Sally’s Residential Driving School runs residential courses combining learning a skill with a stay in the country.

Intensive Tuition

At Sally’s Residential Driving School, we select top driving instructors with excellent teaching standards. Each driving instructor is Driving Standards Agency (DSA) approved and CRB police checked. Sally’s Driving Instructors are flexible and adaptable making driving lessons and intensive learning fun.

A Stay in the Country

Somerset in the West Country is a beautiful place to stay while you are taking residential driving lessons. West country towns are a perfect venue for your practical residential driving test. Learning a new skill in a relaxed atmosphere away from everyday distractions on one of our residential intensive driving courses in this type of setting has been proven to maximize your learning potential and increase your concentration. Your residential driving lessons will begin on quiet rural roads moving on to build your confidence with traffic in urban areas.

Drive in a Week

Sally’s intensive residential driving courses enable you to learn to drive in a week and our Semi intensive residential driving courses are popular if you need a little more time. Whatever your decision, we will make your residential course fun and interesting.

At Sally’s, we like to help as much as we can so once your Sally’s instructor has agreed a course date with you, details of reasonably priced local accommodation will be provided.

Kool for Kats Courses – Intensive and Semi-Intensive Driving

Be a Kool Kat with Sally’s and learn to drive in a flash. With our speedy cat courses, you could be driving away in next to no time.

At Sally’s Driving School, our driving instructors are flexible and adaptable giving you all the help and support you need making your driving course a pleasurable learning experience. We organise the course and test bookings for you. All you have to do is drive!

Take a look below and choose a course which matches your current experience then give us a call to book.

Theory Passed?Driving ExperienceSally's Recommends
No0-10 HoursLynx Residential
Yes0-10 HoursPuma Residential
Yes10-20 HoursCougar Residential
Yes20+ HoursJaguar Residential
YesBased on AssessmentCheetah Residential

Note: We include booking the theory test in the Lynx course.

Lynx Residential Course

This course includes the DSA theory and hazard perception test booking fee. Ideal for someone who has little or no driving experience and needs to pass the theory test, this course is an excellent start for all learner drivers enabling your instructor to assess the level of further tuition you may require to achieve the DSA driving test standard. On completion your instructor can tailor a course for you. See ‘Cheetah Course’ below for details. You will take your theory test after you return home at a test centre local to you. This is pre-arranged by your Sally’s driving instructor before you complete this course.

This course may be taken as:

  • 3 x 4 hour blocks, or
  • 2 x 6 hour blocks, or
  • Choose you own blocks – sessions must be for a minimum of four hours each.

Sally’s Instructors are very flexible and lessons can be booked in many variations. Lesson blocks do not have to be on consecutive days. Contact Sally’s now to discuss your options.

Puma Residential Course

As you have passed your theory and hazard perception test and have little or no driving experience, Sally’s recommend our Puma course as best value for money. This course gives you 28 hours of driving instruction and 3 hours for the practical driving test day.

Sally’s Puma course may be taken as:

  • 7 x 4 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • 4 x 7 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • Choose you own blocks – sessions must be for a minimum of four hours each.

Lesson blocks do not have to be on consecutive days.

Cougar Residential Course

As you have passed your theory, Sally’s cougar course is ideal for someone who has a few hours driving experience and feels confident with their progress. Included are 20 hours of driving tuition and 3 hours for the practical test day.

Sally’s Cougar course may be taken as:

  • 5 x 4 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • 4 x 5 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • Choose you own blocks – sessions must be for a minimum of four hours each.

Lesson blocks do not have to be on consecutive days.

Jaguar Residential Course

Now you have passed your theory test, our Jaguar course is ideal for someone already well on the way to the required DSA test standard. The course includes 16 hours of driving tuition plus 3 hours for the practical test day.

  • Sally’s Jaguar course may be taken as:
    4 x 4 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • 2 x 8 hour blocks, plus 3 hours for day of test, or
  • Choose you own blocks – sessions must be for a minimum of four hours each.

Lesson blocks do not have to be on consecutive days.

Cheetah Residential Course

You already have a fair amount of driving experience and have passed your theory and hazard perception test. We recommend you take an initial lesson with a Sally’s driving instructor to assess your driving skills. After the initial lesson, your Sally’s driving instructor can arrange a course especially tailored for you to meet the required DSA practical driving test standard. Once agreed, your Sally’s instructor will make all the arrangements and bookings at a time to suit.

  • 1 x 4 hour block
  • 1 x 8 hour block (this can be taken as 1 x 8 hour day course or 2 x 4 hour day courses)
  • 1 x 12 hour block (this can be taken as 2 x 6 hour day courses or 3 x 4 hour day courses)
  • Choose you own blocks – sessions must be for a minimum of four hours each.

Lesson blocks do not have to be on consecutive days.