Welcome to LDA – Local Driving Academy in Oxford. We are one of a few elite driving schools in the city. So if you are still thinking about having driving lessons and passing your driving test in the future then you have come to the right place.

We know that finding the right driving school can be confusing at times, especially when going from website to website in search recommendations made by friends, or filtering through search engine results. It can be difficult to know who to trust.

Well you have come to the right place, the search is finally over! We have been operating in Oxford for several years, and have one of the highest first time pass rates in Oxford. You can easily visit our website and browse through hundreds of our satisfied customer reviews, as they have provided both feedback and messages of thanks and gratitude for the outstanding service that we provided them with during the time that they were with us, and they have also gone on to recommend us to friends and family.

If you are wondering how much driving lessons are with us then look no further as we still are considerably cheap compared to the majority of driving schools in Oxford and our level of expertise.

For prices starting as little a £20*  per hour you will be able to have lessons with an experienced and highly qualified LDA instructor that has an impressive set of credentials. However, that is not all because during your first lesson you will be assessed and your driving evaluated in order to track your progress and potentially work out how many driving lessons you will require.

When you finally decide to go with Local Driving Academy you will instantly have a number of driving lesson options to choose from. If you would prefer to drive an automatic car our award winning automatic driving lessons are perfect for those that would prefer not to operate a clutch and change gears. Perhaps you have disability and you are unable to operate the clutch or gears, do not worry we because our experienced automatic driving instructors will be more than happy to accommodate you.

However, we are aware that there are few of you that would prefer to get your license as quickly as possible. We understand that sometimes you are pressed for time, and need to get a license due an  upcoming job that you would like to apply for, among a variety of other reasons. That is why we introduced our well renowned intensive driving course that can easily be fit around your schedule, including weekends, as we operate 7 days a week.

Our intensive driving school really is second to none, which is reflected in our pass rate. You will be able to book up to 6 hours of lesson time each day, so that you can prepare for the test in a much shorter timeframe than usual. What is also great about our intensive course is that when you decide to purchase your lessons in bulk for example 10, 20, upwards and so on, you will also receive incredible discounts, meaning that in the long run, the intensive course will eventually end up costing you less, than if you were to pay as you go.

Female Driving Instructors, Oxford 

Also for your convenience we can also provide you with a highly qualified female driving instructor to have your driving lessons with. If you would prefer to have a female tutor all you need to do is make a request! We understand that some women would be more comfortable driving with a female driving instructor due to their faith or simply because they feel more comfortable being taught by a woman. We probably have the largest qualified team of driving instructors in Oxford so please understand that we can meet your requests and will be more than happy to accommodate you in any way that we can.

How to pass your driving test?

Well that is a million dollar question, and if we had a crystal ball that would help us to predict how well you would do in your test, then we would be millionaires by now!

However the real answer to this question is much simpler than you think. After all, once you start having private driving lessons with one of our professionally qualified instructors, you will be told when you are ready to take the test. Now that you have the right skill set to pass your driving test, all you need to do now would be to prepare.

If you have had private driving lessons with us in the past or you’ve attended our intensive driving school then you don’t have anything to worry about. We already know that you have been trained to a high standard by one of our highly qualified instructors, who probably knows you and your driving pretty well by now.  Our instructors will not allow you to attempt the test if they think that you are not ready.

However, if they think that you have good chance of passing the test and obtain your driving licence, then they will take you for a mock test, that will allow you to practice your manoeuvres, take you to familiar dual carriageways and so on, so that you get a gist of what will be expected from you during the exam, helping you to feel at ease.

You instructor already knows the probable test routes that the examiner might take you through, so they will take time to familiarise you with the route and the area.

But what else can I expect?

During your exam you will be driving under the same conditions, and usually in the same car that you have your driving lessons in, so everything should already be familiar to you, once again with the aim of helping you to remain calm, while concentrating on the roads.

We understand that you might feel nervous before your exam (most people do). Here at the Local Driving Academy also known as LDA, we understand that the day of your test can be very important for you, as it may mean that you can finally apply for a new job that you have been offered, or you no longer have to take public transport with the kids.

That’s is why LDA offers its clients driving lessons at fantastic rates, with highly experienced instructors that will help you go on to achieve your dreams of becoming a full driving license holder.Our highly experienced team of instructors understand the pressure that you are under, and will provide you with positive encouragement throughout your time with us and even before your test.

Your instructor will spend at least 1 hour with you before the test, helping you to fine tune and polishup on all the aspects of your driving, and if there are any manoeuvres that you would like to practice beforehand then you will also be able to run through these.

If you start to have doubts leading up to the exam, then why not have a few crash course driving lessons with your LDA instructor in advance. This should definitely help boost your confidence.

Our professionally trained instructors have a number of LDA standard requirements that they will put you through before they feel that you are ready to take the test. Once you know that they have a level of confidence in you and your ability, then you can relax knowing that the hard part is done. Now it’s just to prove to someone else that you can drive safely and according to the Highway Code.

Although, should you fail don’t worry too much about it, it is not the end of the world. You can always take another test and pass then, so please try not to let your nerves get the better of you.

If you would feel more comfortable with a female driving instructor then that can also be arranged. So why not go online today or give us a call so that you can compare driving lessons in your area, and find out why we are the best.