Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which driving lessons and courses are offered .By starting driving lessons with the Andrew Usher Driving School the pupil accepts the terms and conditions laid out below.

Payment must be made at the start of each driving lesson by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. cheques to be made payable to the Andrew Usher driving School The price of driving lessons will have been agreed at the time of booking. To book a course of lessons a 50% deposit (if the BOOKING DATE is more than 4 weeks in advance of the COURSE START DATE) or the full course fee is required.

Driving lessons
The Andrew usher driving school will check that the pupil can read a car number plate at a distance of 20.5 meters or 67 feet with glasses if normally worn. The pupil is required to wear their glasses or contact lenses whilst on a driving lesson.

Comfort and safety
Pupils are advised to wear suitable footwear and clothing which does not restrict movement. Pupils should also take note of any medication they are taking that may affect their ability to drive and inform the driving school before taking their lesson.

It is in the interest of pupils to be punctual for lesson appointments. Should the pupil fail to arrive at the appointed time Andrew will call the pupil on their contact telephone number and wait for a maximum of 15 minuites before the full lesson is abandoned and the lesson fee forfeited. A reciprocal waiting time may become necessary if Andrew is delayed
due to unforeseen circumstances. Any lesson time lost as a result of this would be made up either at the end of thenormal lesson time if possible or at a later date.

Transfer of lessons
You cannot transfer lessons which have been bought in your name to any other person without consent.

Lesson cancellations
If a pupil wishes to cancel a lesson a minimum of 48 hours notice should be given. Provided Andrew can fill any driving lesson slots postponed by the pupil at less than 48 hours notice, no charge will be incurred. If this is not possible the full lesson fee may at the discresion of the Andrew Usher Driving School be lost or charged.

Andrew reserves the right to to postpone the driving lesson if he feels the weather or road conditions are unsuitable or dangerous. The Andrew Usher Driving School cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of the pupil to postpone lessons for whatever reason.

Professional Conduct
The Andrew Usher Driving School is bound by the DVSA code of practice for approved driving instructors. Andrew will be courteous polite, tidy and punctual. The driving school car will be well maintained clean and tidy and fitted with dual controls.

Price changes
The price of driving lessons which have not been prepaid as part of a block booking may be changed at any time You will always receive 4 weeks notice of such changes.The cost of pre paid driving tuition is based on a price in at the time of booking, and will be honoured for 12 months thereafter irrespective of any price increase that may occur between the
date of booking and when the lessons are taken. Any unused driving lessons remaining after 12 months have elapsed shall have any lesson price increase applied.

Driving tests
The Andrew Usher Driving School will advise the pupil when they are ready to pass their driving test taking into account local waiting times.

When a driving test is booked by the pupil or by another drivng school please inform Andrew to ensure that he has the correct details of your test to confirm that he can provide a vehicle for that date.

Driving Test Cancellations
The DVSA requires three clear working days notice of cancellation or postponement of a driving test. Failure to provide the required notice will result in the loss of your test fee. The Andrew Usher Driving School cannot be held responsible for any postponement or cancellation of tests by the pupil or the DVSA for any reason. However every assistance will be offered in arranging a new test should this occur .The Andrew Usher Driving School will also advise you on how to reclaim expenses from the DVSA should the test be cancelled without prior notice.