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Phone: 01628 630366 or Mobile: 0796 8704774


Driving Lessons, driving instruction, driving tuition and coaching from a driving school serving Maidenhead, Slough and surrounding areas in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, with me Colin Smith ADI Grade 5 Instructor and high grade B Coach

As a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor grade 5 (awarded to the top 35% of Instructors Nationwide) and now high grade B coach, rest assured you will be receiving patient high quality driving tuition and driving instruction. Nervous novice beginners to experienced Potential Driving Instructors (PDI). Pupils of ALL learning abilities welcome for driving lessons at my Driving School. I do specialise(approx 50%) in pupils with neurological disorders such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, Aspergers syndrome, M.S. etc. Pupils with a hearing or visual impairment such as one eye are(subject to optician report) also welcome, as are pupils with Seizure or Epilepsy history (subject to doctors report)

Maidenhead, Berks and Bucks most successful Driving School and Driving Instructor.... 65% of pupils pass on their 1st test attempt with us, with an overall current driving test pass rate of 72%. Statistical proof of pass rates available on request 

Based in Maidenhead since 2005 Smiths Driving Academy delivers quality Driving Lessons in Maidenhead, Marlow, High Wycombe, Cookham, Wooburn Green, Bourne End, Cox Green, Windsor, Ascot, Eton, Holyport, Slough, Langley, Burnham, Taplow, Dedworth and the Surrounding Areas.

  • ALL lessons now in a manual Mercedes A class A200 petrol car
  • Theory Test help and tips, including English comprehension
  • PASS Plus driving experience
  • Taxi driving courses for DVSA extended tests for local authorities
  • Refresher/Safety Assessments and Motorway driving lessons
  • Familiarisation Training for driving on the left in this country
  • Winter/Snow/Ice Driving Lesson courses (weather permitting)
  • Automatic lessons ONLY available in pupils own car 
  • Semi Intensive driving instruction
  • Short notice driving tests accommodated (subject to a successful evaluation driving lesson)
  • Driving Instructor courses (pay as you learn) ADI part 1 advanced theory, part 2 advanced driving, part 3 pupil instruction (Usually in connection with Tony Byiast Academy )
  • Potential Driving Instructor (PDI) Pink Licence sponsorship
  • DIA Corporate and Fleet driver assessment reports (pre and post driver improvement lessons)
  • DIA £10 million Public Liability and £5 million Professional Indemnity (PL/PI) Insurance cover for all driving lessons
  • Disqualified and banned drivers considered for normal or extended retests

Instructor accreditation: 

Fully qualified DVSA ADI (car) 2006: 2010 DSA Grade 5 awarded: 2010 DIA Diamond Accredited Taxi Trainer (DATT): Driving Instructor Association (DIA) member: Slough and District Driving Instructor Association committee member (SDDIA): DVSA PASS Plus registration: 2011 Berkshire Autistic Society course in teaching pupils with neurological conditions: 2012 Performance Induction course passed at Mercedes Benz Driving Academy and worked as a Performance Driving Coach based at Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands: 2015 DIA Teaching pupils with diverse needs course: 2016 DVSA High grade B Coaching Standards check: 2016 DIA Neurodiversity Training course: 2019 Wessex DriveAbility, Driving and Cognitive assessment training day

With a variety of driving products and driving services on offer, we're sure you'll be happy learning to drive with Smiths Driving Academy, Maidenhead. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions about driving lessons or instruction in Maidenhead and Slough, please feel free to contact

Thanks for visiting our website. I hope you'll soon be on your way to learning a new life skill

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