"If I had to describe Pat in one sentence, it would be: 'A great person to be stuck in the car with for hours.' He's very funny and easy to chat to and is, of course, also a fantastic driving instructor. Pat took me on a few years after I stopped my initial driving lessons - and got me back up to scratch quickly. He doesn't over-complicate things unnecessarily and makes learning to drive a breeze. Thanks Pat!
Dr Gregory Pierre Simond (September 2023)
"I recently passed my test at my first attempt with lessons from Pat, and I found the experience very enjoyable. Pat was patient and knowledgeable, and always takes the time to explain things clearly in a way I can understand. He is always on time - and ensures I get the most out of the lessons. The car is comfortable and very easy to drive - and on the day of my test I felt ready and confident. If you're in Oxford and looking for driving lessons, definitely give Pat a call."
Oscar (April 2023)
"Dear Pat, the full license arrived in the post this morning, the L-plates have been removed from the glove-box, and when we picked up our groceries from Didcot Sainsbury's today Helen was able to enjoy the last of the Autumn colours as we headed down the A34. So it's a fitting day to say THANK YOU for all your help, support, understanding, patience, encouragement and friendliness since that gloomy day in February. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to see me through. All the best, Beau."
Beau (Feb 2023)
"I would highly recommend as an instructor. Not only is he very experienced and knowledgeable, giving you the tools you need to pass your driving test, but he promotes good driving habits with his pupils. He is also calm and patient, which is exactly what I needed - I passed in my first driving test. Thanks Pat!"
Hugo (Dec 2022)
"Dear Pat and Kate, I am just writing to say thank you both so much for helping me learn to drive. The driving lessons were good fun and never too stressful (even when tackling roundabouts, which I have now conquered! A month on, I have been driving around Oxford and have become used to the volatile Nissan Micra... however my parking still needs some work. Thanks again, let me know when you want to produce 'Pat's Sat Nav for New Drivers', Lots of Love"
"Dear Pat and Kate Thank you so much for getting George through his test; it is such a milestone in a child's life. George would have been nightmare today if he had failed, however George was so confident this morning and said that it was a dead cert, just a matter of formality doing the test!! He is bouncing off the ceiling now. Pat as a driving intructor, you have such a good record- Luke, George, Hayley, Steven, Ned and Daniel Goodwin that we know of, and I will certainly recommend your driving school to everyone I know. William Taylor and Annie Farr in 2014/2015!!. With very best wishes."
- Julia, Dale, Luke, George and William
"Pat, I am writing to you to show my appreciation for all that you have done for me, I came to you with no previous motoring experience and little knowledge of cars and driving. Within a few months I had passed both my theory and practical with ease, this is largely down to you, due to your time, patience and manner of how you teach, I felt at ease from the first driving lesson. I can't thank you enough, and your wife the brains behind the operation. I couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor, I would recommend your driving school to anybody. Thanks again Pat and Kate. Best wishes."
"PMS is fantastic. I passed my test and pass plus with Pat and now I'm on the road. Pat and Kate's driving school will always try to accommodate your needs if you need to change a driving lesson, fit one in etc. A very professional, friendly and excellent driving school which I would highly recommend to prospective learners. Pat's knowledge and skills as a driving instructor are outstanding due to his many years of experience on the road. Thanks Pat and Kate for getting me on the road!!!"
- Francis Penders (passed July 2008/ pass plus Aug 2008)
"Pat is a great driving instructor. He has a lot of patience at the same time making sure you don't relax too much. I was with a driving instructor for ten lessons and wasn't getting anywhere then I switched to Pat and I improved dramatically (I passed with only 2 minors). I highly recommend his driving school and have done so to many of my friends and family."
- Craig Hanlon