Mel's Driving School is all about you learning the necessary skills to stay safe on today's roads and demonstrating them. It is not about passing a test, although obviously you will have to do this if you want to drive by yourself. Learning to drive can be a different experience for different people - if you are very nervous (perfectly normal!), then we will progress at a pace you feel happy with. You will not be forced to do something you are uncomfortable with. If you are lucky enough to be "a natural" driver then we will make progress quickly. The DSA recommend at least 40 hours professional tuition and 22 hours of practise with family member or a friend - this is an average and how long it takes you to learn will depend on how quickly you can pick up the necessary skills.

You will have one-to-one tuition;- all lessons are at least one full hour and dedicated to you and you alone. You will receive coloured handouts to help you learn in between lessons and help will be given with the Theory and Hazard Perception test as necessary. Lessons are by a female Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) with several years experience.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Driving Instructors Association (DIA)
  • DSA Approved Driving Instructor

Serviced Areas

  • Oxfordshire

Contact Details

  Website
  City Abingdon
  Postcode OX3 0AW
  Address 79 coniston avenue
  Phone Number 078 6674 9952
  Mobile 07507780438

Products & Services

Pass Plus

Complete the Pass Plus course and not only will you gain valuable experience and mototrway training but insurance discounts too.

  • I would recommend this business

I was a very nervous learner but am now an independent driver with growing confidence thanks to Mel.

She was the perfect driving instructor for me - calm, assuring, practical. During lessons she was always helping me figure out why I was struggling with different aspects and would give me advice, ways of thinking and tips that really helped me figure it out.

Although passing my driving test (first time, woohoo) is a certificate to say I can drive on my own I actually don’t think it covers enough but Mel’s teaching does and that is actually why I feel confident enough to drive on my own.

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  • I would recommend this business

Mel is simply a star and i can't recommend her enough. I genuinely believe that i wouldn't have got my license without her. I always struggled with bad nerves and experienced difficulties with various instructors beforehand, whom just weren't patient enough or understanding to my needs.

I always tell people 'Mel is simply the best'. Thank you Mel.

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  • I would recommend this business

I wouldn't have ever passed without Mel! Your patience with me was amazing! I would recommend learning to drive with Mel to anyone!

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Customer Testimonials

Mel is an amazing driving instructor to have, I was very hesitant about driving at first as I didn't have very much confidence. My first driving instructor seemed to knock my confidence about driving and constantly challenged me which I didn't find useful, so I am so glad that I changed my instructor to Mel. I don't think I would have passed my test with anyone else. She helped me so much by knowing my limitations and pushing me to do better each lesson which worked really well. I really enjoyed all of my lessons with her, I had a lot of fun with Mel and I was actually sad that I passed my test because I knew that I didn't need anymore lessons!The lessons themselves were great as we always went on different routes to test my ability with different things. She always asked me if there was anything that I felt I wanted to practice or anywhere I wanted us to go to which was great as it helped me identify what I felt I needed to improve. If you're looking for a reliable, considerate and fun instructor then definitely go to Mel!


Really lovely overall experience, Mel was kind and patient and a pleasure to be taught by, I would recommend her driving school to anyone and everyone!


Mel is a great instructor; she was patient, supportive, and understanding in helping me to pass my theory and practical driving tests, as well as helping me to feel confident and capable at driving. Thanks again Mel, you've been a great help!

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Mel's Driving School (07866 749952)

Mel's Driving School is all about you learning the necessary skills to stay safe on today's roads and demonstrating them. It is not about passing a test, although obviously you will have to do this if you want to drive by yourself. Learning to drive can be a different experience for different people - if you are very nervous (perfectly normal!), then we will progress at a pace you feel happy with. You will not be forced to do something you are uncomfortable with. If you are lucky enough to be "a natural" driver then we will make progress quickly.