About Melford school of motoring

Learning to drive need not be a struggle if you have the proper tuition from a fully trained and experienced instructor. Emphasis is placed on giving each pupil the oppropriate instruction.

We tailor each course to the individual. It is important to assess the particular need of each pupil.

We use the most up to date teaching methods and techniques and provide individually designed and well structured courses for pupils.

We ensure every effort is made to make sure pupils pass first time and Melford School of Motoring has an excellent pass rate.

Peter Riordan is a grade A rated, Sudbury based driving instructor with over 31 years experience.

Recent Testimonials

"SO happy! Just passed my test with Peter, thank you sooo much for all your advice and help on teaching me how to drive. I recommend to all that you learn with Peter..."

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by Danielle Thompson

"I passed my driving test 2 days before Christmas! From the minute I sat in the car with Peter he made me feel comfortable and confident. Herbalists had an aim for me, getting..."

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by Gemma Mccarthy

"Peter was a friendly and patient instructor, always willing to offer advice and tips. He made passing my test a lot easier than I was expecting and I am very grateful to him for all..."

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by Lorena Rich


£60 driving assessment

How good are your driving skills now?

£65.00 first lesson offer

Book your first two hour lesson.

£35.00 Standard one hour lesson

Book a standard one hour lesson.

£53.75 1.5 hour lesson

Book a one and a half hour lesson and start saving.

£80 Car hire

Car hire for driving test.

£350 Introductory 10 hours offer

Book 11 hours of lessons and get the first lesson free.

£70.00 Standard two hour lesson

Book a standard two hour lesson.

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available. Please contact us to learn more.

A bit more about us

Melford School of Motoring is an independant driving school based in Sudbury, Suffolk. It serves Sudbury and surrounding villages such as Long Melford, Lavenham, Glemsford, Great Cornard and also Bury St. Edmunds.

Melford School of Motoring was established in 1992 by the founder Peter Riordan who remains the proprietor and driving instructor today.

Peter has held a UK driving license for 40 years and has been a driving instructor for over 30 years. He started his career as an instructor with British school of motoring, moving to Top Gear driving school and then RAC before starting his own driving school.

Since qualifying Peter has gained many qualifications and skills within the driving industry. He is also a ROSPA and DIA advanced instructor.

Peter prides himself on his ability and approach to nervous drivers and aims to make eash lesson as enjoyable as possible.

If you feel you have a specific need or enquiry that hasn't been touched on here feel free to give us a call. We will happily answer any of your questions.

Learn what previous pupils have said about Peter on our testimonials page.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry or wish to make a booking please contact us.


01787 378932




07757 276308




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