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* Highly recognised Locally. Mult Award-Winning!
* Manual & Automatic
* Nervous/Anxious driver specialist
* High first time pass rates
Since 2014 we are the “Most Loved Driving School in UK”
Multi Award-Winning!!

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Driving Lessons in Walsall & Cannock with Rio Driving School

If you’re looking for a high quality elite driving school or a driving instructor local to you that will cater to your specific needs, you don’t need to look any further; Rio Driving School is for you. We pride ourselves in providing candidates with the best driving lessons possible from one of the best driving schools the Midlands have to offer. Our experienced instructors have excellent local area knowledge and offer lessons in Walsall, Willenhall, Cannock, Featherstone, Lichfield, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Hednesford, Wednesbury and surrounding areas.

We teach everyone to drive including:

  • People who are extremely ANXIOUS/NERVOUS about learning to drive

  • People who have taken their driving test more than 5 times and not succeeded in passing yet

  • People who need evening/weekend driving lessons

  • People with some kinds of learning difficulties

  • People who need driving lessons in a foreign language

Manual & Automatic Driving Lessons in Walsall

We understand that learning to drive in a manual car may not suit everyone, so we provide you with the option to select either manual or automatic lessons. Many individuals prefer automatic lessons for different reasons, such as previous difficulties with gears, disabilities, or nervousness.  Learning in an automatic car is often seen as easier and may help you prepare for your practical driving test more quickly.  We provide automatic driving lessons in the Walsall area at this current time.

What we do is

Provide a short training course (typically 45 hours for complete beginners or less for more experienced novice drivers). We use the latest driver coaching skills and some psychological training, so that even by the end of your first driving lesson with us, you’re already feeling much calmer and looking forward to your next driving lesson with us.

And this means

You can drive confidently and remain safe on the road. Typically 9 out of 10 people pass their practical test first time with us. Just imagine all the benefits of being able to drive WHERE you want, WHEN you want!

Award winning driving lessons in Walsall and across the West Midlands

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    Customer Reviews

    Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at our customer reviews.

    Gary was such an amazing driving instructor, he made me feel so calm and confident behind the wheel and helped me to pass first time round! if it weren’t for him i wouldn’t have come even close to getting my license. i’d recommend him to anyone, especially anyone who gets anxious when driving, he didn’t shout once and was kind and calm as he taught. thank you so much Gary!

    Emma, Cannock -April 2024

    Can’t recommend this driving school enough, Pete my instructor was fantastic he was very informative and listened and explained your every question. Made you feel calm on every lesson and most of all he was calm. He is a top man in my book. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

    Darren, Bloxwich -April 2024

    Gary is a great instructor who helped me learn a lot. From the very basics to all the hardest parts. Gary made sure I knew exactly what I was doing before going into any test. He is always on time and never late for a lesson. Gary also made sure I was comfortable with whatever we were doing in a lesson and helped me a lot if I was struggling with something. Overall Gary taught me so much and is a brilliant instructor.

    Matthew, Cannock - January 2024

    Couldn’t thank Peter and Rio Driving School enough for all their support. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to pass your driving test! I have tried many other driving schools but they are the best. Thank you so much.

    Safoora, Darlaston - January 2024

    I would just like to say thank you for teaching me everything in order for me to pass, and with only 3 minors as well.

    I had an incredible experience learning to drive with you. You were patient, knowledgeable, and really helped me feel confident behind the wheel. Thanks to their guidance, I was able to learn all the manoeuvres and pass my test with flying colors. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a skilled and supportive driving instructor!

    James, Walsall -January 2024

    Passed first time with 3 minors at Featherstone thanks to my amazing instructor Chris. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience learning to drive. Everything was explained clearly and he ensured that I could carry out all the manoeuvres and normal driving correctly. Overall I couldn’t have asked for a friendlier instructor and pleasant experience, 100% would recommend.

    Callum Corbett, Stone - January 2024

    Our Awards

    We have won the award “UK’s Most Loved Driving School” every year since 2014!!

    The Best Of Top 100 Business 2020
    The Best Of - Category Winner 2020
    Three Best Rated
    The Best Of - Gold Award 2019
    The Best Of - Category Winner 2019

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    Are you looking for a high quality, local driving school?

    We understand that having driving schools or driving instructors close to you is an important factor when choosing an instructor; this is why Rio Driving School aims to provide driving tuition to many individuals across a number of locations. All of our instructors match the high standard of teaching that we promise you, and every driving lesson is backed with our “No shouting Guarantee”!!

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    Driving Lesson Prices in Walsall


    • £36 for 1 hour

    • £56 for 1.5 hours

    • £72 for 2 hours


    • £38 for 1 hour

    • £58 for 1.5 hours

    • £76 for 2 hours

    Driving lessons with Paul Fisher, Head Driver Trainer for Rio Driving School are £77 for 2 hours.

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