Your Key to Safe Driving in Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.
Dedham Vale Driving School was established in 1988 and has been approved by Essex Trading Standards since 2009. Our driving school offers 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 Colchester and Clacton. In addition, our instructors can offer motorway driving lessons, the Pass Plus course, and refresher driving lessons.
Our driving school has also been rated in the top three driving schools in Colchester since 2016! We are also approved by Essex Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme.
Weekly Driving Lessons
Weekly driving lessons are a great way of learning to drive. Our driving instructors offer hourly driving lessons, one and a half or two hour blocks.
Alternatively, you may wish to increase the number of driving lessons per week. You will receive high quality driving instruction on a one to one basis.
Driving Lesson Prices
At DVDS our driving lesson prices are very competitive. We offer the option to pay for your driving lessons on a weekly basis. If you would rather pay for a block booking of 10 hours or more this can be done at a discounted rate.
Meet The Team
At DVDS you can take a look at the driving instructors, take a look at their cars and also read a little about them before your first lesson. All the driving instructors are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors.
Automatic Driving Lessons
When you decide to have automatic driving lessons it’s important to choose the right driving school. At Dedham Vale Driving School we have Garry and Kieran who are both experienced driving instructors and have taught people to drive in automatic cars for many years.
Intensive Driving Courses
An intensive driving course in Colchester or Clacton is ideal for someone who wants to obtain a full driving licence in a short amount of time. It involves you driving daily with the same driving instructor.
The Best Experience Ever
I was recommended to go with Rick by a friend who said he was a brilliant driving instructor – and I couldn’t agree more! Right from my first lesson, he was very calm (which was always very reassuring). He was especially helpful when it came to making sure I was comfortable while still making sure I was making good progress! With Rick’s help, I passed first time and couldn’t be happier! If anybody is considering learning to drive, then I would highly recommend Rick! Thank you again!
I recently passed my practical driving test thanks to Philip at DVDS! I definitely recommend Philip and DVDS, as I received a professional but personal service and even though my driving was interrupted by going to university and lockdowns, driving lessons were always a relaxed and stress-free environment to learn. Philip was always patient and made me feel comfortable driving. 100% recommend!
I would highly recommend Keiran and DVDS as a driving school for anyone looking to learn! Keiran always made lessons enjoyable and helped me conquer my nerves, making me feel confident on the road. Couldn’t be happier with my first time pass today with only 3 driving faults!
I am so happy with DVDS. Mandy my instructor was amazing. I cannot be happier, she communicated with me amazingly. Was very calm, patient and understanding with me through out all my lesson. Wouldn’t have been able to pass first time without her! 10/10 would recommend