the examiner feel safe.
The examiner said that he had been taught well by Annabel.


"Friendly and positive. Annabel got me passed first try, thanks!"

Congratulations to Will Ellis who passed his practical driving test on his FIRST attempt at Scarborough test centre on 2 March 15.
Will is now be able to commute to college and work!
Very well done! See you on the open road!


"An excellent instructor! Thank you very much Annabel and thank you for those early Sunday morning lessons".

On 12 Feb 15, Deb Smith passed her driving test at her FIRST attempt with only 3 minor faults!
Good effort and remember to drive safely for life!

Congratulations to Mark Kemp who passed his practical driving test on his FIRST ATTEMPT on 7 Oct 14 at Scarborough Test Centre.
Mark had only 2 driving faults and can now drive to work for his job!
Very well done and see you on the open road!
Stay safe and give me a call when you wish to start your Pass Plus course!


Well done to Olivia Lomax who passed her practical driving test on 18 Sep 14 in Scarborough. The examiner said she "drove confidently in horrendous weather conditions".


"Just passed my driving test with Annabel. The examiner said it was clear that I had been taught by a good instructor. I would highly recommend her for driving lessons. I felt much more confident and less hesitant on the road. Thank you very much Annabel :)"

George Oseland passed his test on his FIRST attempt on 15 July with only 2 minor faults. George had 25.5 hours of tuition with Annabel's School of Motoring.

Kevin Jennings passed his driving test at the first attempt with only 2 minor driving faults. Kevin had 14 lessons with Annabel.


"I would recommend anybody who wants to learn to drive to go with Annabel. She has so much patience and is a fantastic instructor. She makes you feel comfortable and confident and I couldn't think of anyone better to learn with. Thanks Annabel for helping me pass!"

"Annabel was a fantastic teacher, she was always very helpful and tailored every lesson to my times and needs. She made lessons clear, easy to follow and made me feel comfortable and confident on each lesson. Thank you and hope to see you on the road!"

"Annabel has been a great teacher, making learning to drive as easy as possible, she ensures you are comfortable and confident with every situation and makes sure you can drive anywhere, not just for test! She made lessons clear and understandable and enjoyable. Thank you, hope to see you soon."

I trained Annabel to become a Driving Instructor and her vast experience in leadership, mentoring and coaching was evident from the onset. She is a proactive and industrious individual who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and personal application with dedication to completing a task. She is able to vary her teaching style to coach a wide variety of personalities from the shy struggling pupil to the overconfident. Her enthusiasm and selfless commitment with individuals leaves me in no doubt that she will make an excellent instructor. Annabel is also an experienced car mechanic and I know she has an outstanding career ahead of her in the driver training industry!

Lynne Barrie, M.A Driver Training.

Having previously worked alongside Annabel over many years in sometimes difficult situations, her attitude to coaching and getting the best from people is outstanding, she maintains high levels of professionalism guiding and mentoring students to strive to succeed, and has the ability to vary her teaching method to suit each individual student.

Julie Dransfield

I have known Annabel for over 4 years and is dedicated. She helped me maintain my fitness during my Army career. A great teacher.

Chris Kirby

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