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
Whitney Peck Manual Car Driving Test Pass Banbury

Whitney Peck Manual Car Driving Test Pass Banbury

A massive well done to Whitney Peck who passed her manual car driving test on Wednesday 18th May with only 1 minor! Whitney passed her test in Banbury and has worked really hard towards getting her licence. She is now looking forward to a summer of independence and...

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Evie Mundy Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Evie Mundy Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

A massive congratulations to Evie Mundy who passed her Automatic Car test with no faults - none, zip, nada! Evie came up from London on 11th March 2022, just for her test and managed to keep her nerves at bay! She already has her own car she is looking forward to...

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Uma Maheshwar Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Uma Maheshwar Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Woohoo! Uma Maheshwar passed his automatic car test in Banbury on 7th February 2022 with no driving faults! Uma is extremely happy to have passed, with his examiner even commenting on how nice of a drive he did!   Well done Uma, from your driving instructor...

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Sarah Vaughan Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Sarah Vaughan Automatic Car Test Pass Banbury

Big, huge congratulations to Sarah Vaughan who passed her automatic test in Banbury on her first attempt, on 26th January 2022. Sarah was delighted to pass and will now be spending the weekend shopping for a new smart car, as hers unfortunately broke down before...

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Ben Mtoka Manual Car Test Pass Banbury

Ben Mtoka Manual Car Test Pass Banbury

A massive well done to Ben Mtoka who passed his driving test on his first attempt at the Banbury test centre on 11th January 2022. Ben works as a barber and he was delighted that his test went without any close shaves! Great work Ben!   Well done Ben, from your...

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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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