Covid-19 National Lockdown #3 UPDATE
On Monday 5th April, the UK Government announced that driving tests and lessons can resume from Monday 12th April.
Our instructors will be in touch with current customers to book lessons with them. Those customers who have a driving test booked will take priority on their diaries.
If you are on our waiting list, you will keep you place and we will be in contact ASAP to book you in. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact us here
We hope to see you in the driver’s seat very soon! Thank you for your continued support.
John Harvey and the JHDS team.
Keeping all of our instructors and customers safe at this time is of upmost importance to us.
Please read our Covid-19 Safety Procedures Document below for full details of how we are trying to make lessons safe.
Welcome to John Harvey Driving School. We are different from other driving schools in Canterbury & Folkestone.
We offer you quality driving lessons in the Canterbury, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Deal & Dover areas.
If you want to pass your driving test then look no further!
Learning to drive is not just about passing the test, that is just the beginning. We aim to make your lessons as enjoyable and as fun as they can be whist teaching you the skills that will make you a safe driver for life. We will teach you according to the DVSA syllabus covering all you need to know to be a confident and safe driver for life.
We believe in providing the highest quality of service with no gimmicks or unrealistic promises. Every lesson will have an objective, we will always be aiming to improve your skills and our regular recaps will be used to check your level of understanding and skills. We may not be the cheapest, but we aim to be the best, providing excellent value for money, we so so confident we even back this up with our money back guarantee.
Choosing the right driving instructor often seems like a daunting task as there are so many to choose from, make sure you read their reviews on their website and social media, ask for personal recommendations from friends and relatives. Look at the whole package, what do they offer, can they fit in around your schedule, do they offer help with the theory test, do they offer any other incentives or have any guarantees.
Since John Harvey Driving School started in 2005 we have helped hundreds of new drivers pass their driving test in Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover and Herne Bay.
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10 hours of tuition from just £250!
The Ultimate Training Package
Stress free all-in deal!
Recent Test Passes
Why Choose Us?
DVSA Highest Grade Instructors
Male & female instructors
Manual & automatic lessons
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FREE online theory test practice
Patient friendly instructors
Block booking discounts
Affordable, structured lessons
Driver record booklet
All cars are fitted with HE-MAN dual controls
Comprehensive car insurance for any driver
Public Liability Insurance (£10m)
Professional Indemnity Insurance (£5m)
Driving Instructors Assocation Member (DIA)
Pass Plus Registered
What our customers have to say about us…
My 1st driving lesson met my expectations. John went through everything slowly with me so I felt ready when we did actually start to put it into practice. After my first lesson I felt more relaxed and confident about learning to drive and because things had been carefully explained to me I remembered most of it the next week. John kept very calm even when I started panicking and explained everything thoroughly. I didn’t think I would enjoy driving so much but I really am and i’m already looking forward to the next lesson!
I would definitely recommend the John Harvey Diving School. I had Chris as my instructor and I passed first time. He was very patient and always had plenty of hints and tips to help improve anything I was struggling with. Thanks a lot!
I changed instructors after failing my first test, and it made such a difference!
Matt was a great instructor, and really focused on helping me understand the roads better and how to be a safer driver rather than just getting me to jump through hoops to pass the test.
He focussed on helping me drive slower and more controlled, I’m so much more confident now.
For more information or to book your lessons please call
0333 772 9629