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Covid-19 (update on 13/May/2020)

We are very eager to re-open our driving school to all of our lovely pupils. We anticipate this happening soon as the country slowly eases itself out of lock-down.  We are in the same boat s hairdressers and nail technicians. Please be a bit more patient and we will reward your loyalty with our very best work soon.
Very Best Wishes!
The team at Rio Driving School

VE Day 08/May/2020

Dear all,
We hope you are enjoying VE Day by staying home and keeping safe.
A quick message to let you know that we at Rio Driving School will be ready to start your driving lessons again as soon as it is safe to do so.
We anticipate there being a high demand for lessons but will prioritise all existing pupils and time slots, especially those with tests due.
All of our instructors will follow industry best practice and Government guidelines regards to safety around COVID-19, and inform you of any requirements from your side.
As soon as we get a date to start we will contact you to book in your first lesson back.
Hope you and your family are safe and well. Look forward to seeing you soon.
The team at Rio Driving School


With the inevitable rise of cases over the coming weeks/months we need to do as much as possible to prevent the spread of the virus during our driving lessons. Therefore please read the information below.


Between every lesson the steering wheel, gear stick, seatbelt, handbrake, door handles and all other basic controls will be wiped down with an antibacterial wipe

The normal 48 hour cancellation period will be waived if you feel that you should cancel because you are specifically presenting symptoms as outlined by the government guidelines (high temperature / new continuous cough)

Hand sanitiser is available in the car if you wish to use it


Where possible, please wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds before coming to your lesson

Keep your instructor informed if you believe you may have come into contact with somebody with a confirmed case of the virus, even if you aren’t yet presenting any symptoms.

Update us as soon as possible if you may not be able to take your next lesson because of school closures etc


The DVSA have confirmed that the normal 3 working day cancellation period for tests will be waived should we need to re-schedule your test because you are presenting symptoms of the virus, so please don’t worry as you will not lose your fee if we have to postpone it at the last minute

The biggest priority is to focus on reducing the chances of spreading the virus and keeping us all healthy, but as self-employed instructors the coming weeks/months are going to be extremely testing financially and therefore we will continue to provide lessons for as long as the government guidelines suggest this is safe.

Driving Lessons in Walsall 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.

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

Learning to drive in a manual car is not for everyone, so we give you the option to choose to take lessons in a manual or automatic car. People choose to learn in an automatic for a variety of reasons from those who have had lessons before and struggle with the gears, to people with disabilities or those who are nervous. Learning in an automatic car is often considered easier and may make it quicker to get ready for your test. We provide automatic driving lessons in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Willenhall.

What we do is

Provide a short training course (typically 40 hours for complete beginners or less for more experienced novice drivers). We use the latest driver coaching skills and some psychological training, so that by the end of the first driving lesson with us, you’re already feeling much calmer.

And this means

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

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Customer Reviews

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

Gary is very relaxing and makes you feel completely comfortable while learning to drive. He makes you feel at ease and confident when learning, which makes a massive difference. I only had around 20+ hours of driving and gained only 3 driver faults while sitting my test. I would highly recommend Gary as he is a fab instructor and a genuine, down to earth person.

Livvy H, March 2020

I had my first driving lesson with Sarbjit (Roy) yesterday. After having 2 previous instructors from other driving companies, I am already at ease and less nervous. Looking forward to more lessons. Thank you Roy.

Hannah S, March 2020

Rio has really helped me to develop as a young driver and gain in confidence when driving and in preparing me for driving once I’ve passed my test. They do this in a calm and caring way and take you through at your own pace and take you through your mistakes and make sure that you improve from them.

Thomas D, February 2020

Had an amazing instructor Sarah. She supported me with the drive and also made me feel relaxed while I was driving. I am happy that I passed with her help.

James W, February 2020
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Our Awards

We have won ‘Most Loved Driving School’ award for the last 7 years!!

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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Driving Lesson Costs


If you’re completely new to driving then why not take advantage of our special introductory offer – 5 lessons for just £80. This offer is excellent value.  In effect, you get your very first lesson completely FREE and pay just £20 each for the remaining four lessons.

Please note that £80 must be paid upfront to take advantage of this special offer.  If you’re already experienced at driving, then please refer to our standard prices or block book with us and receive our best deal!

Standard Lesson Prices

If you’re not block booking your lessons with us, then the standard price for a lesson is £27 for one hour of tuition.  This price is a lot less than other national driving schools.

Block Book & Save

You can take advantage of 10 lessons at the discounted price of £250 for 10 sessions – that is £250 for 10 whole hours of learning. After these initial 10 hours, your lessons will be £27 pay as you go, if you don’t want to carry on with another block booking for £250. This is still great value in comparison to other driving schools in the West Midlands.

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”!!