Meet The Taunton Team.

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Kelvin White, School Owner.

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Sandra White, Customer Services.

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Andy White, Customer Services.

Lee White, Instructor Trainer.

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Meet the Taunton Team

Welcome to our our team of fully qualified and hardworking driving Instructors who are waiting to deliver your driving licence. Meet the Taunton Team

We are a local and family run Driving School business operating on your doorstep. Pictured above are Driving School owner and founder Kelvin White along with wife Sandra and son Andy who make up our customer services team. Oldest son Lee is head of our instructor training program and he turns the general public into driving instructors and takes care of internal instructor development.

All of our local Driving Instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked for your safety.

They will all deliver client centred Driving lessons to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from each lesson and a full report will be available with details of what topics were covered, what progress was made and any areas of weakness to be addressed. You will sign each lesson sheet to confirm start and finish times along with next lesson confirmation to eliminate any uncertainty.

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Nigel Rolls, Senior Instructor.

 

Nigel is one of our senior Driving Instructors having joined the Driving School in July 2009.

In addition to covering the Taunton area, Nigel also covers his home town of Ilminster and Chard.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Review Ilminster Alastair Horne

Customer Review Ilminster Alastair Horne

“I took recommendations from my friends on who to learn to drive with very seriously. My Driving Instructor Nigel Rolls and had very useful teaching methods and in particular where the manoeuvres were concerned which made them simple to remember. I felt very prepared for my test and went into it with a great deal of confidence due to my tuition.”

Alastair Horne of Ilminster

Customer Reviews Taunton Charlie-White

Customer Reviews Taunton Charlie-White

 

“My experience of learning to drive with Kelvin White Driving School was fab!!! My Driving Instructor was Nigel Rolls and he made every lesson so enjoyable as well as having brilliant teaching methods to make everything seem easy. I was looking for a kind Instructor of which Nigel certainly was and to have lessons with a Driving School with an excellent pass rate.”

Charlie White of Taunton.

Customer Reviews Ilminster Rebecca-Black

Customer Reviews Ilminster Rebecca-Black

“I chose Kelvin White Driving School because one of the main factors for me when choosing who to learn to drive with, was that I wanted to get my licence as soon as possible!! This was definitely achieved because of my Driving Instructor Nigel Rolls’ simple but brilliant teaching methods that I found so effective in my learning. Based on this I would recommend the School to others because of my experience where I learnt to drive extremely quickly and effectively.”

Rebecca Black of Ilminster.

Customer Reviews Ilmister Sam-Gooch

Customer Reviews Ilmister Sam-Gooch

“Kelvin White Driving School has a very good pass rate and also 1st time pass rate so that is mainly why I chose to learn to drive with them. In addition to that they have a very good reputation! I found learning to drive fairly straight forward largely due to my Driving Instructor Nigel Rolls’ having clear, straightforward and effective methods of teaching that did not leave me feeling overwhelmed. I will be recommending the School to others as they are a very reputable Driving School.”

Sam Gooch of Ilminster (Ashill)

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 Mike Jenks, Senior Instructor.

Mike is one of our longest serving Driving Instructors having been with the Driving School since September 2010.

In addition to covering the Taunton area, Mike also covers his home town of Wellington and Wiveliscombe.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer ReviewTaunton Henry glide

Customer ReviewTaunton Henry glide

“Kelvin White Driving School has a good reputation which is what made my mind up when choosing who to trust with my tuition. It was also good for them to have availability at short notice.   My driving experience turned out to be better than I had anticipated with my Driving Instructor Mike Jenks’ giving very clear instruction and being very patient. Due to my pleasant experience I will be recommending the School to others.”

Harry Glide of Taunton (Fivehead)

Customer Reviews Taunton Emily-Cobb

Customer Reviews Taunton Emily-Cobb

“One of the major factors for me when choosing a Driving School and Instructor was that they would need to be patient with me. My Instructor Mike Jenks definitely was, also being understanding, thorough and very knowledgable of all aspects he was to teach. He also made learning to drive very enjoyable! The School were recommended to me and I knew they also have very good pass rates, offering great value for money.”

Emily Cobb of Taunton (Norton Fitzwarren)

Customer Reviews Taunton Josh-Cridlin

Customer Reviews Taunton Josh-Cridlin

“For me an Instructor that I would learn with would need to be friendly, always happy to help, patient and respectful. This is exactly what my Instructor Mike Jenks’ was. Mike had very good teaching methods and he worked with me at a suitable pace and was very understanding. Everyone at the school was very helpful and made me feel very welcome!!.”

Joshua Cridlin of Taunton

Customer Reviews Taunton Bobby-Meigh

Customer Reviews Taunton Bobby-Meigh

“Excellent value for money and a very high pass rate is what caught my when researching who I was going to trust with my tuition. I was also looking for my allocated Driving Instructor to be friendly and local to me. My Instructor was Mike Jenks and I found learning to drive with him to be easier than I had anticipated.  He was very laid back but remained professional throughout! I have already recommended the School and Mike who was amazing to others, due to the excellent instructors and everything about my experience was what I needed, brilliant!!!”

Bobby Meigh of Taunton

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Paul Harrison, Senior Instructor.

Paul has been with the driving School since May 2012 and in addition to covering Taunton, he also covers his home town of Chard and Ilminster.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Reviews Taunton Chantel-Mallett

Customer Reviews Taunton Chantel-Mallett

“An important factor for me when choosing a Driving School and Instructor was that I would feel at ease with them during lessons, being understanding and patient. My Instructor was Paul Harrison and I thought he was fantastic. He was great with me and seemed perfect particularly if you have anxiety or a severe lack of confidence!! My whole experience was excellent, I couldn’t have wished for better!!”

Chantel Mallett of Taunton

Customer Review Taunton Samantha-merry

Customer Review Taunton Samantha-merry

“The positive ratings and good pass rate I saw interested me when choosing which School to learn with. I was also very keen to have an Instructor who was reliable. I found the experience of learning to drive to be enjoyable. My Driving Instructor Paul Harrison was brilliant and his teaching methods made everything seem a lot easier to deal with!! Paul was amazing and so patient, he is a credit to the team and there is nothing I would have changed about my experience.”

Sammie Merry of Taunton

Customer Reviews Ilminster Justin Wood

“A friend recommended Kelvin White Driving School to me.” “My Instructor was Paul Harrison who was very good and had a mix of calm demeanour with a sense of humour.” “Paul is a decent chap which makes taking his advice easier.” “He doesn’t judge and teaches practically, a very positive person.” “The job was carried out in a pleasant manner, many thanks for your help and guidance.”

 Justin Wood, Ilminster

 

Customer Reviews Ilminster Constance Black

Customer Reviews Ilminster Constance Black

“I loved my Instructors teaching methods!!!” “My Instructor was Paul Harrison and I found him to be very good at adapting to the individuals abilities.” “Learning to drive was more fun than I had anticipated ti would be and this is one of the reasons I have already recommended the School to friends because of my experience of finding the School to be very friendly including the office staff, good teaching methods and you feel welcome and wanted.”

 Connie Black, Chard

 

Laura Jones, Instructor.

Laura has recently returned to the Driving School after maternity leave and it’s good to have her back on the Taunton team.

Below you can read a small selection of what her customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Reviews Taunton Kerrie Goodier

Customer Reviews Taunton Kerrie Goodier

“Finding an Driving Instructor that made me feel comfortable and safe was the main factor for me when searching for a suitable Driving School. I also wanted to be with a School that I had heard lots of good things about. My experience of learning to drive with Kelvin White Driving School was amazing!! My Driving Instructor was Laura Jones and she had very good teaching methods and ways of explaining things and was more than happy to repeat and run through things as many times as was needed. Laura always helped to boost my confidence and make me believe in myself. I would definitely recommend the School to others because of the friendly service I received from Instructor and Customer Services team.” 

Customer Reviews Taunton Kerrie Goodier

Customer Reviews Wellington Suzanna Duggan

Customer Reviews Wellington Suzanna Duggan

“My Driving Instructor Laura Jones was recommended to me as a calm and understanding Instructor. In comparison to previous Instructors I have had Laura was focused, relaxed and positive. I felt very prepared when my test came around and was pleasantly surprised to pass at the first time of asking. Laura got me into good habits by fault identification but in an encouraging way and the use of diagrams and the model car were also of great help when taking in information of the subject we were working on. I was very satisfied with the teaching and Customer Service and being a student midwife this pass is a necessity for getting to placements. Thank you very much.”

Customer Reviews Wellington Suzanna Duggan

Customer Reviews Minehead Tom Marlow

Customer Reviews Minehead Tom Marlow

“I was looking for a reputable School with a Driving Instructor that was flexible with times. I found learning to drive to be far easier than I had anticipated it would be due to the quality of teaching from my Driving Instructor Laura Jones. Laura had very simple and easy to pick up teaching methods which were very useful. She was also very flexible so I could choose when to have lessons which suited my situation.”

Customer Reviews Minehead Tom Marlow

Customer Reviews Taunton Johanna Garrett

Customer Reviews Taunton Johanna Garrett

“Laura you have been a great driving instructor, you have always been helpful, and very understanding, laid back and i felt very comfortable and at ease with you. I’m so glad i picked to go with kelvin white and glad i had you to teach me :). I will defo be recommending kelvin white’s company. Thank you so much for all your help with me passing my test FIRST TIME !!

Customer Reviews Johanna Garrett of Taunton.

Des Robertson, Instructor.

 

Des has recently joined the Driving School and is already striking up a great rapport with his students and has had many passes. He is an important member of the the Taunton team.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Reviews Taunton Elisabeth Willis

Customer Reviews Taunton Elisabeth Willis

“Having the School recommended to me was a major factor in my decision of who I would choose. I also really liked the introductory offer that the School were running. Coming into driving I had no preconception of what it was going to be like but my Driving Instructor Des Robertson had good teaching methods that helped make things easy. I really enjoyed my experience.”

Customer Reviews Taunton Elisabeth Willis

Customer Reviews Taunton Matthew Davidson

Customer Reviews Taunton Matthew Davidson

“When researching who to learn to drive with, important criteria for me was that I wanted a large Driving School than had plenty of positive feedback, which Kelvin White Driving School certainly had! Being 1st on the Google search was also massive in making up my mind. My Driving Instructor Des Robertson had clear, concise teaching methods and was very patient, even when at times I found it difficult. I passed first time and will be recommending the School to others.”

Customer Reviews Taunton Matthew Davidson

Customer Reviews Taunton Oli Sagar

“The main reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School and my driving instructor Des Robertson in particular is because we know him and because of his calm nature. The prices offered were also very competitive and I really liked that I could get picked up from Richard Huish.

Learning to drive was what I expected it to be. Des had excellent teaching methods, which were effective and he was always calm. It was all very well run!”

Oli Sagar, Taunton

Customer Reviews Taunton Ponaduwa Lachintha Lukshan

“The main reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School was because of the recommendations I received from other people and the competitive pricing. The other main factor was to have availability and a regular lesson slot which the school could offer.

My driving instructor Des Robertson had fabulous teaching methods!!

Des was very kind and helpful throughout my learning experience.”

Ponaduwa Lachontha Lukshan, Taunton

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Carolyn Coulter, Instructor.

Carolyn is a fully qualified ADI and covers Taunton and her home town of Minehead.

Below is reviews of students that have passed with Carolyn.

Customer Reviews Taunton Amber Hutchings Taunton

“Passing my practical driving test in a reasonable amount of time was a major factor for me when choosing a Driving School. I was also looking for a thorough and calm instructor.

Learning to drive was as I’d hoped it would be. My Driving Instructor Carolyn Coulter had very good teaching methods. I was with a previous Driving School and switched to Kelvin White Driving School and it was a great decision because I made so much more progress!!

As far as I am concerned there is nothing I would have changed about my experience, I was very happy with my instructor.”

Customer Reviews Taunton Amber Hutchings

Customer Reviews Minehead Liam Haran

“The reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School was because I wanted a school with a high pass rate! I also wanted a driving instructor that was easy to learn from and that’s exactly what I got with my driving instructor Carolyn Coulter.

I found learning to drive to be really interesting, exciting and much funnier than I thought it would be. Carolyn had amazing teaching methods. It was easy to learn from her and she suited my teaching style.

It was a joy to learn from Carolyn and with Kelvin White Driving School.

Don’t change anything!!”

Liam Haran, Minehead

Customer Reviews Minehead Phil Davenport

“I was very impressed with the high pass rate at over 80% I saw Kelvin White Driving School boasted.

Coming into driving, I expected it to be harder but my Driving Instructor Carolyn Coulter made learning to drive so much easier to understand!

My whole experience was fantastic and in my opinion there is nothing that could have been changed to improve the experience.”

Phil Davenport, Taunton

“The main reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School was because I wanted a driving instructor who’d be calm and patient. It was important that the school would have a high pass rate! I had also received good reviews from others about the school.

My driving instructor Carolyn Coulter was patient and explained everything in great detail. Carolyn made me feel at ease. She went through things in thorough detail and if there was anything I did not understand she kept explaining until I did.

I will be recommending the school to others as I had a very patient instructor which made me feel confident, especially on my test day.

I had a really good experience and wouldn’t have changed anything about it!”

Michaela Carter

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Tracy Beviss, Instructor.

Tracy joined the Driving School in February 2018 after moving to the area and covers the Bishops Lydeard, Cotford St Luke & Taunton.

“I chose Kelvin White Driving School because of their reputation and pass rate. it was also important that the driving instructor could be flexible and that I could have frequent lessons.

Learning to drive was much better than I had expected it to be. My driving instructor Tracy Beviss made the learning process enjoyable. Tracy had excellent teaching methods that were thorough and engaging.

I will be recommending the school to others as Kelvin White Driving School strives for professionalism and is student orientated. My driving instructor Tracy was fantastic, I have no complaints what so ever.”

Olly Hacker, Taunton

“I chose Kelvin White Driving School because of all the good reviews I had read. They also have reasonable prices and the staff were very helpful when phoning to enquire about lessons.

I was nervous at the start but felt at ease with my driving instructor Tracy Beviss’ tuition. Tracy had excellent teaching methods and I found her to be a super instructor!!”

David Adley, Taunton

“The reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School was because of the good reviews and ratings. I also wanted a driving instructor who’d be nice, helpful and it would be an easy and quick process.

I found the learning experience to be so much easier and calmer than I had anticipated. My driving instructor Tracy Beviss was incredible! Tracy was very friendly and chatty and made me feel totally at ease all the time.

I will definitely recommend to others as the whole experience was so nice and it got the job done quickly and comfortably.”

Leila Miles, Taunton

“I chose Kelvin White Driving School because I wanted a recognised driving school which was well established. I had seen Kelvin White cars around and so was reassured that they were a large school and not a one trick pony and were popular. I also wanted to choose a school that was a local company and not one of the nationals.

The school’s prices were good and soon became clear that it was good value for money. My driving instructor Tracy Beviss was lovely and we got on really well. It was relaxed but informative. I wasn’t as experienced as I thought I was and needed a lot of brushing up on my skills but I was able to move on at the pace I had hoped for and learn new skills I previously wasn’t aware of.

Tracy was friendly and calm but was also thorough. She mad sure I focused on the right things and explained what I had to do to improve and structured lessons around my personal needs.

I will be 100% recommending the school to others because of the good value for money, excellent communication and a great structure to the business and combined with friendly experienced staff made for a smooth and easy learning experience. It was easy to understand what I had to do each step of the way and I was kept up to date, informed and contacted every step of the way.”

Timothy Cann, Taunton

Garry Dickens, Instructor.

Garry joined the school after coming through our extensive training program. He covers the Taunton area. He has a great report with his students.

“The reason for choosing Kelvin White Driving School was because of good recommendations from other pupils! It was also important that I would build up a good rapport with my driving instructor.

My learning to drive experience was very enjoyable and my driving instructor Garry Dickens had excellent teaching methods.

I will definitely be recommending the school and Garry especially to others, due to my positive experience.”

Yasmine Vanstone

“The main reasons for choosing Kelvin White Driving was because of their good reviews and reliable driving instructors.

I found learning to drive to be much more understandable than what I had expected.

My driving instructor Garry Dickens was very polite and understanding, whenever I needed extra help on certain areas of driving.

I will be recommending the school to others because Kelvin White Driving School are affordable and my instructor was very understanding. Nothing about my experience could have been improved.”

Lucy Smith

“The reasons for choosing Kelvin White Driving School were because I wanted quality driving lessons at an affordable price. I also wanted an experienced instructor and to learn with a school with a high pass rate.

My driving instructor Garry Dickens surpassed all expectations. Garry had excellent teaching methods that were easy to follow and very helpful!

I will be recommending the school to others because of the experienced instructors and my enjoyable experience.”

Chay Sutton

“I chose Kelvin White Driving School because I wanted a driving school with a good reputation that also had a high pass rate. I also wanted a school that could accommodate my work commitments which the school could do as they have flexible instructors.

Learning to drive was more fun than I expected it to be. My driving instructor Garry Dickens had clear teaching methods and I really appreciated Garry’s patience!

I will be recommending the school to others as the learning experience was enjoyable and I feel I got my money’s worth.

There is nothing I would have changed, as the customer service was excellent and my learning experience was great!”

Chloe Carpenter

Claire Sweet, Instructor.

Claire joined the school after coming through our extensive training program.

Claire covers the Taunton area and has many students approaching their tests so her reviews will appear here soon………..