Cowley’s School of Motoring

Driving Lessons with a High First Time Pass Rate and 5 Star Reviews

Lessons from £15 p/h



I am exceedingly grateful for all the help I received from Cowley’s School of Motoring! Both Phil and Anne- Marie are friendly and helpful. I studied with Phil who was always calm and patient, this really helped me feel at ease at the wheel! -a clear expert in his field. His extra time and effort put in to make sure I passed, as well as looking after the application process made the examination as stress free as possible! I would recommend Cowley’s School of Motoring to anyone.


I would honestly recommend Cowley School of Motoring! Phil is such a nice and patient instructor and helps boost your confidence on the road, I passed first time with 1 minor from a 40 hour intense course and was so fun:) 10 out of 10 would recommend!!!


I started my driving lessons in July 2018 and have recently passed my driving test (first time) thanks to the help of Phil Cowley. I first approached driving with an anxious mindset but now I feel confident to drive on my own and I am ready to face the adventures it brings. Phil was an excellent driving instructor and didn’t just prepare me for my driving test but how to be safe on the road at anytime. With a great sense of humour and a calm, supportive attitude he filled me with confidence and helped me to believe in my ability to drive and I thank him for that everyday. Thank you Phil for helping me get my Drivers Licence!

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Driving Lessons

Do you want to pass your driving test, get a driving licence and enjoy the freedom driving brings?

Book your driving lessons with Cowley’s School of Motoring and you won’t look back (except in those mirrors). Our highly trained and professional driving instructors cover Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Ashburton and surrounding areas.

Check out our special offers and read our reviews. We so are sure you will enjoy your driving lessons with our top team of driving instructors, that we will refund your money if not.

We offer the right driving lessons for you. Prefer a female instructor or automatic driving lessons? We can tailor our driving lessons to fit your needs.

At Cowley’s School of Motoring we are here to help. If you want fun, relaxed and quality driving lessons near you then get in touch. Our driving instructors will get you learning to drive and passing your test in no time.

“After 25 lessons with Cowley Motoring School, I passed my driving test with only 4 driver faults. My instructor was Phil and I could recommend him wholeheartedly. Why? Phil is a great driving instructor. When I met him for the first time, I knew ‘he was the one I was looking for’. He was friendly, kind, patient and was able to create a relaxed atmosphere in the car. Phil has a good sense of humour and I really liked how he used it through the driving lessons. Also, he was able to point out my mistakes gently. I think Phil’s greatest skill was that he could read in my mind. He knew better than me why I made a particular mistake. He didn’t mind to explain something several times and I never felt that he got bored if I tried a particular manoeuvre for 6 times in a row. Phil didn’t teach me rigid methods; his aim was to teach me how to make indistinctively the right decisions. Phil has an outstanding memory and he could remember situations weeks back. He is a well prepared and experienced driving instructor who uses modern technology though his driving lessons. I like the way how he explained different situations (traffic, roundabouts) on his tablet. I’m really grateful to him for booking my driving test after our first driving lesson so I didn’t loose time on that. Phil is a reliable person. We went through several times on the “show me, tell me” questions, so when I started the exam I was sure I knew the right replies. He prepared me for the exam technically and mentally with his practical advice and pushed me ahead when I was down. He coped with my personal circumstances well and offered options; he was flexible. I really hope that he continues this job for at least 9 years more when my children reach the age to learn to drive with him!”

Driving Lessons

Let our pupil led driving lessons guide you towards passing your driving test and beyond. We will help you to become a safe confident driver who is ready for all situations.


Automatic Driving Lessons

Automatic driving lessons can help take the stress out of driving. Focus on the road with our automatic instructor with driving lessons tailored to your needs.

Intensive Courses

Our intensive driving courses are available to book and get you on the road to being a competent driver quickly.

Nervous Drivers

If you’re a nervous driver or have had a bad experience learning our calm and non judgemental instructors can coach you back to confidence.

Test Rescue

Have you failed a driving test? Our experienced team can plan your driving lessons to compliment your exsisting skills and ensure you pass your next driving test.


Instructor Training

Train to become a driving instructor. As an ADI you will be able to have flexible working hours, a rewarding career and earn a healthy living.



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6 Middle Budliegh Meadow, Newton Abbot, Devon,TQ12 1UH


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