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A++ Passed forst Time with Dee at Rookie

I cannot praise Dee enough. I came to her after failing a test and getting nowhere with a previous instructor. I passed 1st time with Dee. She has the patience of a saint and great teaching ethics. I can’t wait to start driving safely. Passing is the best xmas pressie ever, thanks Dee x

By Gem Arnold – 18/12/2011


Dee, youre a star

Just passed my test first time!! I can’t quite believe it yet but I would like to say a huge thanks to Denise for the first class tuition she gave. She creates a calm atmosphere for your lessons and gives you the best possible help to not only get you through your test but also drive in the real world. Kelly also took me for a couple of lessons and I would like that say thanks as the tuition she gave was also first class. I would recommend this driving school to anyone!! Cheers Dee! :)

By Martin Langran – 21/11/2011


Cheers Cath

I just passed my test thanks to amazing Cath! I’ve had 3 instructors before her and all of them either ran away from me or didnt really bother teaching me to drive properly. Cath is a perfect teacher as well as a lovely person. She was very flexible with timing and location. I enjoyed all my lessons with her and will actually miss her loads :( definitely will recommend RSOM to everyone! xx

By Anna Dateshidze – 09/11/2011


Thank you Dee

I would like to thank Dee for getting me through my driving test first time Dee is lovely and always made me laugh. she boosted my confidence a lot and made me believe in myself i recommend Rookie SOM as it is a fantastic driving school with great instructors xx :)

By Amber Walters – 19/10/2011

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many thanks to dee passed my test first time and im soooooo happy. shes so friendly and helps with anything, so bloody happy i would actually reccomend rookie driving school to anyone!! thanks DEE!! (giggle)

By chantelle kenworthy – 06/10/2011


Highly recommeded

Kelly was my 4th driving instructor but by far the best. I used to get extremely nervous, especially during tests and used to make stupid mistakes because of it. Kelly helped me to overcome my nerves and build my confidence – doing two mock tests with another Rookie instructor (Cath) also helped me practice controlling my nerves in a test situation. I only had a few weeks of lessons before I took my first test with Kelly and passed with only 2 minors!

By Martin Korner – 28/09/2011


A big thankyou to Cath

i passed my test yesterday with Cath from Rookie she is a very patient and kind instructor. i would recommend her to everyone.I have a hearing impairment and was very nervous at first ,but Cath put my mind at rest and built up my confidence!!! THANK YOU CATH YOU A STAR :-)

By Danielle F – 21/09/2011

i passed my test first time and i would highly reccomend the driving school to anyone. i was extremely nervous but thatnks to dee got through my test with only 4 faults. THANKYOUUUUUU

By kirstie ward – 05/10/2011

Big thanks to Dee, was very, very nervous when I first started out, but she made me feel really at easy, courtesy of being really friendly and chatty in the car. She’s also very flexible and understanding, which is always a bonus, and all of these things contributed to be passing 1st time. Can’t reccomend highly enough, thanks again!

By james kidd – 04/10/2011


Dee you are amazing

Passed my driving test 1st time thanks to the amazing DEE!! She gives you all the confidence in the world and works her schedule around yours! Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! Provides a WORLD CLASS service, learning to drive with Rookie is the best thing you could do.Love you Dee! :)

By Josh Taylor – 09/09/2011


Cath you are a fantastic driving instructor

I passed my driving test after a beautiful journey. I am very pleased with all my driving lesson as Cath is fantastic teacher. I think “Rookie” is one of the very few driving schools in UK that organized a mock test after 10-15 lessons which is very helpful to work on mistake as well as build confidence. Cath you are very friendly and honest with all the advice. She is very flexible with timing. She fit all lessons around work.I really respect her for that. She always strengthened my confidence and was always more confident in me then myself.I would recommend Rookie driving school “Cath” to everyone, THANKYOU VERY MUCH CATH LOVE U !!!!

By SARA RAZA – 27/08/2011


A big thankyou to cath

Passed my test yesterday. Cath made me feel confident and relaxed. At 50+ I never expected that I would enjoy learning to drive so much. Cath you are a star.

By Mary Finch – 20/08/2011


Definitely recommend

Have just this minute passed and want to say a HUGE thank you to Catherine. She’s a fantastic teacher, very patient and lovely company, but very observant and doesn’t miss a trick! She’ll train you up brilliantly! Would definately recommend Rookie School of driving to anybody!! Thanks again Cath!

By Emily Walsh – 02/08/2011



Thanks to catherine i passed my theory and practical with high marks in both. Shes amazing and id recommend her to anyone. She helped me so much. thank you again and for fitting round my crazy schedule. Love amy xxx

By Amy Hoyle – 26/07/2011


Thank you Cath

I passed first time thanks to Cath, a brilliant and fab teacher!!!! Absolutely recommend her for anyone looking for a driving instructor

By Mei Lee – 14/07/2011



cath is a brilliant teacher!!! if you have any bad habits she’ll iron them right out!! very thorough teaching would highly recommend

By mitch w – 30/06/2011


0 minors

Thanks so much to cath .. she did a great job teaching me how too drive .. haha .. she made me feel really confident on the road .. i would recommend cath to anyone .. :) xx

By Jo Cullen – 26/06/2011


Cheeky Dee

It was hard at first when I started but I was tought well and when I came to my test I knew everything I needed to know and the test was quite easy but nerve racking. Thanks D :)

By Dane Cunningham – 21/06/2011



Hard to put into words how amazing Dee and Rookie were, I never thought in a thousand years I would pass at my age (40 something) Lessons early morning ,Lessons to work (15miles away), and when I did not feel great Dee was there to get me back on track and put in extra time and get me back on track and yes no surprise I passed first time also like everybody else. She make you feel like you are the only one she is teaching and giving 100% to but she is doing this to all her students

By Kieron Hume – 18/06/2011



Thank u so much to cath , she made me feel confident and relaxed and i passed first time …. compared to any of the prevous instructors I’ve had she was amazing highly reccomend her to anybody :-) thanks again :-) xx

By Ashleigh cameron – 06/06/2011


Cath was amazing

Cath thanks for your help so much in everything you did for me, through out my driving. you made me get confident on the road and always made me feel relaxed. Through out my driving you become more like my friend and gave me full support. Thank you so much! soo glad i passed x

By Charlie Beamer – 23/05/2011


Passed first time – thanks Cath

Cath was great from the first lesson she really made me feel confident and relaxed .Cath was very accomadating when i double booked myself and had to change lessons …..thanks cath for ur patience !!! :) she made me laugh a lot and i passed my test first time in a very short time …what more cld u want !!!!! Highly recommend cath to all my friends !!!

By Sheina W – 08/05/2011


1 Minor

Cath was a brilliant tutor to drive with fun and chatty makes you feel at ease! constantly telling you things to do and not to so brilliant! passed my first time with her, by far the best driving instructor i’ve had and plus passed with only 1 minor!!! cant really complain! id would definitely recommend you will in no doubt e disappointed. Thanks again! 😀 ill never forget to 1,2,3, check….if you get her you’ll know what i mean! :-) x hehehe 😀

By s. francis – 07/05/2011


2 minors

cath was ace. taught me more than any other instructors had in the past! would recommend to anyone. passed my first test with her with only 2 minors. thanks again 😀

By craig whittington – 25/03/2011


Will P.

driving school was totally rad, passed first time. Only had 5 lessons then went for a two day corse with Rookies passed straight up 4 minors, cheers cath. x

By william parkinson – 24/03/2011


Yeah baby I passed first time

Cath was top! did a fantastic job teaching me to drive, i passed first time! :) would defiantly recommend her to anyone 😀 thanks alot Cath x

By Alistair Stanley – 16/03/2011

Yeeaaah I Passed

BIG BIG THANKYOU TO CATH… For all your advice an support on helping me to pass!!! You are a fantastic driving instructor i would recommend you to any one learning to drive…. Thanx again :-)

By emma wilkinson – 02/03/2011


Matt O’Rourke

Cath is the best insructor anyone could have. Passed first time. She makes everything simple and easy to do. Thank you so much. 😀

By Matthew O’Rourke – 25/02/2011



Fantastic driving instructor, fully recommended just passed my test with cath today after previous failed attempt with other instructor cath made me feel confident and very happy about driving, thankyou very much!

By Sean Hanrahan – 13/01/2011


Passed first time with my driving angel Dee

OMG OMG OMG OMG WOW I cannot express enough thanks to Dee A SUPER DUPER STAR !!!!!! Passed first time just like she said i would ! I had loads of confidence and that reflects in you Dee and all your support and advice and fantastic instructing skills what a doll of a woman !!!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank You !!!!!! A STAR INSTRUCTOR RECOMMEND TO ANY 1 !!!!!!!


Mark P

Just wanted to say thank you so much Cath for all your help. I would recommend anyone learning to drive,to give you a ring and she how great you are.Big thankyou.

By Mark Pearson – 27/12/2010


Passed first time

I had my driving lessons with Cath, enjoyed all of my lessons. She is an amazing instructor. she made me feel confident. was a great experience i’d recommend her to anyone. Many thanks to Cath. Thank you soo much for all your help.

By Bilal Ali – 25/11/2010



after 2 attempts at my theory test and being unsuccessful i started some extra theory training with dee. i found these sessions very useful and interesting, which gave me more confidence transferring this into my driving lessons. i would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to dee and would advise anyone who is struggling to give rookiea call.

By jacob marshall – 23/11/2010


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Fantastic Driving School

Just passed the first test i did with rookie, thanks to the brilliant dee who helped me so much. Would definately recommend anyone to take lessons with dee or her colleagues. Thankyou so much dee.

By liam carolan – 20/04/2012


The Wonderful Dee

I can not thank the wonderful Dee enough, passing my test will change my life in so many ways! and its all down to the the fact that Dee and her fellow instructors Mike and Kelly are so knowlegable, patient, kind, and always put there pupils first. Where other instructors and driving schools fail is due to how much money they can make, DEE and Rookie Red Driving School are not like that, Dee cares about you, and your future driving experience, nothing is too much trouble and Dee has gone out of her way for me on so many occasions. Dee I will never forget you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hope to see you when i am driving around Prestwich xxx

By Sharon McEntee – 30/03/2012


Theory Test

I recently passed my theory test and all thanks to Dee she has helped me understand the rules of the road and any questions i had she was there to answer them. I have so much confidence behind the whel and feel relaxed. Dee leant me a disk which helped me a lot with my theory as it covered everything even had sections like road signs, motorway rules things like that. I look forward to my lessons as i feel at ease and do not feel that if i slip up ill get shouted at like previous instructors. Some people think instructors are just there to teach you to drive this is not true Dee has helped my with every aspect of driving inc theory. THANKS DEE FOR EVERYTHING.

By Nichole Wynn – 24/03/2012


Fantastic Dee

I can not describe in words how great Dee is as a Driving Instructor and person. I came from a bad instructor with no confidence and within 2 months Dee taught me things the other didnt even touch base on. I looked forward to my lessons not dread them as I did before. If you are looking for a honest, genuine,commited and damm good instructor look no futher ! Oh and I passed 1st time all down to Dee. Thanks you and you will be missed xxxx

By chantelle sowter – 19/03/2012


The best day of my life

when i first started driving i was the most nervous driver ever!! i couldnt of wished for a better instructor than dee she is so encouraging and patient and really helped my confidence no end and ive finally done it achieving something i never thought i could due to nerves and its all thanks to dee and her help,thank u so much dee i couldnt of done it without u :) Rookie Rocks !!!

By abbie harrington – 15/03/2012


Credit to Kelly

A big thanks to Kelly. Started driving with Kelly to help with bad habits.. and with her excellent instructor skills i passed my test first time.. and i feel i’m a confident and safe driver from having been under her supervision. Mahooosive thanks Kelly, Can’t thank you enough. ;o)

By David Brown – 15/03/2012


Dee is the Best. Highly recommended!

Dee suggested I buy the theory pack made up by the driving school, it breaks down the different sections of the theory. It definitely works and it shows you which areas you need to improve on. I passed and got 47 out of 50 which I’m delighted with. I owe it all to dee as she has helped me along the way and encouraged me to get on and do it, thank you so much dee your a star!!

By briony ready – 02/03/2012


Dee – First class – highly recommended

I am one of the many people to pass first time with rookie :) ! Dee was an excellent instrucor and went out of her way many times to help me. She revised my theory with me and helped prepare me thoroughly for my pratical test. When I passed I felt I had being taught how to drive to a very high and safe standard. Thankyou so much Dee !

By kris waring – 23/02/2012


Driving Miss Kelly

A big up to Kelly, started my lessons with a lessser instructer who got me know where. Started driving with Kelly and test passed, and i feel a confident and safe driver from having been under her supervision. Well done Kelly Can’t thank you enough.

By OWEN E – 23/02/2012


Thank you so much Dee

Like many others who learn to drive with Rookie SOM I passed my driving test first time!! I was an extremely nervous learner who had never even sat in a driving seat before but Dee went out of her way to help build my confidence and learn how to believe in myself. You are a fantastic instructor who is so dedicated to every single one of your pupils. The theory packs & mock driving tests are a fantastic idea. I will be recommending you to absolutely everyone!!! Thanks again Dee xxx

By Louise Docherty – 18/02/2012


Dee – The best ever!

I passed my test today first time! I still can’t believe it! But I can’t put it in words how grateful I am to Dee for the amazing lessons, support, assurance and knowledge she has given me. Dee is very patient and has this amazing way of explaining everything that it just clicks and off you are on your way to be a very safe, competent and a confident driver. I enjoyed our lessons thoroughly. Dee is very friendly, patient and fun. On the day of the test when we got to the test centre I was so proud to have Dee next to me because with all the time she had spent training me I knew I had nothing to worry about as Dee had trained me for everything and anything that would be thrown at you when it came to driving. That boosted my confidence to no end! The time with her been invaluable really. I would highly recommend her. I am a girl who was scared of driving! Don’t even think twice! Take my word! You won’t regret it! Good luck and see you on the road soon :) xxx

By Pallav Watson – 15/02/2012


Thanks to Kelly

Passed my test first time yesterday with Kelly as my instructor since november. the guidence and instruction given to me definitely paid off! it was good for money and great for availiblity. passing my driving test was one of the best feelings in my life so far, now i have my freedom i can do what i please :-) thanks again

By Dave Crowder – 15/02/2012


My cousin, My driving instructor

”Oh my god! i’m going 10MPH” I said to Dee, And now I’m a fully capable driver! I loved all my lessons with Dee and Rookie Red, and cannot thank my wonderful amazing cousin enough, for giving me the help, strength , will and determination to get me through my test! Even when I had little confidence in myself, Dee, was there for me! I wouldn’t change my time with Rookie Red and Dee for the world. xxx

By Hollie Barry – 15/02/2012


Dee and Me

Passed my test first time today, and as Dee herself said, it was teamwork. If you bring the dedication and effort, the expertise, patience, and calm assurance Dee brings will set you up for a lifetime of safe and happy motoring. I’m starting my Pass Plus with Dee in just over a week – I think I might be addicted! If you’re thinking of learning to drive, look no further, you’ve just discovered the best in the business!

By Steve Owen – 03/02/2012


Rookie Changed my life

When I first started my lessons with dee I had already had 4 instructors and my confidence was so low I nearly gave up on driving for good! Then someone who I new passed and I was told about rookie then came along (dee) and changed my life, she gave me the confidence to believe I could pass my test and that I had just as good a chance as everyone else! Dee was always there whenever I needed my lessons what ever time I was available. She its such a great teacher and person and I am so glad I found her! Without dee I don’t think I would of had the faith in myself to go through with it but luckly I did! And I passed this afternoon first time! I am so happy and I want to say thanks dee your a star, I still can’t believe it xx

By laura berry – 23/01/2012


Thanks to Kelly, Cath and Dee – The best around.

Just passed with Kelly as my instructor, with good prices and availability. She understood my other attachments, and would tutor me early in the mornings, late at night, to even weekends if I needed too! I was extremely nervous before test and she ensured I was calm, and fully prepared! You really do make a friend when youre with Rookie! I have! Teaching was first class and I couldnt have asked for better I am fully confident now that I am as safe and aware on the roads as I could be! Thankyou!

By Charlotte McDonald – 16/01/2012


Fully recommend

I found this driving school brilliant, i was put in for my test as soon i was ready, i passed after just 3 months of lessons, they provide a great price and a massive reduction compared to other schools who may make you take more lessons than needed, i had the instructor kelly who was brilliant, fully enthusiastic and passionate to her job and pupils, i recommend this school to any learner for a quick and fun experience and a pass at the end.

By Conor Wilkinson – 13/01/2012


Highly recommended

I decided to use Rookie Red Driving School after reading several positive reviews on the internet. The positive reviews were well deserved. The instruction by Kelly was second to none. I passed first time after only 3 months of driving lessons with no other tuition/driving. Learning to drive these days is costly, however, Rookie Red Driving School ensure that you are put in for your test as soon as you are ready. Kelly provided a professional and friendly service and I would not hesitate recommending the school to my friends and family.

By Tom Cregeen – 13/01/2012


First Class

I passed first time. My girlfriend also. Quality speaks for itself. Friendly, relaxed instructors. Can’t speak highly enough of these guys – a proper professional outfit.

By Nick Greenwood – 10/01/2012


5* – Passed with a perfect score

Absolutley fantastic driving school. I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor than Dee. She is a wonderful teacher and a good laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the lessons i had and managed to pass my test with 0 minors. I feel more than confident that i can now take to the roads on my own. Thanks Dee :)

By James Froggatt – 08/01/2012

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