Mile End Rd, Coleford GL16 7QD Freephone: 0808 235 55 00 Mobile: 07733 104 062 (Malcolm) / 07733 104 758 (Pauline)

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We are friendly and patient instructors based in Coleford, Gloucestershire and we welcome new drivers and nervous pupils.

Our aim is to get as many pupils through their practical driving tests with as few attempts as possible but at the same time ensuring that they are going to be safe on the roads !

We are :

  • Fully qualified, high grade Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors
  • RoSPA advanced drivers – high grade
  • DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainers
  • Car and Trailer (B+E) Trainers
  • Members of the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving (IMTD), Driving Instructors Association (DIA), Motor Schools Association (MSA) and Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council (ADINJC) and Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Driving Instructors Association
  • Very experienced having taught for over ten years !

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  • New Drivers Get the First Lesson Completely Free!
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Gentle Beginnings

We teach you to handle your vehicle safely and confidently in a wide variety of circumstances, starting in quiet streets and other stress-free environments. Gradually taking on more challenging situations, so that when you take your test you are in the best possible position to “PA55 WEL(L)”

Hazard Perception

Learn how to ‘read the road ahead’, helping to avoid committing traffic offences, such as turning where you are not permitted to do so. Recognising potential problems, such as pedestrians stepping out in front of your vehicle, cyclists in traffic ahead and suchlike.

Careful Driving

We want you to learn to be a safe and considerate driver, aware of other road users and able to plan ahead as you drive. Such as in situations where changing traffic lights and stationary traffic may require areas of road to be kept clear. Situations where box junctions are placed so that surrounding traffic may move freely.

In Heavy Traffic

Gain the confidence required to deal with busy and challenging traffic situations, such as when passing caravans and long vehicles. Sudden sidewinds between tall and long vehicles are just one of many issues that motorists must take into consideration.

At Junctions

We will prepare you for dealing with junctions and roundabouts, especially where drivers of large heavy vehicles may not easily ‘see’ you and require large areas in which to manoeuvre. When you pass your test you will have all the skills you need for today’s congested roads.

Unusual Conditions

Adapting to new circumstances is a part of everyday driving. Learning to be aware of local traffic demands and regulations, where mixed traffic types may combine in challenging situations. We want you to have a lifelong safe driving experience. Developing the skills you’ll need for today’s congested roads.

“I have really enjoyed myself while doing my lessons and Malcolm and Pauline gave me lots of confidence in my driving ability. I can’t thank you both enough for teaching me everything I need to learn so I could pass.”

Kayleigh Boyes Whitecroft


“Pauline was a wonderful instructor – very patient and created a calm environment which made learning to drive very enjoyable. I am very grateful to have had her as my driving instructor and would highly recommend her!”

Hebe Butcher

Newnham on Severn

“Malcolm and Pauline are very patient instructors, Teached me how to drive from zero experience with driving a car, very good explanation of all the thing’s even if English is not my first language. Highly recommendend, many thanks”

Dariusz Dunowski


“Malcolm and Pauline are Great teachers. They are friendly, thorough and supportive in their instructions with good flexibility in locations and picking up and dropping off. They gave me the chance to practice in a range of areas, learning the exam routes, testing round new areas and offering sound advice to help in my improvement as a driver. I have recommended them to friends and would do so again.”

Matthew Gregory


“I found Malcolm and Pauline to be very friendly and professional instructors. They were always incredibly helpful to me and really focused on helping me to pass my test and become a safe driver.”

Jesse Fleet


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  • Extended test preparation
  • Comprehensive driving experience in both city and rural locations
  • Intensive and semi-intensive courses
  • Mock practical test
  • Theory & practical test booking facilities
  • Provision of training materials
  • Assessment sessions

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Pauline and Malcolms Driving School

Serving The Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Gloucester, Monmouth, Chepstow and the surrounding areas

Based in Coleford, Gloucestershire we are a professional, dedicated and experienced husband and wife driving instructor team who are both fully qualified instructors approved by the Driving Standards Agency.

We have both been trained to a high standard by former DSA senior examiners and are committed to maintaining ongoing professional development and training.To this end we can now offer car and trailer training, advanced driver training (RoSPA & IAM) and driver risk assessments.

We will happily teach people of all ages and dispositions, and offer a range of services to suit.

  • Pass Plus
  • Refresher courses
  • Night time driving
  • Motorway tuition
  • Advanced test preparation (RoSPA & IAM) using Roadcraft methods
  • Car & trailer test preparation (B & E)
  • Caravan towing refresher courses

Towing Training

We offer training in towing methods for the individual  (horse boxes, caravans & boat trailers), the agricultural industry, utility companies or any other organisations for which trailer towing may be required (Read More).

Personal and friendly coaching for all ages and levels of experience

We cover the following postal areas : GL1, GL2, GL3, GL4, GL14, GL15, GL16, GL17, GL18,GL19, HR9, NP16 & NP25.

Please feel free to ask us any questions regarding driving tuition, we are always happy to help you!

You can call us anytime on:

0808 235 55 00

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