About The School

Advance Driving School is a family owned, independent driving school. We are based in the village of Thurston, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and cover the surrounding area.

We use our step-by-step coaching system to ensure that all our pupils learn to drive in a friendly and professional atmosphere. We take pride in our calm and relaxed attitude, as this creates a good environment for effective learning.

We have a thorough knowledge of Bury St Edmunds, and also which roads are often used on Driving Tests. We make sure to incorporate these into driving lessons so that you will experience the full range of routes you could encounter in your test.

Whatever your current skill level, from a fresh learner with no experience to someone that needs a refresher course to get their confidence back - we can help you reach your goal.

Click above to read more about Mat, Ann or Shane.


The School


Bury St Edmunds

and surrounding villages, including:

Badwell Ash, Bardwell, Barningham, Barrow, Beyton, Chedburgh, Chevington, Culford, Drinkstone, Elmswell, Fornham All Saints, Fornham St Martin, Great Barton, Great Livermere, Great Whelnetham, Hargrave, Haughley, Hengrave, Hessett, Higham, Honington, Horringer, Ingham, Ixworth, Kentford, Little Saxham, Norton, Nowton, Pakenham, Risby, Rougham, Stanningfield, Stanton, Thurston, Timworth, Tostock, Walsham le Willows, West Stow, Westley, Wetherden, Whelnetham, Whepstead, and Woolpit.

If you live outside of this area, why not use the bus or train to travel into Bury St Edmunds, and we can meet you at the station?

About Mat

About Ann

About Shane

Driving instructors Mat and Ann Crowe of Advance Driving School, Bury St Edmunds