Around the Bend Driving School

Fabulous High Pass Rates

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As an enthusiastic and highly dedicated company that strives for the best success rates, we continue to provide an unrivalled range of driving lessons and crash courses which deliver superb results.  In recent months, our first time pass rate has reached a remarkable 81%.  A figure that we are exceptionally proud of as the DSA first time pass rate is just 47%. 


We feel that this is an incredible achievement that truly shows what can be accomplished with a positive approach to teaching! 


FREE Theory Training for all of our learners

FREE online Theory Training

We are now in the position where we are delighted to offer FREE online Theory Test Training which is available for all of our learners at no additional cost!  This service is provided in partnership with Theory Test Pro and is designed to improve your chances of passing the theory side of your driving test the first time around.

This is an online tutoring service is available for everyone.  However, if you are not one of our students then there is a small charge of £4.99, which still represents excellent value for money as this could save you the cost of having to re-sit the theory exam should you fail without it.


Pass in a week from £155

Intensive Driving Courses

Here at Around the Bend, we appreciate that not everybody has as much free time on their hands as they would like and that there’s a considerable number of learner drivers who want to pass their test as quickly as possible.

With this in mind, we have introduced a new range of highly intensified driving lessons that are designed to help you pass your test the first time round with the minimum number of hours. 


The instructors at our Local Driving School are able to provide tailored training packages that vary in length from 5 to 45 hours, which means that the individual learner who is competent and experienced can complete their training in a matter of days, depending on their personal needs and level of commitment.   See our full intensive driving course list & prices here

Become a Driving Instructor

If you would like to train to become a driving instructor then we offer a full range of Driving Instructor Training courses which are carried out at our local Driving Instructor School. As one of the UK’s leading Driving Instructor Colleges, we are able to help you to achieve your new career goals quickly and efficiently with flying colours. Once you have completed your Driving Instructor Training course with Around the Bend, you will be offered the chance of working alongside our growing team of dedicated professionals through one of our fully supported Driving Instructor Franchise opportunities. This is the easiest way of ensuring that you will always have a busy schedule ahead of you as we will literally guarantee you that your services will always be highly in demand once you have chosen to come on board with us.



Areas covered:

Around the Bend Driving School provides quality, affordable driving lessons in the North East of England. Our highly experienced driving intructors operate in

CoventryEdinburgh, MiddlesbroughStocktonYarmHartlepoolRedcar & East Cleveland, BillinghamNewton AycliffeDarlington, Bishop Auckland, NorthallertonRichmondBedale, Manchester, Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Glasgow, HarrogateYork and surrounding areas.

If you are looking for a reliable driving school, and cheap driving lessons, Around the Bend Driving School should be your number one choice.

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