Welcome to CASTLE Driver Training

Welcome to CASTLE Driver Training

Castle works with over 1000 Schools, academies and colleges across the UK.

Extensive MiDAS and D1 Training

Extensive MiDAS and D1 Training

Castle has a staggering 90% pass rate for the D1 test. This is almost twice the national average.

Castle Driver Training Saving You Time and Money

Saving You Time and Money

From start to finish Castle manages the entire training process right at your workplace.


    Our Pass Rate for the D1 test

  • Castle's pass rate is above 90%
  • The National Pass Rate for the D1 test

  • National pass rate is around 55%


  • I passed!!!!
    I'd just like to say a big thank you for your help with your lovely emails before my tests and support.
    Please can you pass on a big thanks to Paul. He has been a fantastic trainer; patient, helpful and I feel I've really grown in confidence driving the minibus.
    Paul made the atmosphere to learn fun and engaging throughout the 2 days.

    Sarah Page,
    Amesbury School Trust, Hindhead
  • Just a quick email to let you know how much my colleagues enjoyed their training yesterday.
    Apparently Shane was great with them and very patient!!
    Many thanks once again for all of your help.

    Sue Swain,
    Northill CofE School, Biggleswade
  • Just to let you know I passed my driving test thanks to the dedication and hard work from Cliff. What a lovely man to have sitting next to you whilst you are driving.
    He explained everything to a really high level, nothing was too much trouble and he made you feel relaxed and calm...even though I wasn't.
    Cliff is a credit to your company...once again, thank you for all your help.

    Mark Morris,
    Ellesmere Port Catholic Primary School, Ellesmere Port
  • Can I just say how brilliant Paul was - I was particularly nervous and he made sure that I had all the tools in the box to pass the test.
    I've already texted him to say thanks but can I let you know how much of a star he was!

    Matthew Ingram,
    St James Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
  • I found the whole process pretty stressful but Liz was brilliant at calming my nerves and ensuring that I passed the test.
    She was really supportive and let me find out what I was doing wrong without overwhelming me with too many targets. A gem!
    Thanks for helping me get through the process.

    Graeme Thompson,
    Dulwich Prep, London
  • Paul was great, friendly and professional; a very knowledgeable and competent trainer.

    Robert Perks,
    Walsall College, Walsall
  • I couldn't have done it without Paul not only did he support and guide me every step of the way, he went over and above to make sure I was OK saying kind words to get me through.
    Paul is an awesome and lovely man who is fantastic at his job. He is a credit to your company.

    Sarah Lee,
    St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Milton Keynes
  • Liz was fantastic and her calm presence throughout the two days was invaluable.
    The online theory resources were excellent and the whole process was very straightforward.

    Matt Williams,
    Sidcot School, Winscombe
  • I just wanted to make you aware that I passed!
    Thank you so much – Paul was absolutely brilliant and really made me feel very confident in taking the test.

    Alex Aristidou,
    Parliament Hill School, London
  • You will be please to know that I passed my D1 Practical Driving Test today.
    Cliff was very good and patient, I am very grateful for his valuable help. He is a very good instructor and knows what he is doing, always praises people and tells them how to improve.

    Alejandro Meneses,
    Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
  • Thank you for your kind words and support throughout the process.
    I believe that your company provided all the necessary tools and support throughout the whole process but I would like to particularly highlight Shane's impressive levels of experience, knowledge, support and professionalism during the practical section.

    Ian Collins,
    Dulwich Preparatory School, London
  • Thank you. I had an enjoyable time training; Paul was excellent and very helpful.
    The training overall has been great and very clear. Thanks for your support and the support of the team.

    Daniel Fordham,
    St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School, Milton Keynes
  • I just wanted to say that Cliff was a fantastic instructor. He was always very calm and full of advice, always asking if we were comfortable with things.
    It was noticeable he strove for perfection and saw it as a chance not to just get us to pass a test but also to become better drivers.
    I have no doubt his methods helped in our final exam. Please pass on my thanks to him again.

    Alex Ogden,
    Westwood Primary School, Leeds
  • Many thanks. Paul was a great help during the two days training/test. He had great knowledge and a friendly personality.
    I thought the whole process through Castle was excellent - a brilliant service!

    Matt Thompson,
    Meadowfield Primary School, Leeds
  • Excellent service, excellent communication and support resources, excellent instructor and preparation for test.

    Lloyd Littlewood,
    The Harefield Academy, Uxbridge
    I would 100% recommend your services to anyone in future. I have ensured that my school have also been kept informed of your wonderful service, and will recommend you to the GDST as a training provider also.

    Nicolette Liston,
    South Hampstead School GDST, London
  • The whole programme was great it was easy because I didn't have to do much which is great when you’re so busy with work so thank you.

    Amy Beard,
    Jubilee High School, Addlestone
  • Everything lovely with the minibus; first aid kit - tick, clean – tick, and delivery driver very helpful and friendly (had to be….he was a Yorkshireman!!!)

    Julie Pennefather,
    Cheam Park Farm Junior School, Sutton
  • I am very happy! Your trainer was fantastic and I really enjoyed my time. She was such a good instructor and it made it all very easy.

    Katie Hewitt,
    Oxford High School
  • Thank you! We were very proud of ourselves and really enjoyed the training days in the minibus. Your trainer was very supportive and very patient!! We're looking forward to driving our school minibuses :-)

    Gemma Marsden,
    Stoneyholme Primary School
  • Both Gemma and I really enjoyed the training and felt that your trainer was extremely patient and was able to put us at ease.

    Lisa Wilkinson,
    Stoneyholme Community Primary School
  • Thank you for all your help in booking the tests and for always responding to my emails promptly and helpfully.
    My driver trainer was excellent. She helped me prepare well and gave me a lot of confidence.

    Tiki Ebun-Cole,
    Shiplake College
  • Everything exceeded expectations, from contact and communication to the training and the preparation for the theory exam as well. I am really happy with the service I received.

    Abigail Holland,
    Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy
  • Thank you for your fantastic support with the booking process. Can you please pass on my thanks to your trainer.
    He's an excellent instructor who combines great analytical skills with a very professional and approachable manner.

    Peter Collins,
    Thornaby Academy
  • I felt the quality of the practical training was outstanding. Your trainer is an excellent teacher with first rate knowledge and understanding. He's also a rather nice chap.

    Catherine Gough,
    Birchfield School
  • Thank you to everyone at Castle Driver Training who have supported me through the process. From theory training to practical pass; your trainer was great and quickly identified my areas of improvement and worked on them so effectively that I only got one minor on the road and one minor in the manoeuvre.

    Neil Richardson,
    Richmond Park Academy
  • I am very happy with the service that Castle has provided. You were always quick and helpful with your responses and the information you gave me was just right for what I needed.

    St Anselm’s School
  • I can only give praise and thanks to you for being so helpful and efficient at getting this organised in a short space of time, not just for me but the others at the university as well.

    Sam Hughes,
    University of Exeter
  • I have been meaning to email all day thanking you for all the support you gave me and also wanting to make you aware of how professional and good your trainer was. He really was brilliant and made things so much easier, so if you could pass on my thanks to him I would really appreciate it.

    James Travis,
    John Henry Newman Catholic College
  • Thank you. I'd just like to add that our trainer was fantastic and a huge credit to your company. He was methodical, patient and professional within his appraoch throughout and deserves huge credit for myself and Kate passing. Please pass this message on to the company director.

    Ian Hamilton,
    North Lindsey College
  • Thank you for the MIDAS training. I was very impressed with your whole approach and delivery which was informative, challenging, encouraging and confidence building. I found it a very worthwhile positive learning experience.

    John Williamson,
    Warwick School
  • I couldn’t have done it without your instructions, once again i want to thank you guys from Castle Driver Training and especially my instructor.

    Fikrim Haxhifazliu,
    Newark Primary School
  • We are delighted with the minibus, the school are using it loads and the staff, pupils and parents are very happy with it.
    Those that did the training enjoyed the day and found it useful too.

    Teresa Blunt,
    Hurst Green Primary School
  • Just a quick note to say that although the two day course was intense and tiring, I am delighted to have passed.
    Please pass on my thanks to your trainer who was very professional and made me feel confident going into the test, despite my worries before the training began.

    David Nuthall,
    Sedbergh School
  • Just wanted to let you know I passed today, and to say thanks for all your help in getting me sorted.

    Martin Flannigan,
    Bishop Stopford School
  • Just a quick note to pass on my thanks to your excellent trainer, who was very accommodating and flexible during our 2 days of MIDAS training.
    Thank you for all your help.

    Stephen Berridge,
    Uppingham Community College
  • Just a quick email regarding my experience of the D1 that was delivered by you.
    Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the instructor! Very patient and helpful. He was fantastic! We both passed with only 6 driving faults between us and this was down to his great teaching. 1st class.

    Mr A. Monk,
    Fulwood Academy
  • Could you please pass on our thanks to your driver trainer who came and led the Midas training for us yesterday.
    He was very professional and supportive. We all fully enjoyed the day.

    Karen Wallace,
    Stoneyholme Primary

Castle Driver Training specialises in School Minibus Driver Training, but frequently trains other drivers too, including minibus drivers at local authorities, care homes, sports clubs and many more