1st Class Driving School

61 Manor Rd, Paignton, TQ3 2HZ Directions

   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 20:00

Business overview

1st Class Driving School has been providing driving lessons in the South Devon region since 1999, offering 13 years of experience and expertise to help a generation of drivers successfully pass their tests and become competent and safe drivers for life... we hope to make you our next.

With a pass rate of over 86% compared to the national average of 47%, we are confident we can help you meet your driving objectives. Based on your driving experience, we will design a structured course of driving lessons tailored to meet your needs, ability and time frame.

​Our focus is on our promise of Quality, ​Value for money and a better chance of passing first time

See you on the road

Products & Services

defensive driving lessons

driving instructor training

driving theory test training

female driving instructors

intensive driving lessons

mock driving tests

motorway driving lessons

pass plus

refresher driving lessons

nervous driver lessons

under 17 driving lessons

taxi test preparation

senior citizens assessment


Thank you Jerry 😁, my the best instructor I ever had.

The best school and very good instructor name Jerry, so professional, come early never been late to pickup, Very nice to learn with him and him very calm to teach people, a lot of experience more then 15 years. Him have accessory to teach me make more understand. Never see any school had like him. Also this school had record history what your done as well. And never been rude to me, I’m so happy to learn with this school and this school not rip-off me, good new car, good value every minute to learn help me to pass test first time with only few minor fail. A lot of thank to Jerry my supper hero instructor , very want to recommend to everyone want to learn ( I had change instructor about 4 instructor that ‘s why can compare (:
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No one ever shows up

Arranged 4 separate lessons.
Every single time the driver failed to show up.
Each time I called them they gave me some excuse, that either their system did not process the booking or they attempted to call me to say that the driver can not make it, yet no missed calls on my phone.
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Passed with a perfect scorecard! :-) I'm over the moon and couldn't have done it without Jerry. He was my instructor and I'm so glad my mother found him and suggested I should give him a go. He is a qualified teacher and the methods and techniques he used really helped me to understand everything clearly and helped me to relax. I'll never forget his tiny toy cars and I'm sure I'll remember them every time I do a reverse park!
If you are looking for a good driving instructor to give you the best chance of passing I would definitely recommend Jerry. Good luck!
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Excellent Instructor!

Thanks to Jerry for his patience and guidance! Highly recommend him, he is a great driving instructor and thanks to him I passed my test first time and with only 2 minors. So he achieved the impossible and turned me into a great driver!
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