Driving instructors

10 of Derby’s best driving instructors, according to you

Learning to drive is an essential accomplishment for many adults, but it can also be one of the most stressful.

Even for those who aren’t planning on driving anytime soon, it’s a good idea to get your license as soon as possible while you have the time.

But with so much on the line, choosing which instructor is right for you can be a real challenge.

So for those living in the Derby area, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 driving instructors based solely on online Google reviews left by former learner drivers.

All scores correct as of March 19, 2019.

Morepass driving school

Morepass is the highest rated driving school on Google, with 136 reviews totaling a 5 star rating.

Covering all areas of Derbyshire, from Burton and even all the way to Nottingham, Morepass is dedicated to helping all learners achieve great success.

According to their website, they use realistic simulated driving tests, free personalized training plans, progress recordings, and free lessons for those who recommend them to friends.

“Issah not only teaches how to pass the test, but also how to drive safely,” wrote one reviewer.

“Highly recommend it for driving.”

Morepass also offers a five-day crash course which also received multiple 5-star reviews.

Go2 driving school

Matt from Go2 Driving School has 113 reviews with a combined rating of 4.9 out of 5.

Based on Nottingham Road near the Derby Golf Centre, it offers both hands-on lessons and free online YouTube videos for everyone to refer to later and hone their skills.

“Matt was a fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and encouraging instructor. It was also very helpful to watch the YouTube videos he posted,” writes a father who had booked lessons for his son.

“My son was successful the first time and is now a great driver thanks to Matt!!

“We would definitely recommend!!”

Time2Pass driving school

Based on Oaklands Avenue, just outside the Sunny Hill area of ​​Derby, Time2Pass also holds a 5-star rating from nearly 50 happy reviewers.

One wrote: “Suhel helped me pass my driving test for the first time and I will be forever grateful to him.

“His professionalism and meticulousness in explaining each situation will guide you on the path to success.”



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Accord Driving School

Accord Driving School believes that experiential learning is the best way to go about it.

According to their website, the relaxed and positive instructor will encourage each new driver to be as independent as possible.

“Felix is ​​a great instructor with a passion for driving and knows how to motivate learner drivers to get the most out of them,” read one review out of a total of 31 which gave him an overall rating of 4.7.

Another wrote: “He is a great driving instructor and gave fun and comfortable driving lessons at your own pace for a good price.”

High Performance Driving School

Another driving school rated 4.7 from Google reviews is High Performance Driving School.

Based on Violet Street in the heart of Normanton, the driving school is, according to their website, “the most progressive driving school in the East Midlands”.

“Couldn’t be happier,” wrote one Google reviewer.

“From teaching style to general conversation, she was absolutely amazing.

“In less than a month, I learned so much.”

Wright Start Driving School

For those who live a little further from the center of Derby, WrightStart Driving School in Oakwood has many positive reviews leading to an overall 5 star score.

“I would highly recommend them to learner drivers who want very intuitive lessons. The team is very professional and accommodating!”

Another reviewer wrote on Google: “Andy was a fantastic instructor. Friendly and accessible with clear and easy-to-follow lessons!

“Lessons have been recorded and WrightStart has a great online portal that helps with both theory and practice.”



A good instructor can make lessons easier
A good instructor can make lessons easier

Drive with Jackie

Rated 5 stars on Google by nine reviewers, Jackie is a fully qualified driving instructor who has worked with young and older drivers for 10 years.

Working locally in Derby, Heanor, Ripley and Langley Mill, Jackie has the ‘patience of an angel’ according to one happy driver.

“She will put you at ease, explain anything you are unsure of, and I would highly recommend her driving expertise to anyone,” they said.

Suki’s Automotive School

Suki’s School of Motoring offers a wide variety of driving lessons throughout Derby, including learner driving, advanced driving and taxi training in both manual and automatic vehicles.

With a 5-star rating from eight Google reviews, “Suki is extremely patient and made me feel comfortable from the first moment I sat in the car,” said one reviewer.

Another cheerful customer wrote, “She was damn brilliant! After failing my first driving test after over 30 hours with my old instructor… I had about 5 hours of driving with Suki and passed the first time.

“She really puts you at ease in the car and is extremely patient! I would recommend her to everyone! 10/10.



It can be difficult to know which instructor is right for you
It can be difficult to know which instructor is right for you

Accelerated Driving School

New drivers in a rush to get their license shouldn’t be put off by their name. Crash Course Driving School offers intensive and inexpensive courses with courses specially designed to suit learners of all ages and experience.

“If you want to learn to drive in Derby and want to pass the first time, you won’t go wrong with these guys,” wrote one Google reviewer.

“My instructor helped me think about riding in a new way that kicked out any extra nervousness and instilled confidence in me.”


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Phillip Hattersley Driving Instructor

Serving local communities in Derby and surrounding areas, Phillip Hattersley offers competitive prices with a discount if you prepay for six hours or more.

He offers a calm and friendly learning environment and, according to his website, prides himself on being very patient “as anyone who has learned with me would tell you”.

Renowned Google reviewer Natalia Poltorak wrote, “The best instructor I’ve ever had! Thank you Phil for your time, adapting to my learning style and your patience. Passed a first time! I will miss the lessons and the car.

“Phil is the best driving instructor anyone could ask for.

“Highly recommended, I made it the first time thanks to him,” wrote another.