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Call Linda's Driving School now on: 07727 271977 


Hello my name is Linda Gartside. I am a fully qualified Driving Instructor in Rochdale, welcome to my local Rochdale Driving School website.


Did you know that you can learn to drive in Rochdale at your own, comfortable pace with a patient and friendly female instructor? And that once you have passed your theory test I'll automatically book your practical test so that you can keep your goal in sight.

My service is door to door (home, college or work) which makes it's easier to progress quickly with no wasted time. Plus the modern teaching methods and easy to follow course materials that I use can save you hours of training time (and money!) compared with other Rochdale Driving schools.

I am also a Smart Drivers member which gives access to all my pupils to the Smart Learners web site, which can easily be used along side your lesson plans.

I am registered with the Driving Standards Agency as a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor in Rochdale and I offer a professional and friendly service.

I cover the following areas for driving lessons.Chadderton, Heywood, Littleborough, Middleton, Milnrow, Oldham, Rochdale, Shaw, Whitworth and surrounding areas

I have been trained to a very high standard so you can be sure that your driving training will be of equal standard. It is my aim at Linda's Driving School to get you through your driving lessons and driving test as quickly as possible.

Once you have completed your driving lessons, and successfully passed your driving test you will qualify for a voucher towards a course on a Skid Pan, Open Road vouchers, and I also offer the Pass Plus driving course at a competitive rate, which with many insurance companies can significantly reduce your insurance premium by up to 35%.

Please use the menu to the left of the screen to navigate this site. I have all the information you need on getting started with your driving lessons, as well as useful information for when the driving test comes and beyond.

If you would like driving lessons, take refresher lessons, or need to resit your Driving Test to get your license back, in Rochdale or surrounding areas please use the contacts form.

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Linda helped me a lot and made me feel very comfortable on my driving lessons. Linda is very professional the way she goes about her job, and definitely knows what she's talking about.

Linda is a lovely person, and is great to get on with. She goes through every aspect of your driving lessons in detail until you fully understand.

I would definitely recommend Linda to anybody wanting to take driving lessons.

Thanks Tom Buckley



I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Linda. She was very helpful throughout my whole course, and thanks to her, I passed my test first time with only four minors.

Richard Tasker

As a person who always said they would never have driving lessons, it has been one of the most fun things I have ever done.

Linda is a great teacher, she is a brilliant laugh, and makes you always feel comfortable and at ease on your lessons.

Thanks for everything Linda! 

Louise Brett - Rochdale

  "Linda is crazy. Linda is a brilliant instructor, really made me feel relaxed and comfortable on my lessons. I would recommend her to anyone"

Cheers, Chris

"Having not driven for quite a few years although having a full license, I decided to take a refresher course.

Being here in Rochdale for only a short while, not clued up on the traffic system and overwhelmed by the volume of traffic that comes with a metropolitan area. I had to choose the right instructor. So I began looking on the internet and came to Linda's website, the way she expressed herself across it, I knew she was the right instructor for me - and I was right.

In January '08 I started my refresher lessons, I know it might sound daft but, I was apprehensive, but Linda soon put me at ease with her approach and sense of humour, by the next month I was driving my own car.

I would definitely recommend Linda to anyone whether you're a learner or a refresher. She not only teaches you as a student but also as an individual at your own personal pace, so that you gain in confidence and driving ability.

Wishing Linda all the best for the future and a big THANK YOU!!! "

Kerry Coulter - Rochdale


'Linda is a saint.She is patient and fun to have lessons with.She achieved the impossible, and will be my friend for life''

Mandy - Rochdale



''Thanks to the training from Linda I passed first time on a 1 week course.
I enjoyed every minute of my lessons, and I'd definitely recommend Linda Gartside''
Richard Baddeley

''Thanks to Linda I am now a fully-fledged member of the driving club!  I would recommend Linda to anyone in need of a professional, precise and caring driving instructor who will take her time to accurately understand a driver's ability and consequent weaknesses. 

Linda was always on time and helped me to relax throughout the lessons, ensuring I didn't bottle it on the big day.

I look forward to focusing on my Pass Plus with Linda later this year''
Oliver Lord - Rochdale

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