Best Driving school in Wakefield

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Areas Covered by Paragon Driving School


Wakefield Test Centre

Wakefield, Wrenthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Alverthorpe, Flanshaw, Lupset, Outwood, Newton Hill, Stanley, Robin Hood, Lofthouse, East Ardsley, Tingley, Thornes, Agbrigg, Sandal, Crigglestone, Durkar, Horbury, Horbury Bridge, Middlestown, Ossett.


Pontefract Test Centre

Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton, Altofts, Glasshoughton, Sharlston, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Crofton, Whitwood, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Havercroft, Ackworth, Purston Jaglin, Notton.


Plus South Leeds areas of

Morley, Middleton, Thorpe, Carlton, Rothwell, Woodlesford, Swillington, Oulton, Methley.

Member of the WDIA

(Wakefield Driving Instructor Association)

Member of the PDIA



(Pontefract Driving Instructors Association)


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Chloe - October 2020

Mike is a very professional and encouraging instructor. I am extremely grateful for his help! I would highly recommend him!

Thank you Mike (my brother also passed with him and my younger sister will be starting her lessons with him soon)

Again thank you very much for everything Mike! Youre truly amazing!

Casey - September 2020


I could not recommend highly enough.


Extremely patient and teaches at a pace relative to the student.


A lovely character to be in the car with!


Daniel - September 2020


Patience and perseverance from both pupil and instructor won through!


Mike is a great instructor and his support throughout was greatly appreciated.


I would thoroughly recommend him.


Thanks Mike!


George - August 2020


First test after the lockdown = first pass after the lockdown!


Well done george, a great drive!


All round great instructor and I couldn’t of passed without him.
He made lessons very enjoyable and made me feel very comfortable.

Would highly recommend mike!

March 2020 to August 2020


All driving tests postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown!


Keep safe everyone!

Jada - March 2020



I Couldn’t recommend Mike enough, so patient and helpful and wouldn’t have passed without him!



Going to miss lessons with him.


Thank you mike.


Matthew - February 2020

I couldn't have found a better instructor than with Mike.

I work on shifts for my job, but Mike was very accommodating and always managed to get me a lesson weekly. He’s very patient, easy to talk to and makes the learning enjoyable.

He has been fantastic with both me and my sister who also passed with mike and I could not recommend him more.

Charlotte - January 2020

Another first time pass! well done Charlotte!


I just recently passed and could not recommend paragon driving School enough!!



Wouldn’t of done it without them!

Tyler - January 2020


I got extremely lucky finding a perfect driving instructor like Mike.


He gave me the ability and confidence to pass my test and drive around afterwards.

I couldn’t thank him enough and he is a real pro at his job.


Mike made learning to drive fun even when I felt I couldn’t do it and I will miss the lessons with him.

Chloe - Nov 2019


I could not have chosen anyone better than Mike to teach me how to drive!


I have tried other instructors before him and honestly nobody compares.


He was so patient with me and if I didn't understand something he would try another way to teach me. He was also very easy to get along with!


He was chuffed to bits when I passed and he is so honest with you. I was going to spend money on another lesson, when he asked why and said I didn't need it, I was 100% ready for my test and I passed first time!


Thank you so much mike! I am so so grateful.

Charlie - Oct 2019

If it was possible I’d rate Mike 10 stars.


One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, who got me to pass first time - which I never imagined I would.


I’ll definitely be doing motorway lessons with him pretty soon.


Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor.


Thank you Mike!

Luke - Oct 2019



If it was possible to give more than 5 stars I certainly would!!!

Mike ensured I always felt comfortable in his car, always giving great advice and above all else, becoming a great friend too.

I could not recommend this driving school enough.

Laoise - Sept 2019


I cannot recommend Paragon driving school highly enough...Mike surely is a knight!


He has taken me from a dithering wreck behind the wheel to been worthy of a driving licence.


His calm and relaxed approach was second to none and the only downside to me passing my test is i no longer have lessons!


Nobody was more nervous than me behind the wheel but Mike gave me the confidence I needed.

Thank you Mike and thank you paragon driving school ***** all the way!

Faye - Aug 2019


Would highly recommend Mike!

Such a patient and friendly guy, I tried two other instructors and gave up but mike instantly made me feel at ease behind the wheel and got me through my test!

I will miss my weekly catch up. 5*+++++++++.

Matthew - July 2019


If you're looking for driving lessons in the Wakefield area look no further than Mike.

Got me to the standard required in order to pass first time.

I was nervous about learning to drive due to starting later than most. However, Mike was friendly, encouraging and supportive as an instructor.

He never made me feel disheartened or embarrassed if I made an error.

I could not recommend enough.

Rebecca - May 2019


I passed my test just hours ago with the brilliant help of Mike! First time!

To put it lightly, I’m an extremely bad over thinker so I made driving a million times harder for myself and doubted myself.

Mike was very calm and understanding; he was so relaxed, kind and patient with me and got me through it all in a breeze!

He believed in me the whole way through! My only problem is, is that I don’t have him to discuss Game of Thrones theories next week for a whole hour (sometime even two)!

Thank you so much for being the best instructor ever!

I would 100% recommend using Mike and Paragon Driving School.

Lisa - March 2019


Passed my test yesterday with the help of Mike, he is a great driving instructor. For 13 years on and off doing driving lessons but never felt so encouraged, supported and confident in my driving ability as I did when Mike was instructing me.


Mike provides NHS discount which is also greatly appreciated. Would highly recommend to everyone to go with this driving school.


Get booked up it will be a great decision and you will be driving in no time. Thanks again Mike!

Olivia - February 2019



So I passed my driving test yesterday with Mike, and I could not recommend anyone more.

He believes in you no matter what and pushes you to your full potential, while being so kind and supportive!

Such an easy person to get along with which really helps when you're nervous about driving.


5 stars and more, thank you Mike!

Chelsea - February 2019



Passed my driving test first time with Mike!

I couldn’t have done it without him.

I never thought I’d have the confidence to ever drive but he helped me overcome it all.

I would definitely recommend.

Thank you for everything.

Ali - January 2019

I passed my test today with Mike, literally the best driving instructor in Yorkshire!

Such a fantastic instructor but also one of the nicest guys I've ever met.

The one downfall is that I no longer get to have a weekly catch up with him.

Highly recommend without the encouragement and support from mike, I could never have done this.

Thank you Mike, you’re a legend xx

Lydia - January 2019


I passed with Mike this morning and I am over the moon. He always shows belief in you even in your first few lessons.


I would 100% recommend him to anyone as even when you don’t feel confident in your driving, you always know he’s confident in you.


By the end of my lessons me and Mike had developed a good friendship and I wouldn’t have passed my test without him as my instructor.

Alix - January 2019

I passed my test a couple of weeks ago with Mike,

I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor always kept pushing me to keep trying even when I wanted to give up!

I couldn’t have passed without him!!

Highly recommend to anyone!

Calumn - December 2018

Congratulations to Calumn on passing his driving test on his first attempt!

Well done you!

Another first time pass to end the year on!


(Awaiting full review)

Isabelle – November 2018

I passed my test last Monday after having lessons with Mike.

Such a great instructor and helped me to build my confidence with driving.

He made me feel comfortable while driving and always believed in me.

I can’t thank him enough. I wouldn't have been able to do it without him!

Rebecca – October 2018

Excellent instructor with so much patience!

Mike has been brilliant from the start and you couldn't ask for anyone better to teach you to drive. I had no confidence when I started learning and he built it straight up.

I couldn't have done it without him. Thank you so much Mike!

Taylor – September 2018

I started lessons with Mike after my wife passed her test with him and she couldn’t recommend him enough to me!

Mike was very friendly and easy to get on with right from the start! Driving lessons were always done with a smile!

Fantastic instruction always really clear and well laid out and great feedback that was always really useful. Big thanks to Mike for all his help!

Rik - July 2018


"I just passed my driving test first time, I am over the moon and Mike has my complete gratitude. 

He was excellent from the beginning in teaching the basics of how to drive a car, the safety aspects of being on the road and how to control your nerves as well as the vehicle.


All of this he does with encouragement and enthusiasm whilst maintaining a speed of learning suitable to the individual.

However, it is when Mike begins coaching you that you realise how excellent a teacher he is.

He helps to turn the basic knowledge he has shared into something viable as he turns you into a confident, road aware driver.

His patience is infinite and his love of driving is contagious.

I know for a fact I wouldn't have got through my test without having him as my tutor. 
Thanks again, Mike. Your effort will always be remembered and appreciated!"

Kate - June 2018


"No matter what I write here it will never do Mike enough justice. As soon as I met Mike I knew he was the one that was going get me through to getting my licence.

From the word go he made me feel at ease and gave me confidence I never knew I had. By the end of my journey, Mike was not just my driving instructor he was also a valued friend.

I would highly recommend anyone to take this life changing journey with Mike.


I honestly couldn't have wished for a better instructor."

Samantha - May 2018


"A huge huge thank you to Mike!!


He is so easy to get along with and puts you at ease from the very moment you enter the car.


I started off as a very nervous driver but Mike was always patient with me and enabled me to feel confident behind the wheel.

I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!


I will miss my lessons and his great banter (not so much the dad jokes though haha). 5 stars!!"

Ellie - May 2018



"An excellent instructor with a lot of patience!


I would highly recommended Mike to young people wanting to learn to drive.


Had a lot of fun on the way and the experience was enjoyable."



Nathan - April 2018



"A massive thank you to Mike for being such an amazing instructor!


Very patient and encouraging enabling me to pass the driving test first time.


I would highly recommend!!"


Haley - February 2018

So the beast from the east arrived in Wakefield bringing snow on the day of haleys driving test!

First and second test in the morning both cancelled due to the bad weather!

Haleys test time arrives and she goes out despite a heavy snow storm in the middle of the test, guess what she passes, brilliant drive despite the weather, well done Haley!!!!!

Lindsay - February 2018


"Passed my test this morning on my first attempt, with not a little but a lot of help from Mike.


Couldn’t have had the confidence to drive or even do my test if it wasn’t for him.


Couldn’t recommend him more for a learner or even a nervous driver like myself.


Thank you so much Mike!"

Darren - January 2018

First pass in the new car and a perfect result - no minors - a perfect drive - well done Darren!

"I highly recommend mike.

He’s been a brilliant instructor very friendly and patient couldn't ask for any better, got me through my test with zero faults!


Top man."


Craig - November 2017


Mike from the very start believed in me and brought the confidence I never thought I'd have.

He showed me lots of different ways of how to reverse and the tips he tells you work every time effortlessly.

He's so warm and welcoming makes you want to learn more and more.

His learning methods are 100% best in the business.

His character makes you feel like you're driving with a friend and it helps you calm down and relax when driving. His knowledge of the tests makes you able to prepare efficiently.

I'll miss all the chats and fun we had behind the wheel!

Thanks a lot for making driving so easy and thanks for been a great friend.

I hope the driving charity fund for children in need grows and grows!

Amie - November 2017

"I really enjoyed my driving lessons with mike.

He is very patient and I always felt safe behind the wheel.


Passed first time with no minors in only 14 weeks!


I couldn't have wished for a better instructor."



Lucy - October 2017


Mike is absolutely fab!


Would never have thought I’d have been passed as quickly as I did all thanks to him.


He was always patient and made you feel so comfortable behind the wheel.

Enjoyed every lesson I had.


Massive thank you to him for always being such an amazing instructor and getting me through my test.


Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Joanne - September 2017


"A 'MASSIVE' THANK YOU to Mike for all his patience, guidance and support in helping me achieve my goal.

I couldn't have done it without him.

Mike always made me feel relaxed and was always willing to go the extra mile.

 Mike was always cheerful and pleasant.

I am going to miss the banter when I made silly mistakes.

I would definitely recommend Mike to all you new learners!!!"

Katrina - August 2017


"I just want to say a massive thank you to Mike! Especially on the day of my test! I was a nervous wreck and he calmed me down straight away!


I never believed in a 1000 years I would pass my test first time!


But he believed in me!


He really is one in a million! And has the patience of a saint!


I really am going to miss our Saturday morning banter!


Once again Mike thank you so much."


Chloe - August 2017



"Mike is absolutely amazing at his job and made me feel so much calmer for my test before I took it.


Honestly a credit to Paragon Driving School!


I wouldn't have passed without him "



Nichola - August 2017


"Fantastic Mike got me through my driving test today!


Mike is the most amazing instructor, builds your confidence from the word go, I can't thank Mike enough, having faith in my ability and laughing at my daft mistakes.


Thanks Mike for everything, passing my test will give me my freedom and open up new opportunities.


I would highly recommend Mike."




Jack - July 2017


"Mike put me through my test with no problem at all!


Couldn’t recommend him enough very calm and relaxed man!


Thank you mike!"

Joe - June 2017


"Mike is an exceptional instructor!



Both his teaching and his help and the help and support he gives with continuous words of encouragement are second to none.


I don't think I could have got through my driving test without him and I would definitely recommend him to anybody needing lessons.


Thanks again Mike."

Shaun - May 2017


"Great instructor.


I was very nervous to start with and wasn't able to get the hang of driving with another instructor, but switching over to Mike helped a lot.


He's very engaging and calming and it didn't seem to annoy or faze him whenever I made a mistake, which is an A+ trait for a driving instructor to have.


Lessons were always enjoyable and he really helped me get ready for my test.



Emma - May 2017

"I passed my driving test with mike despite being so nervous and lacking confidence in my ability.


Mike always made me feel safe and he was so calm and patient, a real boost when things aren't going the way you want!


I will really miss my lessons with Mike, such a lovely guy and I am so grateful that he got me through my test. 


Mike's lessons are well worth the money. He's a fantastic instructor and someone you can have a chat and a giggle with."

Carmel - April 2017


Congratulations to Carmel on passing her driving test at the Heckmondwike Test Centre


A great drive, Well done you!



(Awaiting full review)

Emma - April 2017


"Mike is a wonderful driving instructor and he got me through my test first time in just 5 months!


His prices are very reasonable and you always get your moneys worth. He's so calm and patient so you have nothing to worry about if you get a little nervous, you're be in safe hands!


I would highly recommend him to anyone and now that I've passed my test, I'm going to miss his lessons"

Charlotte - April 2017



"Mike is a wonderful instructor who makes lessons fun and tests seem less daunting!



Passed me and both my brothers (triplets) first time!



Would definitely recommend him to all!

Maegan - April 2017


"If I could give a higher rating than 5, I would!

Mike is truly one of the best instructor's around, because he is extremely patient, kind, accommodating and has a great sense of humour which always makes the lessons enjoyable.

Thank you Mike for seeing me through and staying sane in the process!

Could not have done it without you!

Will miss my lessons with you but I am so happy that I've passed – First time too!!

Keep in touch!"

Caroline - March 2017




"Mike is a very patient guy makes you feel at ease when behind the wheel he is a very good instructor!


I would recommend mike to anyone who wants to learn to drive”

Darren - March 2017


"Thanks Mike for helping me pass my driving test first time!


Great instructor!


Many thanks, Darren.”

Sam - March 2017

Congratulations to sam on passing his driving test on his first attempt!

A great drive, just like his brother Joseph did a few weeks ago!

Both first time passes!

(Awaiting full review)

Leanne - February 2017

"I never thought I would pass my Driving test but Mike has ensured I got through it with his constant reassurance, encouragement and patience.

I would recommend Mike to anyone.
If he can get a nervous wreck like me through it, anybody can do it!
Thanks again Mike."

Joseph - February 2017


“Absolutely 5 Star, through and through.


First time pass with only 2 minors.


All down to exceptional teaching. Incredibly friendly and charismatic.


I would recommend to anyone!


Thank you very much to Mike and Paragon driving school!"

Nicky - February 2017


"I could never have passed my driving test without Mikes constant kindness, patience and encouragement.

Excellent driving instructor who had turned me from a nervous wreck to a confident proficient driver.

Would highly recommend using Mike to anyone who is wanting to take their driving lessons.

Will miss our weekly drives very much. Thank you Mike Moorhouse for everything. Look forward to doing my Pass Plus with you soon. ????."

Beth - January 2017


"Mike has been great from start to finish, when you're on your lessons it's like chatting with a friend he really puts you at ease.


He is always really accommodating when it comes to fitting in or changing lessons.


Thanks Mike x."

Paige - January 2017


"Mike has been an amazing driving instructor and I have had a great experience driving, I would highly recommend paragon driving school to anyone wishing to take lessons.


When I first started having lessons I was very nervous and Mike made me feel at ease and comfortable, which them progressed to helping me pass my test.


Thank you so much Mike for all you support and help with this great experience x."

Hollie - January 2017


"Mike is an excellent driving instructor.


He's really friendly, easy to get along with and patient.


I would definitely recommend him!"


Also did my Pass Plus with Mike and Paragon Driving School, not only did it save money on my car insurance, but a really great experience, well worth it!


(Please see Pass Plus page for further details and images)

Sarah - December 2016


Mike is an excellent driving instructor!


He is patient and puts you at ease from the moment you get in the car.


I just passed first time with no minors!


Absolutely amazing and would recommend to everyone.

Jordan - November 2016

On the 14th November I passed my driving test first time in pontefract with mike.

He is the most patient person I have ever met. I started learning in February after my second lesson I nearly quit as I was so scared and didn't think driving was for me.

Mike helped me get over the fear of driving. He is second to none, he's the best.

Thank you mike.!!!

Lucy - November 2016

Just passed my driving test with the help of Mike from Paragon driving school. I was really nervous when I started my driving lessons, but Mike made me feel instantly calm and relaxed.

He is an excellent instructor, who encourages you constantly and makes you believe in your driving ability.

I would highly recommended Paragon driving school and Mike.

Amy -October 2016


Mike is a great driving instructor who was always calm and could always explain what I had done wrong and what I needed to do to improve.

I had two driving instructors before I came to Mike and I had a real dislike for driving which Mike helped me overcome.

I feel I made progress with Mike quicker than with my other instructors and he really encouraged me and believed I could do it when I was having doubts.


Mike is a genuinely nice, down to earth man and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

David - October 2016

Mike is a brilliant instructor who makes you comfortable and feel at ease while driving.

He is also very easy to get along with and I would recommend he to any learner driver!


Robert - September 2016

Mike is a great instructor. He puts you at ease and makes driving seem easy.

Thanks for your help in getting me through my test and on the road.

Ben - August 2016

Congratulations to Ben on passing his driving test on his first attempt at the Wakefield driving test centre, a great drive, well done you!

(Awaiting Full Review)

Eleisha - July 2016

Mike is a brilliant driving instructor! So friendly and easy to get along with and makes you feel very at ease and confident when driving.

Thank you for getting me passed even if it did take us a few goes! Would really recommend.

Heidi - June 2016

I have just passed my Pass Plus with Mike and Paragon Driving School, I learnt a lot and it was great catching up with Mike again, I actually missed my lessons with him! The motorway part of this course was especially helpful! I now feel confident to travel on a motorway and I never thought I would say that! Apart from that I also saved over £500.00 of my first years insurance, I can highly recommend this course!

Paul – May 2016

"Brilliant instructor, mike was very patient and understanding.

I had just got rid of what I thought was a bad instructor, and mike proved me right as he was mint and like a breath of fresh air!

I’d recommend him to any learner."

Dan - March 2016

Mike is a fantastic instructor, who is easy to get along with and very friendly.Mike makes the learning enjoyable whilst being very patient with learning drivers. Mike got me to pass first time and I would recommend him to anyone.

Beth H - February 2016

Passed my test today and couldn't have done it without the help of Mike and paragon driving school!

So pleased, thanks mike

Connor - February 2016

Mike is a great driving instructor who is easy to get along with, just a shame he supports Huddersfield Town FC! (Leeds Fan)

Beth E - February 2016

I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone!
He always made me feel comfortable from the very first day and helped me become a very confident driver.
His relaxed and humorous personality meant that he is now a friend as well as a driving instructor and I am so glad I chose to start my lessons with him.
Thanks for everything!

Steph - February 2016

I remember back at the beginning how nervous I was about meeting Mike and having driving lessons for the first time.
The first time I set foot in the car Mike made me feel so comfortable.
He never once shouted at me no matter how badly I was driving, this helped my confidence immensely. I would recommend him to anyone - if you're wanting to learn to drive I would definitely choose Mike!

Thank You for everything, you are seriously the best!

Jessica - January 2016

Mike is a friendly understanding very patient instructor who always turned up on time. He answered all my stupid questions without making me feel stupid. He taught me techniques that I will continue to use throughout my driving life. If you want to not only pass your test but become a safe driver than Mike at paragon driving school is for you!

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