Terms and Conditions of Our Driving School


All new pupils and learner drivers must present their provisional driving licence on their first lesson. The licence must be taken to the theory test and practical driving test.


A beginner's course is provided for those with very little, or no previous driving experience.


An introductory / assessment lesson is provided for those who have driven before or are looking to book or plan an intensive driving course.


When planning and booking an intensive course we recommend you make use of one our assessment / introductory lessons to establish best training practices and methods and to fully establish times, dates and duration in hours for the course to be suitable for you.


All payments must be made prior to an intensive driving course commencing.


At the time of booking to reserve the instructor and diary space a £100 deposit is taken - this deposit is deducted from the course total.


Normal, regular, weekly lessons are chargeable per hour as per the website.

Manual or Automatic lesson fees are to be paid at start of each lesson unless a block booking payment is arranged in advance.


A block payment of lessons, eg, 10 hours, receives a discount - the payment must be made at start of the block of lessons to qualify for the discount and are valid for 3 months from purchase date.


Once a deposit is made for an intensive course, we will ensure a car and instructor will be totally available to cover the hours you book, plus the driving test period.


If you choose to cancel the course the deposit is non-returnable.


Payments are made by either cash, cheque or online banking.


Once you have commenced the assessment or course, any further payments are to be made direct to your instructor - we are happy to take payments for the deposit and course if paying in advance - which we then transfer to your instructor.


All lesson times are pre booked and must be attended on time and you must be fit to drive.


We would only change or cancel an appointment time for an extreme or urgent reason such as:


Breakdown, illness, accident, or for a short notice driving test. If we do need to change a time we will always make up for it and you will not lose your fee if prepaid. We will simply try and get your lessons that are

missed booked back in to our diaries as soon as possible to make up for the missed lesson.


If the pupil cancels within a 48-hour period of the pre booked time, the lesson is forfeited and the fee must be paid and any additional time booked must be paid for.


If the pupil makes a short notice lesson cancellation (less than 48hrs), then the cancelled / missed lesson must be paid for in full. Any further lessons that are booked in at the time of the cancellation will be forfeited and removed from the instructors diary, and will have to be re-arranged once the cancelled lesson payment has been made. This also includes any lessons that are booked to cover a test. 


If you need to change or cancel a driving lesson appointment, please contact your instructor directly - not the office as this will save time and allow the instructor a better chance of making up for the loss.


Any pre-paid lessons or courses are not transferable to any other party and are valid for 6 months from date of first booking. After this period the lessons are non-refundable.


The duration of the driving test is charged as a one (1) hour lesson fee for both driving lessons and intensive driving courses - this is in effect for the 'hire' of the car for the driving test.


Driving Tests.


Driving tests should only be booked with agreement of your Instructor. If you are deemed by your Instructor to be not ready for the driving test, then the test must be rescheduled by you to a date agreed by the Instructor.


If this is within 3 working days of the test the client will be responsible for the costs incurred.


This policy is in line with DVSA recommendations. We do not provide car hire and any client who would like us to take them for a driving test, must be 100% prepared.


As we have to book the car and Instructor for the times and duration of the course, we have to protect the income and livelihood of the instructor as well as provide for your course, so, if you unfortunately miss any dates or times that are booked / paid for these are non refundable and must be taken as your own loss.


 If you have a course spread over a longer period of time (in sessions of 3 hours or less) with the instructor and some of the course can be rescheduled then we will endeavour to reschedule to the best of our abilty. However all fees paid for hours and training will be lost unless 48 hours notice is provided.


Any cancellations or refunds must be dealt with direct with your instructor, not the office


Any refunds we provide can only be considered for a genuine reason and any fees from 48 hours will be lost. If we provide a refund an administration fee of £50 will be deducted as well as whatever is lost within the 48 period of your notice given


As with the vast majority of UK driving schools and Instructors, the driving Instructor is self employed and works as a franchisee of our business - we work and act as a management and agency for the instructor; so all payments, lessons, bookings and refunds ultimately are to be dealt with between you and the Instructor directly


All Instructors, as protected by DVSA, reserve the right to terminate a driving lesson or refuse a driving test if the driver (you) is unfit to drive through drink or drugs, is abusive or is deemed as not safe on the road. No fees will be refunded for this situation


In the unlikely event of a problem or complaint, the first person to work and discuss this with is directly with your Instructor (as once you book, the 'contract' is between you and the Instructor); if you cannot resolve an issue then contact us and we may be able to offer assistance; finally, the DVSA would be your final contact for any complaint and they will be able to help or advise you best


All Instructors will ensure that their vehicle is safe and roadworthy and fully insured for all lessons, courses and the driving test itself; plus all vehicles are fitted with dual controls and at least one rear facing interior mirror again for safety.


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MJ Driving School Leeds

Driving Lessons Leeds     

07496 184 021