• Tom from Whaley Bridge: " Passed first attempt. Ian's training follows a set constructive which proved very beneficial for me, and I could understand where I was with my training at all times"
  • Ian Brown, with the learning vehicle
  • "Thank you for teaching me all about driving and giving me such confidence behind the wheel" - Elliot Rigby.
  • Gavin - passed first time!
  • Another first time passer for 2012
  • Ben from Macclesfield: " Passed at first attempt - with no minor errors, clean sheet, fantastic. Thanks Ian!
  • Callum
  • Mari from Leek: " Passed first time with Ian - having failed on two occasions with another instructor. Ian set me at ease, and gave me new instruction techniques which allowed me to get my licence."
  • David
  • Will (Chapel on Le Frith): "Was with a previous instructor for a number of months - I made very little progress but under Ian's instruction I gained confidence and the ability to understand the road, and awareness skills - this gave me a pass first attempt, with only 3 minor errors."
  • Hannah
  • Charlotte from Whaley Bridge: "I was very nervous about driving - Ian made me feel at ease, and gave me good skils. Now I have my licence, I passed at first attempt with only 2 minor errors."
  • Jason
  • Toni
  • "Dear Ian, thanks so much for getting Ronan through his test, he is delighted (as we are) to pass and it has boosted his confidence, great news!."
  • Katie
  • "Ian is a skilled, knowledgeable and infinely patient teacher who took a long time to develop confidence and skills I needed to pass on the first try. Thanks Ian" Lady Mccoy Ground (in picture)
  • Ronan
  • Zoe
  • Tim
  • George - passing first time
  • Jordan - passing third time
  • Lidia - passing third time
  • Lyam - passing first time
  • Niles - passing second time with no mistakes
  • Niles - showing off is big zero mistakes#
  • Elliot - second time pass with three minors
  • Alex - passed first time!
  • Another first time passer for 2013
  • "my learner driving experience with Ian was delivered in a professional manner, friendly and effective manner. ian was extremely knowledgeable and utilised my previous road experience as a motorcyclist to great effect. On the day of the test I felt very prepared and confident, and attended 0 minors passing on my first attempt. I would recommend Ian as a driving instructor and have done so to my friends. a million thanks to you". -Joe Cossey
  • "Thanks a million just want to say a huge thank you for the lessons and the time and support you gave whilst fantastic new skill. Be brave and keep going to the gym. All the best - Jessica"
  • Dave - Another first time pass for 2013
  • James - Another first time pass for 2013
  • Joe - Another first time pass for 2013 with no minors!
  • Liam - Another first time pass for 2013
  • Shiree - Another frist time pass for 2013 - Shiree
  • Clare - Another frist time pass for 2013 with only 3 minors
  • Harrison - passed on second attempt with only 3 minors- great news!
  • David - passing first time!
  • Jessica - Another first time passer!

Abacus Driving School is an independent driving school based in the High Peak providing driving lessons in:

Buxton, Chapel on le Frith, Whaley Bridge, Dove holes, Hayfield, Chinley, Longnor, Monyash, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Ashford in the water, Tideswell, Bamford,New Mills, Leek, Hope Valley, Ashbourne, and Macclesfield.

Abacus is operated by myself Ian Brown, ADI high grade qualified, with 5 years experience with RAC ACU motorcycle instructor using the highly respected Police Roadcraft System of driving, and I have a high successful pass rate at first time.

For me learning to drive is not just about passing the test, it is also about creating a safe driver. Sadly the national average shows that 1 in 5 who pass their test have an accident in the first year. I wish to teach you to drive as a life skill - something you use on a daily basis, and could also save your life. You will learn defensive driving skills, and develop your anticipation and hazard peception skills - all of which will help you reduce the risk of having an accident and increase the pleasure of driving.

I am also a registered pass plus instructor, I am very patient and have a friendly nature putting learners at ease. I also teach refresher driving and motorway lessons. I use a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2L with ABS, airbags safety belts pre-tension and adjustment to suit your height. The car also has air conditiong to keep you cool in the summer, and warm in the colder months. The car is also equipped with Dual Controls.