126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE
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0333 772 9897

OVER 900 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. WHO WILL YOU TRUST?

8 PASSES in 2019!

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Hi, I'm Matt Shurmer.


We offer high quality local driving lessons at a competitive price with great results!

'New Pupil' Daytime Introductory Offer


8 hours from only £200.00!
(sold as four 2- hour lessons)

Additional premium added for Auto or Evening/ Weekend- see location area for details


8 passes already in 2019!


228 driving test passes in 2018


(85% of our pupils have passed 1st or 2nd attempt)

Local Customer Reviews

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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 driving lessons!


Our pupils do our talking for us.

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Customer Reviews Shanice S

“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School when I moved to Orpington and I knew I needed to find someone who could deal with my dyspraxia, and I’d seen they had dealt with someone previously so thought they’d probably be able to help me best. Learning to drive was much more intense than I expected, but also because of personal life as well. It’s a lot to focus on so you’ve got to make sure your mind is in the right place to focus and learn. Matt was great. He was repetitive when needed, and patient- something I needed severely with my dyspraxia.  I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. I would tell my friends to travel to Orpington if it meant they could learn with Matt. Honestly, I’ve never had someone who could teach me something and not lose their patience. He’s the best! Nothing to improve. Again, thanks so much Matt. I honestly don’t think I would have passed with another instructor.  I’m eternally grateful for your time and patience. You’re super!”

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Customer Reviews Charlotte G

“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as I knew family and friends who had recommended the company. I really enjoyed the driving lessons, a lot more than expected. I found them relatively easy to what I originally thought. Matt is an excellent teacher and is very calm and collected. He will have general conversations to make you feel at ease, and so that the lessons are enjoyable, however not to the point where it is distracting in anyway. Instructions are clear and will help and advise on any mistakes made. Matt is very organised and will always know what point you are at. I would recommend everyone to learn to drive with this teaching school as they are knowledgeable and generally lovely people who will get the best out of their students. I would honestly say Matt couldn’t have done anything better, he was brilliant, thank you so much!”

Driving School | Top Rated Customer Reviews


  • Male and Female instructors offering the best rated, trusted and recommended tuition and driving lessons
  • Manual and Automatic instructors providing affordable packages and bundles for beginners and refresher sessions
  • Many students search for an instructor on a 'near me' basis but we pick up and drop off in the local area so we don’t have to be the nearest
  • It’s often a big mistake to choose schools who are the cheapest and buy on price alone and may cost more to learn in the long run as you may need more lessons than if you learnt with us
  • Private instruction is available for women with our registered lady instructors and block booking is a firm favourite.
  • We are nearby for new drivers and rated no 1 by our customers which is great news


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 dictate when you progress, or 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. 


The teachers 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 demand 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.


Matt Shurmer Driving School has 15 different fully-qualified driving instructors that are DBS checked and registered for your complete peace of mind. 


There are 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. New drivers especially rate Matt Shurmer Driving School very highly but licence holders may also enjoy taking a refresher course to revisit their driving skills. 


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.

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