SANDRA’S Driving School

 
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Flexible Lesson Times

My Lesson times are between 9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm Friday meaning you can fit the lessons around your weekly schedule.
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At Your Ease

I will ensure that the lessons are enjoyable, so that you learn to drive in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Excellent Value

Lessons are just £40 per hour including free local pick up and drop off.

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Manual Lessons

Learn to drive in an air conditioned manual dual controlled Toyata Yaris.
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Theory Test Help

Free help with your theory test – Theory Test Pro has everything you need to pass first time.
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Excellent Pass Rate

I am proud of my excellent pass rate and am an ‘A’ Grade Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor.
Ellen
Ellen
15/10/2023
Best driving instructor in Salisbury! I passed first time with 3 minors. Before learning to drive I was very nervous and didn’t want too but by the end of the first lesson Sandra made me feel comfortable. She hasn’t shouted at me once which is something I love about Sandra as I don’t cope well with that under pressure. She is always happy for a laugh and has a calm demeanour and we can laugh at mistakes afterwards. Sandra writes notes at the end of every lesson to go over at the start of the next lesson which is really helpful to improve on what went wrong and has a life example of every situation that happens. Always challenges your abilities and tailors the lessons to what you need every time. Sandra has taught me to drive not just pass my test so I’m already comfortable driving on the roads by myself. I’ll miss having my lessons every week.
Drew Hyndman
Drew Hyndman
31/08/2023
After putting off learning for years and having a torrid time with my first instructor Sandra was brilliant! So reassuring and calm, teaches you how to drive and not just how to pass the test (which she does too of course!). I'm such a confident driver, despite only having passed last week first time, all thanks to her. Really clear lessons, plans out what you are going to do each time, and also just a really friendly face to have alongside you. Cannot recommend her enough to anybody, young or old, looking to pass with confidence. (side note: I am autistic and so had a lot of nerves and needed a specific style of teaching and found Sandra perfect for that, so if you are autistic then definitely get in touch!)
Callum Vasey
Callum Vasey
25/08/2023
Sandra is great, makes you feel very comfortable and is always a good chat whilst also being informative. Definitely recommend especially if you are nervous to start lessons!
Vera Zhao
Vera Zhao
04/08/2023
I PASSED IT FIRST TIME! I found Sandra in May, after she gave me the first lesson, I knew I got the right teacher! She’s funny, excellent, experienced. I’m not a very confident person when it comes to the test sometimes. Sandra just helped me build my confidence through each time and explain everything specifically to me. As a non-native speaker, learning everything new in another country and especially need to remember new rules in another language can be difficult, but Sandra is really patient and help me understand all the road rules clearly! Each time when I learnt driving, Sandra helped me understand road more! I was given the very high compliment from the examiner that I’m an accomplished driver in the test and only had one minor mistake, but I would say it won’t be that perfect without Sandra’s help! I would 100000% recommend Sandra to anyone wants to learn driving. All you need to do is trust her and practice till your best! Massive thank you to you, lovely Sandra!!
Joe Drewett
Joe Drewett
08/07/2023
Having had 2 previous instructors and failing multiple times I decided to switch to Sandra, she is without a doubt the best instructor in Salisbury, lessons were always high quality and tailored directly to you. Took 1 test since starting with Sandra and passed first try. Cannot recommend enough, She's got great banter and puts you totally at ease while your learning. 🙌
Lianne Fielding
Lianne Fielding
21/04/2023
Sandra was the best driving instructor I could’ve wished to have. I was very nervous to begin lessons again after an 8 year break. She made me feel completely comfortable, knew exactly how to explain things when I was struggling and always had a diagram or phrase to help me remember something! Her lessons were well structured, planned and really enjoyable. I will actually miss them! I couldn’t recommend her enough
Jade Rowswell
Jade Rowswell
07/04/2023
Sandra is a fantastic driving instructor - she is exceptionally patient and kind and really knows her stuff inside and out. Sandra is very thorough and methodical in her approach and she caters to your learning styles and adapts your lessons to whatever you need to spend more time on. She also provided me with a folder full of resources that I felt was paramount to my learning especially in the lead up to my test - it was amazing to have material to reference between lessons and to help solidify what I had learnt. She has put so much effort and time into being the best driving instructor you could have and really knows her stuff and how to make sure you do too! There is never a silly question and she makes you feel at ease straight away and takes the nerves out of learning to drive. She also just a great person and fun to be with and I will miss seeing her every week! Thank you Sandra!
Amy
Amy
23/02/2023
I was recommended Sandra and it was the best decision. She’s very patient and calming. Passed first time with her because of her clear ways of teaching. Appreciated the lessons we had as she is the best company and always has a laugh! 😊
Daniel Hartley
Daniel Hartley
22/02/2023
Best driving instructor anyone could ask for!! Really happy I went with Sandra, we always had a good laugh and everything taught was clear so I knew exactly what to do. LEFT LEFT LEFT 😉🤣🤣Thank you again it was a pleasure!
Nicholas Morabito
Nicholas Morabito
13/02/2023
After a rocky start with a different instructor, I began lessons with Sandra after being recommended to her by a friend. It was the best decision i’ve ever made. She made sure that I had learnt something new every lesson and constantly helped me to improve my ability to drive, she led me to a First Time pass with just 2 minor faults. As well as being a flawless teacher she is also one of the most lovely people I had ever met. Our lessons were full of laughs and I am really genuinely going to miss them being the start to my Tuesdays. I highly recommend Sandra to anyone learning to drive, l can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Thank you for everything Sandra.

How To Get Started

The first thing you must do before booking lessons is to obtain a provisional licence
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Syllabus

We follow the syllabus set out by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
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The Tests

There are two tests that you need to take: the theory test and the practical driving test
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Show Me, Tell Me

Question and Answer Session: learn what you need to know and show
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Contact Me

Location

Covering Salisbury and local area

Phone

07946 593719

Email

sandrameaden@hotmail.com

Open Hours

Mon: 9am – 4pm
Tue: 9am – 4pm
Wed: 9am – 4pm
Thur: 9am – 4pm
Fri: 9am – 1pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Tuition range

  • Manual lessons
  • Free local pick up and drop off
  • Motorway lessons
  • Pass Plus
  • Confidence building
  • Older drivers’ assessment
  • Theory assistance
  • Refresher courses
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Prices

 

  • £40.00 per hour
  • DVSA Theory Test: £23.00
  • DVSA Practical Test: £62.00
  • Pass Plus: Prices generally range from £160 to £200, so check before you book.

 

 

 

Online partners for learners

Online resources that help you get your licence, and help you keep it! Lots of useful information. Click on the link to view the videos.

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Safe Driving for Life

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What's on your horizon?

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Think!

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Good Egg Drivers

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Testimonials

“Sandra is one of those rare driving instructors that fulfils what makes a good driving instructor great: having the biggest patience for a student driver whose dyslexic, and autistic. She took my needs on board and made me gain confidence in my ability to read the road and trust myself behind the wheel. Her use of her colourful magnetic cars on a junction board proved essential and useful to my learning- they were fab visual aids. Sandra never lost her spark with me, and believed in my driving abilities. She has been a friend, and I could not ask for anyone better. Thank you for all your help Sandra. I look forward to doing Pass Plus with you. Back for more!”

Sally Mouneimneh

Licence and Test Information

Obtaining Your Licence

In the UK, driving tests are conducted by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Check out the website at www.gov.uk , then click on the link for Driving and Transport. This contains all the information that learners and new drivers need to know.

Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence. If you already hold a valid full driving licence and want to learn to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses, you will need to apply for provisional entitlement for these vehicles. You have to be 17 years of age to obtain a provisional licence, but you can apply up to three months before your 17th birthday.

You can apply for your first provisional driving licence for a car, moped or motorcycle using the government’s secure and easy to use online service at: gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence Or the application form (form D1) can be obtained from your local Post Office if you would like to apply by post.

The Theory Test
Before you apply for your theory test you will need a provisional licence. The website www.gov.uk , will give you all the information you need to know. We suggest that you only book your Theory Test through this website, as there are rogue traders out there offering to book for you at inflated prices (the current fee is £23.)
The Practical Test
The practical test will last approximately 40 minutes beginning and ending at your local Driving Test Centre. Throughout the drive, you are permitted a maximum of 15 driver faults. A serious or dangerous fault would result in a fail. We will work with you to agree on a test date, making sure you feel ready and ultimately confident to drive alone. We will do practice mock-tests so we can focus on any areas that need brushing up before test day. We are happy to book a driving test on your behalf, but if you would like more information go to: www.gov.uk , The current test fee is £62.00.
The Pass Plus Course
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test. This is because of their lack of driving experience.

Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver. You can take a Pass Plus course at any time. However, it’s mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing their test. Some insurance companies may offer a discount on successful completion of the course. Check out www.gov.uk/pass-plus,if you would like more information.

Pass Plus takes at least 6 hours and consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:
• in town
• in all weathers
• on rural roads
• at night
• on dual carriageways
• on motorways

Your Local, Professional, Friendly Driving Instructor

I am quite happy to pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the local area, school, college, work or shops.