126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 34 PASSES already in 2020!

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 34 PASSES already in 2020!

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 34 PASSES already in 2020!OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 34 PASSES already in 2020!

With over 1000 local customer reviews and over 1700 local test passes, who will you trust with your driving tuition?

Awesome New Pupil 'Try Us and See' Introductory Offers!

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34 Test Passes already in 2020!

(90% of our pupils have passed 1st or 2nd attempt)


Driving Schools for Automatic Cars Dartford | Chloe C

Driving Schools for Automatic Cars Dartford

A huge well done to Chloe C of Dartford who passed her automatic practical driving test today 14th February 2020 at the FIRST attempt with only 5 driving faults.

Automatic Driving School Near Me Gravesend | Liz B

Automatic Driving School Near Me Gravesend

Congratulations to Liz B of Gravesend on passing her automatic practical driving test today 14th February 2020 FIRST time.

Female Driving Instructor Sidcup | Kaya O

Female Driving Instructor Sidcup

Congratulations to Kaya O of Sidcup who passed his practical driving test today 13th February 2020 FIRST TIME with only 3 driving faults.

"Karen's teaching methods were very good and comprehensive."

Car Driving Lessons Sevenoaks | Shaunagh L

Car Driving Lessons Sevenoaks

Congratulations to Shaunagh L of Sevenoaks who passed her practical driving test today 13th February 2020 on her 2nd attempt with 8 driving faults.

Female Driving Instructor Orpington | Michael L

Female Driving Instructor Orpington

A huge congratulations to Michael L of Orpington on passing his practical driving test today 13th February 2020 with ZERO driving faults.

Automatic Driving Instructors Near Me Dartford | Sweeta A

Automatic Driving Instructors Near Me Dartford

Huge congratulations to Sweeta A of Dartford who passed her automatic practical driving test today 12th February 2020 on her 2nd attempt with only 3 driving faults. 


Free Theory Test online training (Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception)

We offer our pupils FULL FREE access to Theory Test Pro for 6 months.

Learners using Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass than the national average. 

Speak to Matt or Jazz to receive FULL FREE access

Test Cancellation Checker

Discounted access (20% off) to a reputable online Test Cancellation Checker (useful if you need to re- test) or need to get an earlier test date 

Free access to our partner site- confidentdrivers.co.uk

If you suffer from nerves or anxiety, both when you are driving and also generally in life, then you will find something on this site to help you! 

Nerves and Anxiety Stress Buster PDF, AND Top 10 Reasons for Failing your Driving Test PDF

A stress busting PDF that will enable you to perform at your best on your driving test. 

Free 'Pass Your Test Quicker' PDF Resource

This will hugely help you to plan ahead for a topic you will be covering, or recapping on a topic already covered 

Free ‘Know Your Traffic Signs’ online

 We'll provide you with a link to get free online access to the 'Know Your Traffic Signs' book. 

Local Customer Reviews

Read our Local Customer Reviews and let our pupils tell you why it's the best move you'll ever make when looking for high quality, structured automatic and manual driving lessons!

We let our pupils do our talking for us.

8 Awesome Reasons why you should at least talk to us!

1. All of your driving lessons will have a clear and defined objective:
-no aimless 'driving around' with no idea of what you are trying to achieve.

2. You will learn faster and save money with our modern teaching styles.

3. Regular recaps both during and at the end of your driving lesson that will speed up your learning process.

4. Your learning will be interactive:
-our instructors will actively encourage your questions to clarify any misunderstandings that you may have.

5. Our driving lessons are priced by the hour:
-some local companies may look cheaper than us, but they only teach 50 minute lessons.

6. All of our pupils get free and unlimited access to our online theory site:
-so no need to buy any apps, discs or books

7. You will have the option to take 2- hour driving lessons:
-this will give you best value for money and reduce your learning period.

8. You will have the option to book a regular weekly driving lesson at a time convenient to you:
-statistics show that regular weekly lessons will give you continuity and
greatly increase your chances of a 1st time pass.

"What else can I do to convince you that we really are your best option to gaining your full license and the all important independence that goes with it?

In the event that you are not completely happy with the service and tuition you receive,
I will personally arrange a refund."

Local Driving School | Top Rated Customer Reviews

  •  We have both male and female instructors offering the best rated, trusted and recommended driving lessons.

  • We offer both manual and automatic car instructors providing affordable lessons for beginners and refresher sessions.

  • Many students search for an instructor on a 'near me' basis but we pick up and drop off in your local area so we don’t have to be the nearest.

  • It can be a big mistake to choose schools who are the cheapest and buying on price alone may cost you more to learn in the long run as you may need more lessons than if you learnt with us.

Driving tuition might seem like a straightforward process that can be formulated and systematically applied to each student. In actuality every individual pupil learns at different rates and with different teaching methods.


When you are picking a driving school, steer clear of ‘one size fits all’ attitudes, as a good instructor should be able to adapt to all learning styles.

 Matt Shurmer Driving School takes this a step further, by offering completely client-centred lessons. Not only are you not given a set lesson structure to work through but you have the freedom to express whether you feel like a certain area could use more work.

For instance at Matt Shurmer Driving School you will never be put under pressure to complete a task you don’t feel ready to do. 

 Our instructors pride themselves on being flexible and dynamic to deliver the best lessons for each respective pupil. 

There are lots of factors to consider when you are making that all-important decision of which driving school to pick.  Some people wrongly assume that the choice isn’t so important, as much as the work you are willing to put into learning. This is not the case. Your driving instructor can accelerate your learning, or they can actually impede it and set you back.   

When it comes to investing your own hard-earned money, or your parents’ money into driving lessons you want to make sure you are going to get great value for money! The instructor who is closest to your house may be tempting but you may be surprised to hear that proximity really doesn’t matter. In fact most driving instructors will pick you up and drop you back off at your house for your lesson provided they cover your area at no extra charge.

Distance shouldn’t be a huge factor for this reason but reviews and recommendations should demand your attention.  Look at what previous pupils have to say – what were their favourite things about the instructor? If there are a large number of past students singing praises for the instructor then you’re off to a good start. 

We have 22 different fully-qualified driving instructors that are CRB/ DBS checked and registered for your complete peace of mind. 


We have both male and female driving instructors (some women feel more comfortable being taught by another woman, and we respect that), and each of them can be seen on the ‘Meet Our Team’ page on our website. You can learn more about them from a short biography, and read what their students had to say. If you can’t find any feedback from past pupils when you are looking at instructors from other schools, proceed with caution! 

Matt Shurmer Driving School has been established since 2007 and is an experienced and trustworthy driving school with a well-earned reputation in the local area. 

 Most importantly student success is at the forefront of what we do and we hope that whichever driving school you opt for that your journey in getting your licence pays off!

Driving Instructors, Driving Schools and Driving Lessons in
Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend,  Orpington, Sevenoaks, Sidcup, Swanley, and Welling.

Both Automatic and Manual lessons are offered in most areas.

For your safety and reassurance, all of our instructors are DBS (CRB) checked and FULLY qualified.

You can choose between male and female driving instructors in most areas.

  Matt Shurmer Driving School Orpington

126 Lockesley Drive



01689 485024