About Portland Driving School

Short History

Portland Driving School is an established business that was set up by Ron Smith in 1966 and it was Rons´ calm easy going approach and honesty that was the key to the schools success.

The business is now run by Rons son Ashley who qualified as an instructor in 1987.


The DVSA regularly check the quality of tuition for all driving instructors and all our staff have reached a high standard.

You can expect a high level of tuition to help you reach test standard with as few lessons as possible.

The cars

You can drive either a Ford Fiesta zetec or Toyota Yaris, both of which are fitted with dual controls and air conditioning for your safety and comfort. We use these vehicles because they are easy to drive, have good all round visibility and will adjust to suit drivers of any height.

What we offer

  • Very honest experienced instructors
  • Calm patient friendly approach
  • Lessons tailored to suit your ability
  • Full hour tuition ( 2 hours available)
  • Daytime/Evening/Weekend lessons
  • Excellent local test route knowledge
  • Pick up from home/work/college
  • Pass Plus Registered
  • Gift vouchers
  • Refresher courses
  • Theory advice/help

  • If the service you require is not shown please give us a call.

    Standard hourly rate
    Fully qualified instructors
    Eve/weekend hourly rate
    Evening price from 5pm
    Daytime block booking
    5 HOURS (£26 EACH)

    mon fri 9am-5pm
    Eve/weekend block booking
    5 HOURS (£28 EACH)

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    Lesson times
    8am - 8pm
    8am - 8pm
    8am - 8pm
    8am - 8pm
    8am - 5pm
    8am - 1pm
    Bank hols
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