About FLYING COLOURS Driving School in Bournemouth

“Where learning is fun and pass rates are high”

An Introduction

Hi, my name is Laura, I am a fully qualified and insured DVSA Registered Approved Driving Instructor providing reliable driving lessons in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

In 1999, My Father, Jonathan Ferguson, qualified as an ADI. Over the next few years he was approached by another two new ADIs and Flying Colours School of Motoring was born! Gradually more amazing instructors joined us… sadly a few have left over the years to take on other projects or retire but they still come to our annual get togethers! Fast forward to 2014. I return home from travelling with no idea what to do next. I qualified as an ADI in 2015 and have not looked back. My Husband Chris qualified in 2018 and in 2019, my parents took the decision to retire handing the baton down to myself and Chris.

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Our Team

Along with my Husband, myself and our team of Instructors, we have plenty of experience and over the years, thousands of happy customers between us. Our driving lessons are relaxed and encouraging, we are based locally so have lots of experience of the area in particular the Poole and Dorchester test routes. We are a local family run driving school and we pride ourselves in our friendly approach to driver training. We aim to provide a great experience from your first phone call to the day you pass your test.

We consider all our instructors to be part of our little family which is what makes us such a FUN and FRIENDLY team. We know that each of our instructors will be dedicated to providing the best training possible within the area. All our instructors are experienced with nervous clients. Driving lessons are fun and enjoyable letting you learn at your own pace on a one to one basis.

Laura Watts - Flying Colours Driving Instructor Bournemouth Poole Christchurch

Laura Watts

Co-Owner / Instructor

Fully qualified and insured DVSA Registered Approved Driving Instructor providing reliable driving lessons in Bournemouth.

Chris Watts - Flying Colours Driving Instructor Bournemouth Poole Christchurch

Chris Watts

Co-Owner / Instructor

Full-time automatic driving instructor covering Southbourne, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Charminster, Kinson, Parley and Pokesdown

Our Instructors

All our instructors are friendly, patient and helpful and we pride ourselves on the fact that we make driving fun.


Passed my driving test today with John Butt. John taught me to drive from day 1. He taught me how to drive safely and with confidence and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a driving instructor. Not only did John teach me about how life on the road works, but he also taught me how to have confidence in myself whilst driving and this was extremely helpful, especially with passing my test.
Not only is John an amazing instructor, he is also a lovely person and I enjoyed sharing a car with him whilst learning, I will remember the countless conversations and laughs we had together. It was an honour to learn with him. Thank you John 🙂

Jordan Payne

I had John Butt as my instructor, and when I tell you I couldn’t of had a better man for the job, im not lying. John was stern but fair and would always try to push me more and more every lesson which helped me massively. Not only was he a great instructor, but a great person! I would 100% recommend anyone to have John as their instructor if you want to pass first time as I passed with just 1 minor. A great instructor and a great man .

Taylor Edwards

Passed my test yesterday on my first try and I couldn’t be more happy! John B was an amazing instructor who was extremely patient with me when my brain decided to give up several times throughout my lessons! Thank you!

Chloe Bland

I passed my driving test today and would highly recommend Sophie Taylor! She is an amazing instructor and very friendly. Make sure you listen to all her tips and advice, very useful!


I don’t normally leave reviews but I owe a massive thank you to Sophie who has helped me pass my test at my first attempt with only 3 minor faults. I started as a nervous driver and I was very reluctant to take to the road. Sophie helped me through this and has a lot of patience and takes her time to discuss the lesson and re-assure you throughout.

She is extremely knowledgeable and every aspect of the test was covered. Sophie has always done this in a calm and friendly manner. I am so pleased I have had Sophie as my instructor and would recommend her to anyone looking to start their lessons. Once again, thank you Sophie.


Chris Taylor was a great instructor, calm and very supportive. I was able to pass the first time after my 25 hours intensive course. I would definitely recommend him to other students! Thanks.