Learning to drive is not just about passing the test, that is just the beginning. We aim to make your lessons as enjoyable and as fun as they can be whist teaching you the skills that will make you a safe driver for life. We will teach you according to the DVSA syllabus covering all you need to know to be a confident and safe driver for life.

We believe in providing the highest quality of service with no gimmicks or unrealistic promises. Every lesson will have an objective, we will always be aiming to improve your skills and our regular recaps will be used to check your level of understanding and skills. We may not be the cheapest, but we aim to be the best, providing excellent value for money, we so so confident we even back this up with our money back guarantee.

Serviced Areas

  • Canterbury, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Deal & Dover areas

Contact Details

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  City Canterbury
  Postcode CT1 1XZ
  Address 35 Chaucer Close
  Phone Number 0333 772 9629

Products & Services

Driving Lessons

Over the last 15 years we have built a solid reputation for excellent customer service in conjunction with delivering results. We currently provide manual driving lessons to local pupils living in Canterbury, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Dover & Deal every week.

Our driving lessons are fully structured with a firm aim and objective of what is to be achieved during the lesson. Once we have established the learning goals for the session with the student and checked they have a good theory knowledge for that topic, we then set a plan to achieve maximum learning during the driving lesson.

Our driving instructors are highly skilled in coaching during lessons. They will give full, easy to understand assistance when required or simply use prompts to help guide to a successful outcome. The instructors aim is to transfer responsibility to the student to enable totally independent driving.

Using this system makes passing the driving test far more of a formality, as students will already have mastered independent driving before the big day resulting in far less driving test day nerves and giving the student much more confidence and as a result.

We don’t believe in gimmicks or unrealistic promises just high quality lessons and customer service.

  • I would recommend this business

Passed my test first time with Karen as my instructor. Really can't thank her enough for her patience and kindness when I was anxious or having a wobble. I would recommend John Harvey driving School and especially Karen to anyone looking to learn.

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  • I would recommend this business

I had John as my instructor, and passed my practical test first time. John is an excellent instructor- very clear, calm and professional. He taught me lots of useful techniques for manoeuvres, gave helpful tips on how to improve my driving and made sure I was familiar with the test routes the examiners use so I felt very well prepared for the test. He also focused on making sure that I was a safe and competent driver overall. I would highly recommend John and this driving school!

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  • I would recommend this business

Changed instructors after failing my first test, and it made such a difference! Matt was a great instructor, and really focussed on helping me understand the roads better and how to be a safer driver rather than just getting me to jump through hoops to pass the test. He focussed on helping me drive slower and more controlled, I’m so much more confident now.

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My son is currently having lessons with Matt and is doing really well, Matt is brilliant at explaining and teaching, would definitely recommend.

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Highly recommended. Matt is a great instructor- funny and friendly and made it very easy to stay calm and become a decent driver. Will be picking my lessons up again soon

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  • I would recommend this business

Highly recommend John Harvey Driving School. John taught me to drive over a year ago and is currently teaching my sister. He was very supportive and accommodating of my many medical problems! Thank you so much

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Passed first time and John needs a medal!!! Big thank you to him. You’ve been amazing definitely recommend! Best driving instructor by far!!

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John is a fantastic, reliable and great priced driving instructor!! Thanks for getting me passed first time 👍 I would highly recommend to anyone

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My daughter passed her driving test today. Big thanks to Matt for his patience and making learning a good experience for her.

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Customer Testimonials

Karen was an excellent driver. She took her time with me and was patient when I made mistakes. I wouldn’t have been able to pass first time without her help.
The company was excellent and a great value for money, especially with the excellent instructors that they provide. Thank you John Harvey and especially Karen for being an amazing driving school and instructor


Excellent service, John was very calm and professional at all times and really knew what he was talking about. The lessons were fun and exciting and I passed first time. Will definitely be recommending you to my friends. Thanks!

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