Driving Lessons Oswestry

We have been offering driving lessons in Oswestry for many years now and pride ourselves on the excellent pass rates of our pupils from the Maesbury Road Test centre.

Driving Lessons in Oswestry

Our driving instructor's Nigel Richards and Ben Taylor knows the Oswestry area well. Ben was one of the first instructors to be trained by Nigel Richards Driving School Instructor Training programme to implement our system that has been perfected over the past 20+ years. We have never stopped improving the system yet still retain the time served principle of good value.

We have incorporated the latest “Coaching” techniques suggested by the DVSA into our instruction syllabus to ensure each lesson is totally client centred.

With our vast experience we are the first choice for driving lessons in Oswestry to get you off the public transport, out of the cold bus stops and give you the independence you deserve!

All our instructors are CRB inspected and trained to the a high standard so you know you in safe hands and have our 25 years of experience to guide you to the test pass.

If you already have some driving experience then we can often start with an assessment on one of the country roads before edging you into the busier areas if needed. The faster A5 road very often offers some overtaking opportunities especially in the Summer months with the slower moving agricultural vehicles being more present in this popular farming area.

Oswestry Learners

Learning to drive in Oswestry is in general a pleasant experience due to the small test route areas covered and the moderate traffic levels. There are some nice easy Industrial areas such as the Maesbury Road and Mile Oak Industrial Estate areas for you to learn the basic controls. Moving up to the nursery routes around Morda, College Road areas is an easy step from the industrial areas.

As your confidence grows you will be moved up to the busier A5 roundabouts and out to the villages in the area. These can be as far out as Gobowen and Whittington, taking in the sweeping country roads to get there and back where a good demonstration of speed and control should be displayed.

The reversing exercises of reverse and forward bay parking can be carried out on the driving test centre but you may also be asked to perform them in a public or supermarket car park such as Morrisons or Sainsburys near Leg Street. Please note that especial care must be taken when performing parking exercises in public car parks. Slow vehicle control in needed with extra observations are needed due to other vehicles entering and leaving the car parks.

We also give driving lessons in Ellesmere, Shropshire and take most of those learners to Oswestry for the test.

Hourly Lessons or Intensive Courses

We are happy to take you on hourly lessons or if you would prefer to speed up the process then we are happy to construct a more intensive plan.

This will depend on various factors such as, your previous driving, if you have passed theory test and your availability. But our vast experience will enable us to plan your learning to exactly match your ability and driving goals.

As an example, If no experience we would recommend starting with a block of lessons leading up to the theory test pass then planning weekly or most intense lesson up to the desired or available practical test slot.

If you have some experience we could assess what standard your at, your desired test pass date and structure an intense or semi intense course to fit your schedule. All our lessons use client based tuition which are structured to your needs.

Oswestry Driving Test Centre

The driving test centre in Oswestry is located on the Maesbury Road Industrial area. The address is Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Maesbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8GA.

It is accessed through the entrance to Oswestry Waste Paper company and it tucked away in the corner to the right. Due to the large number of heavy goods vehicles using the entrance extreme caution should be taken when entering and leaving the test centre. Please be aware that the space within the test centre yard for the reverse parking is quite limited and needs very slow car control. We also get asked many times on the pretest lesson if there is a toilet in the test centre and we can confirm there is one there!! Although in the old Oswestry Driving Test Centre there wasn't one!!

The driving tests usually consist of around 45 minutes driving and take in all the different types of roads this rural test centre offers. There is a good mix of inner town roads and more open country roads, but there is no dual carriageway.


Our driving Instructor's in Oswestry are Nigel Richards and Ben Taylor. Ben lives near Overton with his wife and young daughter. His lessons covers the Oswestry and Wrexham areas.

His patience is always complimented on by his students and they all adore his new Citroen. He is fully conversant in the latest coaching methods to give the best possible results on each driving lesson.

Driving Lessons Oswestry are best taken with Nigel Richards Driving School

"I found Nigel Richards Driving School good value for money. My instructor Ben Taylor was friendly and approachable. He was also flexible with lesson booking times to fit in with my schedule. And best of all I passed 1st time!!"Driving Lessons Oswestry

I heard a lot of good comments about the driving school and got the number off a friend. I enjoyed learning a lot of new things about driving and getting along with my driving instructor. I would recommend Nigel Richards Driving School because they try their hardest to get you to pass and wouldn't let you take the test if you were not ready.

Ellie WilliamsDriving Lessons Oswestry

Learning to drive with Nigel Richards Driving School was very good as my instructor Ben used a variety of methods when I didnt understand" "I chose them based on the Good Reputation around Wrexham and I would recommend as I found them very patient and a good knowledge of driving when I made mistakes Ben knew the reason and how to help me learn. If I was uncomfortable on certain areas we would go over until i felt comfortable" "I Always enjoyed having a weekly lesson, Thanks.

If there's one thing that I could best describe my driving instructor Ben Taylor and that would be PATIENT. He was very calm as he worked on all things that I needed to improve on. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. I'm so glad that my friend recommended me this school. I couldn't forget this funny experience. I was unware that my instructor was already at school, and I was at home thinking that there was no class! "I'm so glad I passed the driving test!

Driving Lessons Oswestry

Driving Lessons Oswestry

Rated 5 based on a total of 147 reviews

  • 25 years experience

  • Every lesson is monitored and recorded

  • All instructors trained to our high standard

  • Fantastic local reputation

  • Choice of cars, male or female instructors

  • 100s of positive Customer Reviews

  • Free online Theory Test training

  • Easy online payment system

  • Oswestry and Wrexham specialists

  • Lessons in Welsh or English