DRIVING LESSONS RESUME FROM 12th APRIL 2021. Taking Provisional bookings NOW. After a massive uptake last year after lockdown be sure to get your name and deposit down for driving lessons before we are fully booked. With an ‘Official’ 83% 1st Time Pass rate in 2020, let us get you driving this year. Don’t wait and be disappointed. Visit us as www.iowdrivingacademy.co.uk or call the Office on 406865 or mobile 07717497579. ...

Black Ice warning for the morning of Monday 25th Jan. After the recent downpour of rain this evening ( Sun 24th ) and the predicted freezing temperatures overnight, this will be the perfect condition for black ice and frozen roads.
Our advice if you have to drive early in the morning is to get up earlier, give yourself more time to get to destination and really think about changing your normal route if it takes you along treacherous back roads. Take those extra 10-20 minutes even if it takes you on more main roads and slightly out of your way. It’s better to get to your destination than never arrive.
Safe driving is no accident.

FOR SALE - SILVER, GOLD & PLATINUM GIFT PACKS. We may not be able to conduct Driving Lessons at the moment but we know that 17th birthdays are still happening throughout lockdown so why not browse our online shop with secure payment and get your loved one a perfect gift for their birthday or special occasion.

Or you can create your own gift pack from our online car accessory shop and get FREE delivery on orders over £20. Island delivery ONLY

After last lockdown we were inundated with enquiries so secure an early slot with our gift vouchers.



Here at the Academy we concluded the year of disruption and COVID on an 'Official' 83% 1st Time Pass Rate.

We had a total of 41 Driving Tests and 34 of our students passed FIRST Time. What an absolute fantastic result!

The Academy also has 105x 5 STAR reviews from Google, Facebook & YELL. We are so proud of the quality of tuition and professional standards from our instructors. This along with the commitment and hard work from our students has helped us achieve the highest of results on the Island. The National average for first time passes is 45%, this puts the Academy in the top tier of top rate passes throughout the U.K

We just want to say thank you to our students who took our safety precautions for COVID seriously within their lessons. They were respectful and understanding throughout. Our Instructors took the highest level of COVID precautions to protect their students. We also wanted to protect their families and of course themselves.

We wish everyone well and stay safe.

Unfortunately due to the increase in cases throughout the Island and having now been placed in to Tier 4 we have to suspend all driving lessons until we come out of this lockdown. If we are honest, a bit of a surprise as only weeks ago we were Tier 1 and 11 cases per 100,000 and now this.
Be safe and remember to keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones as you never know how they are being affected by isolation. Just a 'Hi' or 'How are you?' can make all the difference to someone's day.

How our customers rate us!
We have a combined 105x 5 STAR REVIEWS from Google, Facebook & YELL.
We are so proud of our students and the fact that they have taken time out to leave a review.
The I.O.W Driving Academy is extremely proud of their Instructors who work tirelessly to get the results students want. We have over an 80% 1st Time Pass rate for 2020 and that is down to the hard work of our students and the professional tuition from their Instructors.
Thank you Paul, Nick & Clive. #isleofwight

1st Time Pass by Ollie 🎉
CONGRATULATIONS to Ollie Williams on passing his driving test today Mon 28th Dec 2020 at his 1st attempt with ONLY 2 driving faults.
Well Done Ollie, great drive, glad you heard me in your head 🙂 enjoy your driving and be safe, Nick.
Instructor - Nick Mount

Just an update for lessons and tests from the 26th Dec 2020.
Lessons are still permitted to continue and driving tests are still going ahead in Tier 3 regions.
The only change is that Examiners are reducing the amount of tests they do per day from 6 to 5 so there will be some changes.
Please keep an eye on your e-mails if you have tests booked.
Here at the I.O.W Driving Academy we wish you all the best Christmas and New Year you can have.

1st Time Pass - CONGRATULATIONS to Luke Sulkeld on passing his driving test today 22nd Dec 2020 at his 1st attempt.
Well Done Luke, this was a long time coming after lockdowns but a very well deserved pass. Great safe driving and best wishes for the future, Paul
Instructor - Paul Cole

Luke’s back with a manoeuvre to complete his test. Good Luck and result soon ...

Luke is heading out on his driving test 22nd Dec 2020. His his first attempt so good luck and see you back hopefully in about 40mins ...

1st Time Pass by Zak. CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 to Zac Gavin on passing his driving test today Sat 19th Dec 2020 at the 1st Attempt.
Well Donw Zac, great drive as always. Enjoy your independence and as always be safe, Nick.
Instructor - Nick Mount

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 to Tom Hart on passing his driving test today, 10th Dec 2020 at his 1st attempt with ONLY 2 driving faults. Well Done Tom, thoroughly deserved and a great safe drive. Best wishes for the future, Paul ...

Tom’s on his way back in. Hopefully another first time pass 🙂 ...

Tom is heading out on his driving test, today 10th Dec 2020. This is his first attempt so good luck from the Academy. ...

What our customers say about us.... 91x 5 Star Reviews from Google, Facebook & YELL.
Booking Lessons from January 2021 so why not visit us at www.iowdrivingacademy.co.uk and buy your loved ones some Gift Vouchers or even one of our fantastic Christmas Gift Packages. Trust the Islands Premier Driving Academy with over a 75% 1st Time Pass rate. #isleofwight #isleofwightlife #drivinglessons #drivinghomeforchristmas

Dylan PASSES 1st Time - CONGRATULATIONS to Dylan Sparks on passing his driving test today, Friday 4th December 2020 at his 1st Attempt.
Well Done Dylan what a fantastic result. 2 days out of lock down and dealing with the new traffic light controlled intersection at St.Marys.
You have worked very hard over the past 2 days to get yourself back up to standard after 4 weeks without driving.
Best wishes, Paul
Instructor - Paul Cole

Dylan’s heading back to the test centre. Bring it home safely 😂 #drivinglessons #wightfibre ...

Dylan is heading out on his driving test 4th Dec 2020. My first test since lockdown 2. Good Luck #wightfibre #drivinglessons ...

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Driving Lessons On The Isle Of Wight.

The Isle  of Wight ( I.O.W ) Driving Academy is a family run premier driving school serving the Isle of Wight with an extremely high first time pass rate. We emphasise professional tuition, therefore giving our students the highest quality of training. 

The training of our driving instructors is what makes our driving academy so successful and ensures we are very well qualified to teach you. Our founder, Paul Cole, has even attained Grade 6 Approved Driving Instructor status (only 6% of UK Instructors ever reach this standard  (it’s classed as an accolade within the Industry ) Paul has also qualified as a Grade A Driving Instructor under the new criteria. We aim to make our students the safest possible drivers for their test and for the future. Our driving lessons are structured and tailored to each individual pupil’s requirements. We want to make your driving lessons enjoyable, fun and relaxed.

With structured training you will be amazed at just how soon you can get your licence.

“OFFICIAL” – 100% 1ST TIME PASS RATE for INTENSIVE DRIVING COURSES for 2019… The Islands leading provider of driving courses for Learner Drivers….  7 out of 10 students pass  their tests 1st Time with the Academy on  regular lessons…


We have already got our PPE and are set to go. We are  using temperature guns to check students before they enter our cars.

We want to reassure everybody that we will make the environment, you & us as safe as possible.

Thank you & we look forward to seeing you all again soon.










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