Our reviews


Mark sands 17th may 2016 be1“Did the one day course for car/trailer test today and passed first time thanks to the brilliant training received from Neil and his team. I’m really pleased I chose them 5⭐️”

Mark Sands, passed first time on 17th May 2016





28-04-16 Adam Ryves BE1

“Thank you for today mate very recommend great teaching skills again thanks to you mate. Thank you for your great training”


Adam Ryves, passed first time on 28th April 2016





Malcolm Bowen 14th April 2016 BE2

“Cracking school! Neil has a fantastic calming nature and is so very highly skilled at guiding you through all areas of towing and reversing, made my worries of reversing a thing of the past! Massive thanks Neil”

Malcolm Bowen, passed on 14th April 2016




20-04-16 Craig Hartwell BE1

“Had Ian as an instructor, really pleased with the service. Great tuition, nice genuine guy. Made me feel completely relaxed.

Will definitely be recommending nearway, especially after passing my B+E. Thanks again!!”

Craig Hartwell, passed first time with NO RECORDED FAULTS on 20th April 2016



Claire Jardine B1 4th April 2016

“Thanks to the tuition, help and support from Mick, I am absolutely thrilled to say that I passed my driving test first time today, with only two minors! So so happy and cannot sing Mick’s praises enough. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else looking to learn to drive. Solid 10/10”

Claire Jardine, passed first time 4th April 2016



Dave vear be1 25-02-16


“Passed B+E at nearway training first time Neil top bloke cheers”

David Vear, passed first time on 25th February 2016




08-12-15 Jenna Wald BE1

“Neil did a great job of getting me through the trailer test first time. He was very patient and good at explaining everything. Thanks!”

Jenna Wald, passed first time 8th December 2015




Towing test pass

“I just passed my trailer test with nearway driving centre . Neil is a great instructor very helpful and good fun. Highly recommended!!”

Jack Bradshaw, passed first time on 24th October 2015




14-10-15 Nikki Jones b

“I passed with Sally, who is very patient and made me feel at ease. Also did a mock test with Rob which was helpful and he gave me some good advice. I’ve just had a motorway lesson with Sally and really enjoyed it. Highly recommended!”

Nikki Jones, passed on 14th October 2015



Will Brundle be1 23-09-15

“Me and my brother past our trailer test today first time I got one miner brother got none!!! Massive thank you to Neil top bloke for his hard work getting us out of our bad habits and teaching us thing or two!! 

Highly recommend!!
Your a fool if u don’t use near way!!”

Will Brundle, passed first time with NO RECORDED FAULTS on 23rd September 2015.



17:09:15 Lizi bowerman be2

“Thank you so much Neil! Excellent tuition and superb value for money, I will be highly recommending you to others.”

Lizi Bowerman, passed on 17th September 2015




Carl Wilkins 16-09-15 be1

“Just passed my b+e with nearway driver training.
Neil is a top bloke who explains everything clearly and thoroughly.
No awkward silence and made to feel comfortable.
Would recommend nearway to anyone wishing to take b+e!!”

Carl Wilkins, passed first time on 16th september 2015



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“I enjoyed my lessons with my instructor, she was patient understanding and made me feel completely at ease. Right from the beginning I knew I was well matched with the instructor. I was a nervous person around other people and so Nearway did a very good job in putting me with the right person from the start. 

Thank you so much for helping me pass my driving test 1st time. Driving will give me the freedom I needed to get to and from the village I live in whenever I want without relying on anyone else or public transport.”

Barbara Foster, passed first time on 29th July 2015



Passed first time!

“Not enough can be said about Rob’s exceptional tutelage – his clear instructions, adaptive teaching methods and friendly attitude will surely help any willing student pass with ease.”

Carl-Lewis Saunders, passed first time on 23rd July 2015.




08-07-15 Sasha Randall BE1“Thank you so much for the super day and a half trailer course. I know I wouldn’t have passed without the excellent tuition! I would highly recommend this to anyone as it was great to have a brush up on driving technique as well as learning exactly what’s required. Neil is fab, entirely professional but also warm and good company on a long day of driving.”

Sasha Randall, passed first time on 8th July 2015.



04-06-15 daniel jones be1“Great experience Neil made the whole towing course easy and fun to do , Learning loads whilst making it easy to understand. Great instructor would highly recommend to anyone.”

Daniel Jones, passed first time on 4th June 2015 – with zero faults!



Driving Lessons Banbury“I chose you as I was recommended to you by a friend. He thought that you were equally as amazing as I did. My instructor was always very supportive and encouraging. You have helped me so much and made me feel very secure in my ability. Thank you so much!”

Elizabeth Battley, passed first time on 14th April 2015.



14-04-15 Tamzin furtado be1Thank you so much Neil, can’t believe how much I learnt in two days! Really appreciate your patient teaching ! Thanks so much.”

Tamzin Furtado passed first time on 14th April 2015.




02-04-15 Robert aidy be1“Great experience and awesome instructor! Helped build my confidence quickly.”

Robert Aidy, passed first time on 2nd April 2015.





20-03-15 Daniel nappin be1 2df“Brilliant instructor helped me pass my trailer test first time.”

Daniel Nappin, passed first time on 20th March 2015.





10-02-15 Sushil paudel be4“Thanks a lot Neil. You are one of the best instructor I have ever met who got high patience, positive, supportive, encouraging and motivating so the reason I passed the test. Thanks again and wish you all the best”

Sushil Paudel, passed on 10th February 2015.



28-01-15 Darren jaggard be1“Thank you very much Neil for a good day and half trailer training and test PASS first time I would highly recommend Neil I have had a good time and learnt stuff that I didn’t know thanks again and all the best Darren”

Darren Jaggard, passed first time on 28th January 2015.



thank you “Thank you for the great service that we received. Dealing with NearWay Driver Training has been a breath of fresh air with great results each time Oxford Event Hire have used them. Neil is Clear in his instruction & very knowledgeable in his field. Thank You Neil, We will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”

Kieran Lynch, from Oxford Event Hire after using us for his company’s trailer training.



05-11-14 Lauren webber b2

“Thank you Rob for all your guidance! Could not be happier!”

Lauren Webber, passed at Banbury test centre on 5th November 2014.





23-10-14 David worthy be1

“First class tuition from a nice friendly bloke … would highly recommend thanks …Dave”

David Worthy, passed first time on 23rd October 2014.





20-10-14 dan Henderson be1“Yes! Passed first time with your help, I would highly recommend NearWay Driver Training!!!”

Dan Henderson, passed first time on 20th October 2014.





Passed first time“Thank you to all at NearWay driver training.
It’s been a really good few days with you and I would recommend anyone who wants to do this course to give Nearway Driver Training a call.”

Stue Hart passed first time on 9th September 2014.



Amanda Jakeman“Massive thanks to Robert for getting me through it all. A fantastic driving instructor. I’d recommend to anyone considering driving lessons.”

Amanda Jakeman, passed first time at Banbury test centre on 14th August 2014.




Alex Glover“Thanks to Neil I passed my driving test first time today! Absolutely brilliant instructor highly recommend amazing Thank you!!”

Alex Glover, passed first time on 13th August 2014.




Stephanie Williams“Amazing thanks to Rob, who I couldn’t of done it without!!”

Stephanie Williams, passed first time on 12th August 2014.





Sarah Nolan

“I would just like to say the guys have given me feedback today and expressed how happy they were with you and the training you provided them with, many thanks for being so helpful leading up to the training also, you gave me lots of help and I appreciate it.”

Emma Morris of SGS UK, who’s colleagues Sarah and Will both passed at the first attempt on 16th June 2014.



Zemek Pavel

“I failed 2x last year because i had an other instructor who’s sleeping in car. I’m just passed the test with 0 total faults because Neil is very good instructor and I have to highly recommend NearWay…. Thank you so much for your help”
Zemek Pavel, passed first time with us on 12th May 2014 after failing TWICE with another driving instructor, who was sleeping during his lessons!



“I passed my driving test the first time. My instructor was Neil and he was always very clear with his instructions and taught you in a way that you would remember and easily pick up things. Neil is an instructor you can talk to, help you out with information and somebody you can drive confidently with and has the best intention of getting you passed. Highly recommended!”
Chris Dyer, passed 1st time on 27th March 2014 after just 10 hours of driving lessons!!



“I enjoyed all of my lessons and always learned something. My instructor was always supportive and encouraging. Thank you very much, I’m enjoying driving around in my new car safely!”
Shelbi Plant, passed her driving test on 10th January 2014 with just 1 recorded fault.




Brendan Halpin-Maynes

“If you want to learn how to drive then NearWay is for you. You get all the practice you need driving with very good and encouraging support next to you through the experience. No shouting or discomfort which really helps you focus on your driving. Thank you!”
Brendan Maynes from Banbury, passed first time on 14th February 2014 in just one week!



“Successful day with Neil today. He got me using my mirrors a lot more, and gave some great tips with reversing. Would definitely recommend to others!!”
Ashley Lane, passed 1st time on 18th December 2013 with no faults!





“Thanks for the help in passing my test, the training was excellent and would highly recommend.”
Dan Thomas, passed his test on 4th November 2013 at the first attempt, with just 2 faults!





“Thanks for your help with passing my test. I think I even shocked myself getting no minor marks! I will highly recommend you.”
Sophie Buckley, passed her test first time with no faults on 6th November 2013!





“Big thanks for the fantastic tuition – would highly recommend Nearway!”
George Shelton, passed 1st time on 21st June 2013





“Highly recommended driving instructor! Thanks Neil, great tuition and lots of fun.”
John Hogley, passed 1st time – with no faults – on 22nd May 2013





“Thank you for being such a great teacher! I really enjoyed it, thanks again!”
Jeanette Mann, passed her test at the first attempt on 29th April 2013





5-12-12 laura nash 1st time 3df“I can’t fault Neil, he was very supportive at all times. Any queries or questions I had were answered straight away. Neil is a fantastic instructor and it was a pleasure to learn with him. A big thanks to Neil for teaching me all I need to know and helping me pass my test 1st time.”
Laura Nash, passed 1st time 5th December 2012



17-10-12 Tom Keenan 1st time 4df“Thanks to you I passed my test first time … thanks ever so much”
Tom Keenan, passed 1st time 17th October 2012








“I would highly recommend Nearway Driver Training. I lack confidence and never thought I’d be able to drive let alone a manual car. Neil put me at ease straight away, he is patient and understanding. The lessons were explained at the beginning and discussed at the end and graded so you can see progress being made. I passed my driving test and thanks to Neil I have become a lot more confident.”
Karen Coles. Passed her driving test 4th September 2012

“I was very impressed with the lessons that I had with Neil, I passed my test in a good time and felt confident when I first drove alone that he had taught me well. Lessons with Neil were always fun and he is very constructive, the star system used to show development is brilliant, as you know each week how much you have learnt and how close to your test you are. I would recommend Nearway Driver Training to anyone!”
Sam Glover, passed her driving test in on 4th July 2012

“I would deffinitly recomend NearWay Driver Training to anybody learning to drive. Neil is really easy to get on with, as well as being patient and understanding (both qualities that I tested many times) and it was definitely down to him that I passed my test.”
Thomas Paton, passed his test on 30th May 2012

“I would HIGHLY recommend Nearway Driver Training if you are considering learning to drive. Thanks to Neil’s excellent teaching, and no doubt his incredible patience, I recently passed my test with a perfect score, something I never would have expected to be able to do! What’s more, as someone who had failed a first test years ago and had not gone anywhere near the driving seat of a car for a long time due to my hate/fear of driving, the most invaluable thing Neil did for me was to give me the confidence to drive and – most importantly – to actually enjoy it.”
Annie Crook, passed on her first attempt with us, with no faults!

“I thought NearWay Driver Training was an amazing service, all the lessons were relaxed and there was no pressure.. I got to choose when to have my lessons and if they were to be 1 hr or 2 hrs. NearWay Driver training gave me the choice to start my lessons from where ever i was, home, town and school, also being able to finish the lesson in town or at home, that was very useful and nice of Neil. I have recommended Neil to many of my friends at school, who in the future will be learning to drive.”
Elsa Hobill Passed her test 1st time with just 1 fault

“thank you very much for great lessons!! cant believe i passed first time!!!”
Olivia – Passed her Driving test on the first attempt

“From the word go I was put at ease and my requirements were fully catered for. Neil was extremely pleasant and is an ideal instructor for anyone to have. I would recommend their Driving School to anyone thinking of taking a test or to further their driving experience. Thank you so much.”
Adrian – passed his test on 27th June 2011

“so glad to have passed, thanks for all the lessons and help :)”
Miles – Passed his driving test first time with just 4 minors

“After failing my test first time around with another instructor I decided to go to Nearway. This proved an excellent choice, Neil was a great instructor – friendly, helpful and clearly good at his job. I passed second time around and would definitely recommend Neil to my friends and colleagues”
Joe – In the examiners words ‘a lovely drive’

“Thanks very much. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend NearWay Driver Training”
Emma: 1st time pass with just 1 minor mark

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