Learn to Drive in Banbury

We’re the largest independent driving school in Banbury. We have patient, friendly driving instructors providing driving lessons in Banbury and the surrounding villages. It’s our mission to ensure you pass your driving test faster and easier than anywhere else.

We are committed to your success, we’ll support and encourage you and give you everything you need to pass first time and drive independently. All of our driving lessons in Banbury are covered by our unique 9 point smart learning programme

Learn smarter, pass sooner and save money when you learn to drive with us.

Out team of expert, friendly driving instructors provide driving lessons in Banbury, including the OX15, OX16 and OX17 postcodes covering Banbury, Middleton Cheney, Bloxham, Bodicote, Aynho, Adderbury, Cropredy, Twyford, Great Bourton, Chacombe, Horley, Wroxton, Broughton and across North Oxfordshire.

Our mission is CUSTOMER SUCCESS!


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'Learn Smarter' with Our Unique 9 Point Smart Learning Programme

We have built an excellent local reputation by providing outstanding customer service. Our 9 point smart learning programme ensures that your driving lessons always provide the best value for money.

1. Your instructor will always be friendly, patient and professional

2. Each driving lesson will start with a recap of your learning progress

3. A clear objective will be agreed for each lesson

4. The level of help you get from your instructor will be agreed with you for each subject

5. Your progress will be recapped at the end of each lesson

6. Client lead instruction techniques - want to practice something again to make sure you've got it? No problem, it's your lesson, do it as much as you like!

7. Your instructor will be on time for at least 90% of your lessons. If they are running unavoidably late they will contact you to let you know and any lost time will be made up at the next opportunity

8. The driving school car will always be clean and tidy

9. Learn faster with free theory test training and online video learning for your driving lessons

If these standards are not met you will get your money back. Simply phone the office within 24 hours of your lesson, explain what went wrong and I will authorise a refund.

I am so confident that you will love learning to drive with us that I guarantee it - personally.


Neil Ridding

Driving School Owner


Our latest reviews

Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

I would like to thank Gurdev for always making me feel confident in my ability, I’ve worked with other instructors who have made me feel pressured and stressed but with Gurdev I didn’t t feel that way at all. Top instructor, and thank you for helping me to pass ??

Sam Goode, took driving lessons in Banbury and passed his driving test on 8th January 2020

Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

“I would like to say a big thank you to Nearway and especially to Gurdev for the excellent service.
I am still over the moon after passing my test.
Gurdev had a lot of patience during the lessons and believed in me more than I did myself!
Thank you so much!”

Taisa Botelho who passed her driving test after taking driving lessons in Banbury with us!

Rhys Benton Driving Lessons Review

“Last year I passed my B+E trailer test first time with a days training from Nearway and they were amazing. My Son, Rhys turned 17 this year and we got straight on the phone to Nearway, Lucie was chosen to be his instructor and wow what a fun bubbly character and excellent instructor. Rhys enjoyed his lessons with Lucie and soon passed his test, she was extremely flexible as he lives in Essex and was only home certain days.”

Chris Benton, father of Rhys, who passed his driving test in Banbury with us!

Driving Lessons Banbury

Gabriel Zapodeanu Driving Lesson Review

"I would like to say thank you to this brilliant driving instructor Gurdev Bhanot. After I failed my test 3 times in Oxford he show me all mistakes on the road and how much I have to learn. I drive...

Tash Ivins Driving Test Review

“Huge thank you to Gurdev. Excellent driver training, building my confidence to be able to pass first time. Very calm and lessons built on what I needed. Would recommend to anyone!”Tash Ivins,...

Susana Cardosa Driving Lesson Review

"I would like to thank you Lucie for helping me to pass my driving test, Lucie is an amazing instructor, she was always very supportive and friendly always there to answer any questions I had. It...

Caitlin Driving School Banbury Review

“Gurdev is a fabulous instructor and put my daughter at ease straight away. She passed her test first time with no minors after just 24 lessons which included two motorway lessons. She is a safe and...

Natalie Rogers driving schools Banbury review

“Thank you Neil I never thought I would see the day when I passed my driving test. I couldn’t have had a better instructor” Natalie Rogers from banbury who, passed her driving test on 14th April...

Driving Lessons Review Jo Bisco

"I started learning to drive completely from scratch back in October and I have just passed my test. I can't thank Neil Whyman enough for all his advice and support over the past few months which...

Jack Harwood Driving Lessons Banbury Review

Since I started to learn how to drive with Nearway, I have been waiting for the chance to write a review as my entire experience has been nothing short of perfect. I approached Nearway, and several...

Aden Wilson – Banbury Driving Lessons Review

"Literally the best driver instructor you could possibly ask for is Neil Whyman. Turned me from a complete novice into a licensed driver in great time, and I had a great time doing it. He's calm,...

Kate Birkbeck – Driving Lessons Banbury Review

"I took a month or so of lessons with the wonderful Neil Whyman before I passed my test and couldn't recommend him more highly!! Not only did he get me test ready, he was also patient, clear and...

Laura Nash, Passed First Time

“I can’t fault Neil, he was very supportive at all times. Any queries or questions I had were answered straight away. Neil is a fantastic instructor and it was a pleasure to learn with him. A big...

Shelbi Plant Passed With Just 1 Fault!

“I enjoyed all of my lessons and always learned something. My instructor was always supportive and encouraging. Thank you very much, I’m enjoying driving around in my new car safely!” Shelbi Plant...

Chris Dyer, Driving School Review

“I passed my driving test the first time. My instructor was Neil and he was always very clear with his instructions and taught you in a way that you would remember and easily pick up things. Neil is...

Elizabeth Battley, Driving Instructor Review

“I chose you as I was recommended to you by a friend. He thought that you were equally as amazing as I did. My driving instructor was always very supportive and encouraging. You have helped me so...

Nikki Jones, Banbury Driving School Review

“I passed with Sally, who is very patient and made me feel at ease. Also did a mock test with Rob which was helpful and he gave me some good advice. I’ve just had a motorway lesson with Sally and...

Claire Jardine, Driving Lesson Banbury Review

“Thanks to the tuition, help and support from Mick, I am absolutely thrilled to say that I passed my driving test first time today, with only two minors! So so happy and cannot sing Mick’s praises...

Barbara Foster

“I enjoyed my driving lessons in Banbury, my instructor was patient, understanding and made me feel completely at ease. Right from the beginning I knew I was well matched with the instructor. I was...
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Some of our latest driving test passes
Leam Warren Driving Test Pass

Leam Warren Driving Test Pass

Congratulations to Leam Warren who passed his Driving Test Banbury on 3rd November 2021!  Leam was extremely relieved and excited to learn he passed his test after putting in lots of hard work and meditation to help focus him on the day. Passing his driving test...

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Danielle Rouse Auto Driving Test Pass Banbury

Danielle Rouse Auto Driving Test Pass Banbury

Danielle Rouse passed on her automatic driving test in Banbury on 31st August 2021 on her first time! Danielle was always a confident driver and eager to drive and learn. With some helpful advise and practice, she became more and more confident. Well done for all your...

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Jodie Welham Driving Test Pass Banbury

Jodie Welham Driving Test Pass Banbury

A big well done to Jodie Welham who passed her practical test in Banbury, on her first time, on Thursday 22nd of July. Jodie is very pleased as she is looking forward to take her daughters out this summer. Jodie worked really hard towards her pass and she done really...

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Emily Bushrod Car Driving Test Pass Banbury

Emily Bushrod Car Driving Test Pass Banbury

A round of applause for Emily Bushrod who passed her car driving test on 27th July 2021 in Banbury. Emily was a nervous learner to start with, but she's come a long way since then. She's got her own car which she was practicing in, with her mum sitting beside her. On...

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Olivia Palin Driving Test Pass Banbury

Olivia Palin Driving Test Pass Banbury

A huge congratulations to Olivia Palin who passed her driving test in Banbury on 20th July 2021. Olivia passed with joy and excitement to celebrate. She worked very hard and never lost determination and belief in her abilities. We are sure that she will enjoy driving...

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Jennifer Grossi Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Jennifer Grossi Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

A massive congratulations to Jennifer Grossi who passed her automatic car driving test in Banbury on 24th May 2021. After trying and failing at manual driving tests in past years, Jennifer decided to try her hand at an automatic this time around. She was nervous to...

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