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Driving School Essex

Whether you are learning to drive for the first time, or you want to refresh your skills behind the wheel, we’re here to help! Here at Nayland Driving School, we provide the best manual and automatic driving lessons Essex has to offer.


Our Driving Lessons in Essex

As the leading driving school in Essex, we are the perfect people to help you learn to drive.

Learning to drive can seem a little daunting at first, but there’s nothing to worry about if you learn with one of our experienced instructors. You will learn in one of our modern, dual-control cars for manual or automatic lessons – the safest possible environment to hone your driving skills. Progressing at pace that suits you, you will quickly gain knowledge and confidence.

We have a number of great instructors working for our Essex driving school, and they carefully plan their lessons so that they cover everything you will need to know for your theory, hazard perception and practical driving test. You can choose between a male or female driving instructor, and we have an excellent first time pass rate thanks to their skill and expertise.

Currently we offer lessons in Clacton, Colchester, and the surrounding areas. Take a look at the location boxes below to find out more about driving lessons in those areas, and if you want to know if we offer driving lessons in Essex near you then please get in touch.

Wesley Oliveira
Wesley Oliveira
My driving instructor was Chester, I was very pleased to have him as he helped me all the way through and gave me the best tips and advices for my driving exam. On top of that he was he had a lot of patience. Honestly I’m really happy for all the support given. Thanks again to the best instructor👏🏾
Kimberely Burrell-Aitken
Kimberely Burrell-Aitken
Having Dave as my driving instructor was such a privilege, he helped and encouraged me through the whole process. He was really supportive and I couldn't imagine having anyone else as my driving instructor. Thank you Dave
My driving instructor was Chester. He was an amazing instructor very kind and understanding. Would definitely recommend him as your driving instructor
Chester is amazing. Super calm and super friendly, also assertive when he need to be. He is a very good teacher. I would definitely recommend having lessons with him.
My instructor was Chester and he made me feel really comfortable while driving, helped me a lot when I made mistakes and prepared me very well for my driving test, which I passed first time.
Elliot Julien
Elliot Julien
My instructor was Dave Lovett, and I can say that he has made my driving experience an absolute pleasure. He’s helped me and supported me through the whole process, even though I made mistakes he picked me back up and was very encouraging. I couldn’t of done it without him. I would highly recommend to anyone who is starting to drive and is eager to pass. Elliot J
Olek Dzieciol
Olek Dzieciol
David Lovett was a fantastic driving instructor he helped me most with the areas I struggled in. He was very friendly and helpful.
Toni Kerr
Toni Kerr
Dave is such a great driving instructor and made me feel at ease behind the wheel since my first lesson. He was encouraging and was always positive, but also made good critiques so I could improve each lesson. He was very calm and always prioritised the importance of safe, relaxed driving. Dave is a brilliant instructor and I would recommend him to anyone. I am very lucky I learnt to drive with him. Thank you Dave!
Meri Anderson
Meri Anderson
Chester has been a great instructor! He's been really helpful with feeling comfortable and confident with driving. I just passed my test last week first time.
Steph Higgs
Steph Higgs
I’ve been having driving lessons with Chester and he has helped me overcome my fears he is teaching is brilliant not passed my test yet but hoping so soon

Welcome to The Leading Driving School in Essex

For over 10 years, we have been helping learner drivers of all ages and skill levels to pass their tests. We started off providing driving lessons in Colchester, so it gives us great pride to help learner drivers find success in the county where it all began for us.

Our hard working instructors are all CRB checked and have years of driving and teaching to draw upon when you’re in the car together. We offer great value for money, and new beginner pupils can also get their first two hours for half the price – which is an amazing offer! Whether you are one of those beginners or want to just brush up on your existing skills, you’ll love learning with us.

As well as our driving lessons for total beginners, we also provide intensive courses, Pass Plus and motorway lessons, so you are sure to find the right kind of driving tuition here. We also offer driving instructor training so if you’re am experienced driver looking for a new career, Nayland Driving School are here to provide you with quality and personalised training!

Our pupils have left great reviews, and this has allowed us to build up a trusted reputation in Essex and beyond.

Why Choose Our Essex Driving School?

Along with a great first time pass rate and competitive prices, you can look forward to the following:

Qualified, experienced CRB checked instructors – our male and female driving instructors have years of experience under their belts, and have been CRB checked for additional peace of mind.

Male and female instructors – we have male and female driving instructors, just contact us to find out who is available near you.

Block booking discounts – save when you book your lessons with us, including with our hugely popular beginner’s offer of the first 2 hours for half the price!

Free online theory and hazard perception app – our free study materials allow our pupils to easily prepare for their theory test.

Door to door service – begin your lessons from home, work, college, or any location that suits you. This gives you a greater deal of flexibility, and our students love the convenience.

No car sharing – all of our driving lessons are one-on-one, so you can learn free of any distractions.

Intensive driving courses ­– whether time is of the essence or you just want to get your test done and dusted, our automatic and manual intensive courses could be perfect for you.

Driving instructor training – if you’re looking for a new career, we also have driving instructor training courses available for just £1699.

The Driving Lessons Essex Learners Love

You can choose from the following kinds of driving tuition:

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Pass Plus

Motorway lessons

Intensive driving courses

Remember, we also provide a number of block booking discounts, along with our already competitive prices for manual and automatic driving lessons in Essex.

Get in Touch

We can’t wait to help you get behind the wheel and pass your test, so if you want to get started, contact us today!


I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke