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Welcome To DVDS Learners, your local driving school in

Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.

Your Key To Safe Driving.

All about DVDS Driving School

Dedham Vale Driving School was established in 1988.  We offer a full range of driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich and the surrounding villages.  Our driving instructors offer weekly driving lessons in both manual and automatic cars.  We also specialize in intensive driving courses and provide residential driving courses.  In addition, our instructors can offer motorway driving lessons and refresher lessons.

All our driving instructors at DVDS are DBS checked and have many years of experience between them.

During your driving course, your driving instructor will keep you informed of your progress.  They will also conduct at least one mock test to ensure you are ready to take the DVSA driving test.

Some recent reviews.

I had Mandy as my instructor and she was absolutely amazing! Whilst I suffered with anxiety and a fear on on-coming traffic but she soon turned me into a confident 'natural' driver. She has endless patience and is a really nice friendly lady and as a result soon put even the most nervous learner at ease and build up their confidence and driving skills. As a result I passed and recommend her and DVDS highly enough! 5 star driving school, 5 star instructor.

Just passed first time with Simon from DVDS and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend the school (especially my instructor Simon) to anyone who wants to learn, I always felt comfortable because I felt like I was constantly learning different tricks even on the day of my test I was learning. I wouldn't have had my learning experience any other way, if I go back to the beginning and choose again I would definitely choose DVDS.

Really enjoyed learning to drive with Hayley and DVDs. Hayley was very calming and helped me overcome my nerves and we had fun at the same time! Great instructor who’s helped me become a safe and confident driver.

Why choose our driving school?

  • Fully qualified instructors.
  • Highest standard of service.
  • Friendly atmosphere.
  • Franchise and instructor training.
  • Motorway Lessons
  • Block Payment Discounts
  • Trading Standards approved.

book your course 

If you require any further information, or if you would like to
make a booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



01206 323 550

01376 390 975    

01255 408808              

01473 206 413