KENDAL driving lessons

Peter Whitehead DSA ADI

Tel: 07880 776975




Great value, patient tuition; excellent pass rate.

Click on 'Passed Masters' for details.

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'I want to say a huge THANK YOU for teaching my daughter to drive!

She's really enjoyed her lessons with you and progressed so quickly.

She's grinning from ear to ear this afternoon having passed with no faults.

It's impossible to tell she is a new driver, which gives us peace of mind.'

- DG 15/1/19

Kendal Driving School for driving lessons in Kendal

Learn to drive this Autumn!

Take advantage of our 'new driver' offers,

including your first hour's driving for free.

Call Pete on 07880 776975 for more information.

Your instructor


I am a fully-qualified driving instructor with six years' experience, having previously taught in Primary schools in the Windermere and Kendal area for more than ten years. My experience and expertise in teaching and learning help to ensure that driving lessons are planned to meet individual needs, whilst also being enjoyable and rewarding, resulting in drivers who love to drive.

I was educated at Heron Hill Primary School and Kirkbie Kendal School. My knowledge of local roads enables me to provide a wide variety of driving experiences for drivers of all abilities. I structure all driving lessons carefully, with a relaxed and calm approach throughout, to develop skills and confidence.

I believe in ‘safe driving for life’ and, like all good instructors, ensure that safe, considerate and defensive driving skills are at the heart of learning to drive.

Testimonials include:

'Pete's calm, friendly and patient manner ensured that I always felt safe, confident and in control whilst learning to drive. Every lesson was enjoyable and carefully structured, enabling me to develop my skills each session. I felt thoroughly prepared and confident to take my test. I can't wait to put my new skills into practice and I'm looking forward to taking my Pass Plus with Kendal Driving School soon. Thank you for all your help. Jess.'

Your driving lessons

All driving lessons are on a one-to-one basis and can be arranged to begin and end at your chosen location. If you're nervous or worried about learning to drive, why not give me a call and talk through any doubts you may have? If you do decide to take lessons with me, you won’t be asked to do anything until you feel you are ready.

Standard lesson prices are very competitive, whilst I also offer a block booking discount for ten hours paid in advance. Price is important, but value for money is essential, and with Kendal Driving School you will not be disappointed. Lessons, based on the DSA’s recommended syllabus for learning to drive, are planned to maximise driving time and to work on specific areas of development, so you will always feel that your skills are progressing.

Standard Lessons, usually on a weekly basis, are the most popular way to learn to drive. The number of lessons needed differs for each individual, as you will learn at your own pace. Lessons are available in 1, 1 ½ or 2 hour slots. This allows for plenty of time on the road to learn new techniques and consolidate existing skills.

Refresher lessons can be useful for people of all ages, perhaps to develop confidence, improve driving performance, help those who have not driven for some time, or practise particular driving techniques.

I do not offer intensive courses, which could be considered a quick way to learn to drive. However, this can depend on how each individual learns. I have a relatively large number of pupils taking lessons each week, so cannot fit intensive courses into my schedule.

Pass Plus, including driving on the motorway and during hours of darkness, provides valuable experience for those who have passed their driving test. I provide the full Pass Plus course in line with the DSA syllabus. Click here to to find out more.

Your local choice

I am a member of the Kendal and District Driving Instructors Association, offering quality driving tuition throughout Kendal and the surrounding area.

A copy of the DSA Code of Practice, which lies at the heart of my service, is available upon request. I am also committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - keeping my knowledge and skills continually updated within an ever changing profession and adapting my instruction to suit your needs.

Before you start - don’t forget!

Before you start your first lesson, you must have either a signed provisional licence or a photo card licence. This needs to be brought along to your first lesson.

Apply For Your Provisional Driving Licence Online

To drive legally on the roads you need to be able to read a vehicle registration plate from a distance of around 20 metres, with or without visual aid. I will ask you to show that you can read a registration plate at the beginning of your first lesson.

If you are on any type of medication, please check with your doctor that you are allowed to drive.

I advise you to wear comfortable clothing, including flat shoes for easier driving and pedal use.

Driving lessons in Kendal

Your Car

Kendal Driving School uses a Ford Fiesta 1.0 Zetec for driving lessons. With dual controls and air-conditioning, it's is a very easy car to drive. Features such as power-assisted steering, a user-friendly manual gear box and good all-round visibility make it an excellent choice for learning to drive.

Pete Whitehead Driving Instructor Kendal

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