Driving Lessons in Ipswich

Why choose us for your driving lessons in Ipswich

When you decide to have driving lessons in Ipswich it’s important to choose the right driving school. At Dedham Vale Driving School we have John and Caroline who are experienced driving instructors who have taught people to drive in Ipswich for many years. They are both DBS checked and are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors. (DSA ADI).

Driving Lessons In Ipswich

Weekly driving lessons are a great way of learning to drive. Caroline and John both 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.

During your driving lessons in Ipswich your instructor will perform at least one mock test. This will make sure you are fully prepared and therefore give you the best chance of passing your driving test 1st time.

Areas we cover in Suffolk

Caroline and John cover a wide area of Suffolk. They pick up and drop off students from Suffolk One, The Royal Hospital School, The Ipswich High School and Ipswich University.

They both cover North Essex too including the Dedham, Manningtree areas and of course Colchester.

  • Belstead
  • Boxford
  • Bentley
  • Brantham
  • Copford
  • Hadleigh
  • Holbrook
  • Nayland
  • Pinewood
  • Polstead
  • Stoke by Nayland
  • Stutton
  • Woolverstone

Meet the driving instructors in Ipswich


Ford Fiesta

Driving lessons in Ipswich.

“When I was made redundant from my previous job, I contacted DVDS and considered becoming a Driving Instructor. From that day in 2005 I have trained, qualified and worked with DVDS! As an instructor I cover a large area including Ipswich and Colchester and everything in between. I really enjoy helping people become good, safe and happy drivers.”


Hyundai I20

I can testify to the quality of DVDS expertise! I started training with DVDS to be an instructor in late 2015 and since joining the instructor team in 2016 I have enjoyed training new drivers to test pass success! Previously I have worked in schools and trained in person-centered counselling, so I am really pleased to have found a career I love which allows all my previous skills and qualities to come together. Learners can feel assured that I am easy to get along with and happy in my work! Let’s get on the road!

The Best Experience Ever


Would highley recommend them. Especially caroline. She really helped me throughout the driving experience. She was amazing! After failing twice she built my confidence back up to become the confident driver she knew I was.
Definitely someone to go with to learn to drive.


I had the pleasure of learning to drive with both John and Caroline and both were absolutely amazing teachers. I always felt calm, comfortable and supported throughout all of my lessons and would recommend either of these instructors to any new drivers!! They will not disappoint, both such lovely people with your best interests at heart


Always looked forward to and enjoyed my driving lessons with Caroline a very welcoming, friendly and chatty instructor who was always reassuring, enthusiastic and an all round great teacher. would highly recommend DVDS and my fab instructor after my excellent experience which has now made me a confident driver.


I highly recommend June as a driving instructor. After 3 months of driving I passed my test first time with only 2 minors.
June is dedicated, passionate and really helped me overcome my anxieties around driving. A lovely lady and very down to earth. Thanks again June ??