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Chippy School of Motoring

‘Chippy’ is an experienced, highly professional, fully-qualified, friendly, and value for money driving school based in Chipping Norton covering surrounding areas including Banbury, Bicester, Witney, Oxford and towns and villages in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Gloucestershire.

With over 30 years teaching experience we pride ourselves by offering a no-nonsence training service for Driving Tuition and Instructor Training.

Driver Training

Do you want to learn to drive, take a Pass Plus course, refresh your skills, or learn advanced driving? We offer experienced, fully-qualified instructors, tailored tuition, high pass rates, and competitive prices.

Instructor Training

Would you like to train to become a driving instructor and embark on a whole new career? We offer full ADI training by one of only two ORDIT trainers in West Oxfordshire

Delivering driver and instructor training at the highest possible standard

What others are saying….

John was recommended to me after I failed my first attempt at Part 3.

It became obvious that I needed to be totally retrained.

Over the weeks we worked hard and there were times when I struggled with the high standard that John demanded but with his patience and guidance we overcame many hurdles resulting in a good pass on the second attempt.

I have no hesitation in recommending John.

Helen Munsey (ADI)

When it was time to have my Check Test I have to admit I was concerned that I was teaching my pupils in such a way that there lessons were planned to suit them and too make good progress with their learning.

I decided to contact John Dowling to help me sharpen my technique to teach in the D.S.A. way and help my pupils.

I was not disappointed, from the first time I phoned John he was their to give me information and we arranged to have a few lessons, one on one. He made sure my overall driving skills were up to scratch and then concentrated on my teaching skills on planning a lesson for pupils.

He helped me in many ways and answered all my questions in such a way that it was more than teacher pupil basis but as some one that has a great feeling for the job which I hope has rubbed off on to me.

I had my Check Test and passed, so I thank you John for all your help and advise.

Tony Dack (ADI)

Spoke to John then had a 2 hour assessment, I could tell that John was more willing to pass on all of his knowledge and experience to get me to pass my part 3 test.

John’s way of teaching was to install a very high standard of teaching into me so I would also pass that onto my own pupils in the future. It was hard at times, which John said it would be, but we had a few laughs. Having passed first time, it is great to be teaching and passing on the knowledge from John, not only to pass the driving test but a better way of driving for life.

I would highly recommend John as an instructor to anyone who is trying to become a drivign instructor.

M. Williams (ADI)

I would like to take the time to thank John for all his hard work helping me to achieve my goal. John put a lot of time and effort into teaching me, he had every faith in me that I ould reach my target even when I douted myself.

John became a good friend; he helped me to build up my confidence. He encouraged me when I found things difficult. He made sure that I understood everything. John was always on hand to help with any questions that I might have at anytime.

Claire Heath (ADI)

I was very picky when it came to choosing an instructor trainer, and took a long time doing so. In choosing John I got the best I could have hoped for, training me to gain a 98% pass in part 1, a 1 fault drive in part 2 and a 5/6 result in part 3 (in all parts I passed first time).

I could not have asked for more support, encouragement and confidence from an instructor trainer, I would recommend him to anyone and will certainly be taking further training with him in the future to ensure I stay at the top of my game.

Duncan Marshall (ADI)

I originally started my training with a different Instructor, but it was not until I changed over to John that I realised how poor the previous Instructor was, as he was far inferior to John in all areas.

Since being with John I have found the lessons much more enjoyable and informative and his patience, knowledge and understanding are second to none. If I had not met John, I honestly do not feel that I would be a Qualified Instructor now and I will definitely seek advice from him when it comes to my check test. The support and confidence I received from John was of the highest standard.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending John to anyone wishing to become a Driving Instructor.

Richard Potts (ADI)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the extra training. I enjoyed the course that you provided and got a good grade for my check test due to the training. I have used these skills in my teaching and noticed a quicker repsonse from my students.

Ben Clargo (ADI)

I am writing to thank you for the training you gave me over the last eight weeks in preperation for my check test, which I passed today. I am very grateful and look forward to seeing you for further training in the future.


I first met John at the Banbury Test centre, when I had recently qualified. We started a discussion about HPT and he exhibited a level of technical knowledge and expertise, coupled with superb communication skills, which far outweighed anybody that I had met before. When it came to further training for my first educational check test, I had no doubts as to where I should go.

John’s training has been extremely useful to me because it has gone from the basic training that I received for my Part 3 and has dealt with the subject matter in greater detail without getting bogged down in unnecessary trivia. He has the ability to simulate, educate and manage time to great effect.

I would have no quarms about recommending John to anyone within the driver training industry.

Paul Stead (ADI)

A very big thank you for helping me attain a grade 5 in my recent check test. Your training was excellent, clear and to the point aswell as giving me advice on car care and general running of my driving school. I know I am able to approach you for advice at any time and I look for to more training in the future.

Jackie Ronan

I am happy to write a reference on behalf of John Dowling, who is an excellent ADI trainer

I initially trained with the Instructor College, however they did not train me to the standards required by the DSA.

John is an excellent trainer and very quickly re-taught the syllabus and I passed my Part 3, without his help this would have been difficult.

My background is in Training and Human Resources so I know a good trainer when I meet one.

If you would like further information please call me on 01295 816894 or 07914 866785.

I will go to John for a refresher before my check tests.

David Ryman (ADI)