20+

Years
with Yell

Doxford Driving School

Learning should be fun.

12 Berryfield Close, Sunderland, SR3 2XU Directions

   Now closed Open today 08:00 - 21:00

Why Choose Us?

Fully Qualified
Private Tuition
Discounts Available

Here at Doxford Driving School, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Featured Review

5

Amazing, patient instructor with fab communication

I absolutely loved learning with Doxford Driving School! My instructor Andy Atkinson was absolutely fabulous. Everything was explained so thoroughly and patiently and I learned and improved every single lesson. Andy made learning to drive an amazing experience that I looked forward to and made me feel confident about every step of the process, making sure to always ask if I have any question...s and explaining how I can do better. Andy was always very patient, especially in high pressure situations and I’d do it all again. Highly recommend!!

Excerpt from a review by on 23 Aug 2023

Business overview

Doxford Driving School - Comprehensive driving tuition from highly experienced driving instructors in Sunderland.

Are you looking to learn driving or a thorough refresher course that will help you get back to driving well. Doxford Driving School is the right choice for you. We are well-established and reputable driving school with an excellent track record., particularly when it comes to first-time pass levels. Our pass rate percentage is well ahead of the DVSA's quoted national average. You can rely on us to provide personalised training and ensure that you are confident and thoroughly equipped to drive safely on the road. From individual training to group sessions, we can provide tailored training packages, as per your convenience.

If you want to learn to drive the right way, we are the ones to call.

Products & Services

Advanced driving instructors

Nervous driver lessons

Pass plus

Female Driving Instructors

Refresher driving lessons

DVSA certified

Pick up and drop off

Qualified driving instructors

Night driving training

In town driving

Rural driveways

Affordable lesson prices

Theory test practice

Sat Nav training

Motorway driving lessons

Driving Theory Test Training

Intensive Driving Lessons

Mock Driving Tests

Credentials

Associations

  • Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council

Reviews

Featured review

Amazing, patient instructor with fab communication

5
I absolutely loved learning with Doxford Driving School! My instructor Andy Atkinson was absolutely fabulous. Everything was explained so thoroughly and patiently and I learned and improved every single lesson. Andy made learning to drive an amazing experience that I looked forward to and made me feel confident about every step of the process, making sure to always ask if I have any questions and explaining how I can do better. Andy was always very patient, especially in high pressure situations and I’d do it all again. Highly recommend!!
26 Aug 2023
Congratulations Eden on passing your Driving Test 1st time on a difficult route . It was an absolute pleasure helping you. Thank you so very much for your very kind lovely 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson . It it very much greatly appreciated . We wish you good luck in the future and also for your A levels next year . Keep driving safe , Happy days Eden x🚘👏👏🍀
26 Aug 2023
Congratulations Eden on passing your Driving Test 1st time on a difficult route . It was an absolute pleasure helping you. Thank you so very much for your very kind lovely 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson . It it very much greatly appreciated . We wish you good luck in the future and also for your A levels next year . Keep driving safe , Happy days Eden x🚘👏👏🍀
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Outstanding passed test only 2 minors

5
My daughter took her lessons with Steve Kirtley who made her feel at ease from her first lesson. She passed her test first time with only 2 minors and we put a lot of this down to Steve s teaching and encouragement. He was always positive and patient with her .
He was always happy to update me whenever I asked .
Would highly recommend
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George Hunt

5
George helped me so much with my driving lessons from start to finish, he did not rush me with anything i struggled with and always offered support. He took me through all the test routes and showed me the correct way to do things, he made the lessons so easy by having great conversation.
when it came to doing my test i was nervous before but once i started i felt very confident as i had done all the test routes many times before. I would recommend George to anyone looking for a driving instructor as he is very helpful and reliable.
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Passed with no faults in the top 1.89% in the country thanks to Andy Atkinson.

5
Big thank you Andy as our youngest son passed 1st time with no faults at all.
Would recommend 110%.
Andy taught our oldest son to drive a few years ago and he passed 1st time.
The results say it all, we would holehartedly recommend Andy at Doxford Driving School to teach you to drive safe and competently.
An excellent experience.
21 Feb 2024
Thank you very much Michael for your lovely kind words and 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson for another excellent job . Special praise must go to your son Dan on simply an AMAZING OUTSTANDING Test result a perfect CLEAN SHEET zero faults . You must be so proud of both your sons Dan & Niall both passing 1st time . It was our pleasure helping both your sons . Wishing you and all your family all the very best in the future . Happy days x🚘👏👏
21 Feb 2024
Thank you very much Michael for your lovely kind words and 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson for another excellent job . Special praise must go to your son Dan on simply an AMAZING OUTSTANDING Test result a perfect CLEAN SHEET zero faults . You must be so proud of both your sons Dan & Niall both passing 1st time . It was our pleasure helping both your sons . Wishing you and all your family all the very best in the future . Happy days x🚘👏👏
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Passed with 1 minor

5
I drove with Andy as soon as I turned 17 and passed this week, around 6-7 months of driving, he is an extremely understanding and lovely bloke in general can’t say a bad word about him absolutely class. Would highly recommend to anyone learning or thinking about learning. Top bloke and even better instructor.
16 Feb 2024
Congratulations Lawrence on passing your Test so easily .Thank you very much for your greatly appreciated lovely 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson for another excellent job .We wish you all the very best in the future to you and all your lovely family . Thank you x🚘👏👏
16 Feb 2024
Congratulations Lawrence on passing your Test so easily .Thank you very much for your greatly appreciated lovely 5 star ⭐️ review praising our ADI Instructor Andy Atkinson for another excellent job .We wish you all the very best in the future to you and all your lovely family . Thank you x🚘👏👏
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Testimonials

Recommends Doxford Driving School

Would definitely recommend Andy, he made the lessons enjoyable and eased my nerves a lot. I couldn’t have done it without him!!!

- Source: Georgia

Recommends Doxford Driving School

Would definitely recommend Andy, he made the lessons enjoyable and eased my nerves a lot. I couldn’t have done it without him!!!

- Source: Georgia