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Cheryl Kavanagh After being recommended Avenue's I can definitely say I would tell everyone to learn to drive with Derek. Over the weeks Derek has become more than just a driving instructor and quickly more of a friend.

He offers great support and patience - making driving more simple to understand with his snappy sayings and short acronyms. Derek was always very reliable and flexible with my lesson plans and was on hand for any advice on my Theory Test revision.

This allowed me to pass my test with only minor faults.

I highly recommend Avenues Driving Academy to anyone who is looking for a driving school.



N. Hussein, Hodge Hill I started my driving lessons with Avenues as he was recommended and I was not disappointed. I was a complete novice to begin with, but Derek was both professional and friendly. Lessons were well structured and the welcome pack offered clear support, coinciding with my lessons, as well as guidance on the theory test. Derek was flexible whilst I was at University and ensured I had regular lessons, despite my changing timetable. I passed my driving test with very few minors. I could not recommend Avenues more highly!


Craig Entwistle: Thank you so much Derek you are the best driving instructor anyone could ever use. Anyone who is reading this I would fully recommend you use Avenue Driving school there is a structured week by week lesson plan to ensure you are always learning and not getting ripped off unlike most driving schools these days also he has little saying which stick in your head which helped me pass my test . Also the car you learn in is clean and tidy so it is a pleasant environment to learn in which also comes with an extremely friendly driving instructor named Derek. As a result of Derek and his driving school i passed first time with only 2 minor faults which was just down to observation i really recommend you use this driving school he is not just a driving instructor he is someone who becomes a friend.



The Brown Family: Derek has taught our three children to drive and several friends recommended by us. He is very professional, shows understanding, patience, and provides excellent value for money. Derek really made learning to drive a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.


Andy Watts, Hodge Hill: I am delighted to recommended Derek Thompson, Proprietor of Avenues Driving Academy.

Derek’s professional, courteous and friendly manner in which he goes about his work helped learning to drive a real positive experience for two of my Sons. My third Son is presently learning to drive with Derek.

Over the last ten years I have recommended many friends to Derek and will continue to do so.


Jawaid Kamran, Yardley: I am pleased to recommend Derek as a driving instructor. I have known Derek for many years and he has successfully taught all my daughters, two of whom have passed,  and my youngest daughter who has passed her theory and has applied for her practical test due in the next weeks. We are all keeping our fingers crossed!

I would say Derek is quite meticulous in his teaching methods. He has a programme of written lessons and is very thorough with his practical lessons. He has always been polite, reliable and friendly to all members of our family. In short, I would recommend him without hesitation.


Mark Gadd, Hodge Hill: Our three eldest lads all had lessons with Derek and all three passed first time.  Guess where we'll be sending our forth lad!


H. Barn, West Midlands: WHAT A FABULOUS INSTRUCTOR! 10/10 For AVENUES DRIVING ACADEMY. Always reliable with great patience. Friendly instructor, fantastic times of driving, excellent car to drive. Everything is always explained clearly. GO on book a lesson you won`t be disappointed.


Sarah Matthews, West Midlands: Derek is a fantastic driving instructor who I would and will recommend to everyone. He is very patient and motivates you to do your best. He has built up my confidence in my capability of driving after a few bad experiences with other schools.

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