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Welcome to Kinnoull Driving School. Delivering The Ultimate Learning Experience during your driving lessons since 1990

Top Grade A

With new Standards Check Test now enforced on Driving Schools.
I’ve been recently tested by the Driving Standards Examiner where I achieved the highest Grade.
Click on the image on the right!!
I am very happy 🙂 – Jim

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Kinnoull Driving School?

If YOU want a dedicated instructor that always come highly recommended and will provide you with Quality Tuition and always gives 100%. If that is the case then there is no need to look any further for your Driving Instructor.

How much does your lesson cost?

A single lesson costs £30 or you can purchase 5 lessons for only £145. We recommend to get in touch to discuss what is best for you. However,First time learners who have never driven before will get 2 hrs for the price of one, the first hour will be spent learning the controls of the vehicle.

What qualifications do you have with the Driving & Vehicle Standard Agency?

Top Grade A

I have been learning with another driving school will still get the first hour free?

No only learners who are starting from scratch will get the first hour free.

How many lessons will I need?

There is no direct answer to this question it depends on each individual and how they acquire the skills they need, but I will endeavour to make it as few as possible.

How many times are you allowed to fail?

The best way to think about this is you won’t fail be positive, if you do fail you can re-sit as many times as it takes to pass.

If I fail the practical driving test will I have to re-sit the Theory Test too?

No once you have passed the Theory Test that is that.

If I book in advance a block of 5 lessons and you fail to show what happens?

If in the unlikely event of me not showing up then you will get your lessons at another time, the only time this has happened is if the car breaks down or if it is snowing. So if you have given me your mobile number and please remember to give me your new number if you renew your phone I will contact you as soon as possible.

Is there an age limit to who can learn to drive?

No: only if you are not physically fit enough or your eyesight is too poor that you would be disqualified from driving.

Is there any hidden charges?

No what is advertised is what you will be charged.

Can I hire your car for the test?

Yes but only if you have been trained with me.

How do you become an instructor?

To become an instructor you need to have a driving licence for 4 years and pass three exams. You then obtain a green Octagon badge as per the front page to say you are qualified. You can also have a Trainee Instructors badge a red triangle if you are practising for your final exam.


“I had been with another driving instructor in Perth and had failed. This had really knocked my confidence and put me off driving. A friend told me about Jim and Kinnoull Driving School so I decided to get back on the horse so to speak. I’m glad I did, Jim not only helped me get my confidence back behind the wheel but I learnt a lot more about driving than just how to pass the test. I was able to take my time about things I wasn’t so good at and practice and I never felt awkward asking questions etc. Having an experienced, down to earth instructor was a blessing and the second time I sat my practical test, I passed with NO faults! Thanks again Jim!”

Scott Cowie08/05/2014

“Fantastic instructor. I have tried a couple of cheaper alternatives but was getting nowhere. After moving to Jim at KDS I quickly began to get the hang of things and it didn’t take long before I sat my test and passed first time with only 4 minors (and I dispute one of them but that’s another story). Although Jim was a couple of quid a lesson dearer than some other instructors in the area I feel I ultimately saved money because it took far fewer lessons for me to get to the standard required than it would have done with some if his competitors. Further to that, his banter is top notch so I enjoyed my lessons with him even when I was making an arse of my 3 point turn.”

Jamie Neave17/06/2014