CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information

Sandi's Driving School has instituted testing using the Rapid Tests (LFDs) offered by the Gov, pupils will need to bring a negative test to each lesson. Please read my T&C following the link below and reply with your acknowledgement.

PSSandi is taking annual leave between the 17th Dec to 10th Jan 2022

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Please Read Important T&Cs here: Lesson Guidelines 

Driving Lessons

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I am a Grade A DVSA fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI).

As a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor, the government body that governs the UK Driving Standards, tests all the instructors every 2 to 4 years to ensure we're delivering the highest teaching standard to our new drivers and ensure they go on to be safer, more conscientious and considerate drivers for life.

Grade A achieved

DVSA Approved Driving Instructor

A - Highest overall standard of instruction demonstrated

B - Sufficient competence demonstrated to permit or retain entry on the register of ADIs

Fail - Unsatisfactory performance

Main areas covered: Bruton, Wincanton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and surrounding towns. 

Contact me to find out if your postcode is covered. 

New Drivers

You must be 17 years of age and over and produce a valid UK/N. Ireland provisional Cat B driving licence in order to start your driving lessons. You must meet the minimum eye test requirements, which means you must be able to read a standard UK approved number plate at a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (67 feet). If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses in order to meet this requirement then you must wear them whenever you drive.

Theory Test - Book through DVSA Online

To help you learn and prepare to pass your theory test as well as an having excellent knowledge and road sense and acquire the safe skills you will need to drive safely for life, I recommend you to study the following (in book or app format):

• The Official DVSA Guide to Driving the essential skills - buy on Amazon

• The Official Highway Code - buy on Amazon

• Know your traffic signs - buy on Amazon

• The Official DVSA Theory Test - buy on Amazon

And practice your theory test online: rightdriver


You will not be put into a traffic situation that you cannot cope with. If you have never driven before, your instructor will drive you to a very quiet residential area to enable you to become familiar with the controls of the car before having to deal with busy traffic.

The Learning Car you will be driving is a brand new manual Seat Leon FR 1.0L TSi Petrol with dual controls and fully insured by the AA.

Partly Trained/Experienced

A driving assessment of about 10 minutes is the best way to ascertain your level of ability, awareness and competence to devise a well structured method of teaching/learning by setting achievable goals, incorporating all the modules required by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and preparing you to pass your driving test 1st time.

Please check the nearest Test Centres closest to us:

Yeovil BA20 2EN - Book through DVSA online 

Your driving instructor will plan your driving lessons to be conducted in some of the areas of your actual driving test so you are well prepared for when you go out with the DVSA's examiner.

You will also be required to know the "Show Me, Tell Me" vehicle safety questions.

You will be asked two questions:

one 'tell me' out of 14 questions where you explain how you would carry out a safety check at the start of the test and before starting to drive

one 'show me' out of 7 questions where you show how you would carry out a safety check while on the move.

Note: Failure to answer one or both of the "show me tell me" questions will result in one minor fault.


In the unfortunate event that you have just failed your driving test and need some more driving lessons, your driving instructor will again assess your level of driving and continue with fault finding/correction to ensure success next time.

Pass Plus


This means you just passed your driving test... well done!

Pass Plus is a course designed to help you improve your newly gained skills and mature your driving. It is recognised by some insurance companies - check with the insurance company first and enquire if they are in the scheme and if it helps you bring your first car's insurance premium down by around 35% 

However, this is not an extra test, but focuses on 6 modules of your driving training:

  • Town Driving
  • All-Weather Driving
  • Out of Town Driving & Rural Roads
  • Night Driving
  • Dual Carriageways
  • Motorways

A minimum of six hours is required by the DVSA to cover the above modules but the number of sessions to be taken will greatly depend on the ability and progress of each individual pupil.

At the end of all your efforts you will gain a Certificate of Achievement and you will be ready for taking the keys for a safe long life of driving.

Extract from a web blog: Iv done pass plus, my insurance was supposed to be £2100 with direct line, but i saved 10% doing it online, and you get a further 20% for doing pass plus. And the great thing is you can take out your policy and do pass plus later and they will still 'refund' you the difference.

Btw im fully comp, male, 18 and got a clio. Just find your cheapest quote and see if they accept pass plus and what the discount is, most of the big companys will accept it but they dont like to advertise it as much as its less money for them, its always best to google/ring the companys to see what the discoutn is because it varys alotif you do your pass plus in a day (like me) i done 6 hrs, wales and back, covering most parts of the course but you probz have covered alot of the things already in your lessons (eg night driving, bad weather) but if you didnt/dont the instructor just has to explain it to you as some things are unplanable(if thats a word)

Let's go for a drive...

Contact Sandi's Driving School for more information on 07798 632 988

The lovely manual car that you will be learning to drive in is:

responsive when going up the hills

holds the road very well especially on the bends

auto start/stop which is highly helpful when/if you let it stall - quickly press the clutch down and it restarts itself again

really accurate when doing all your manoeuvres

New SEAT Leon FR 1.0L TSI EVO Petrol - Year 2022 

You will be driving a manual transmission brand new Petrol manual car with a six-speed gearbox dual controlled which is fully insured for you to learn in at times that suit you from school, home or work. 

Happy Learning!

Thanks for your visit!

Business Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

BH: Closed

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