Blakes driving school terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Pupils must provide a current valid driving licence, be able to read a number plate in accordance with current regulations prior to commencement of the first lesson. Failure to do so may result in the lesson being terminated and the full fee payable.

You must immediately notify your instructor of any matters which may affect your ability and/or your entitlement to drive, for example but not limited to; endorsements, medical conditions and the taking of medications.

All instructors are self-employed franchisees of Blakes Driving School. The contract to provide tuition is made solely between the Instructor and you, the Pupil. All matters relating to the timing, location and duration of individual lessons are subject to agreement between the Instructor and the Pupil.

For immediate tuition the payment of fees is due at the start of the lesson and may be made directly to the instructor. Monies paid by pupils through bank transfer, gift vouchers or by telephone to Blakes Driving School will be held securely in a separate account on behalf of the instructor. Blakes Driving School will not accept responsibility for any payments made directly to the instructor. Gift vouchers are  valid for one year from date of purchase they are not transferrable and non refundable. Pre paid lessons and block bookings must be taken within 6 months from date of purchase during this time full refund may be given. After 6 months no refund will be given.

Pupils must give a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel or postpone all lessons, otherwise the full tuition fee will be payable. Cancellations must be communicated between the pupil and instructor. Voicemail and text messages will only be taken as a acceptable method of communication following receipt by the instructor. The instructor will endeavour to give as much notice as possible if they need to cancel or postpone a lesson. Blakes Driving School and the instructor cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of the cancellation or postponement of any lessons, for whatever reason.

In the interests of customer and public safety the instructor reserves the right to withhold the use of the tuition vehicle for test purposes should they deem appropriate.

Blakes Driving School and the instructor cannot be held responsible for any postponement or cancellation of driving test by the DSA

Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Blakes Driving School for loss or damage directly occasioned by the negligence or other breach of Blakes Driving School.