126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897

We offer the best local automatic and manual driving lessons!



Hi, I'm Matt Shurmer and I'm the owner of your belocal driving school. 

We offer high quality structured automatic driving lessons in Dartford at a competitive price with great results!

Look at our Local Customer Reviews where our pupils do our talking for us.

Call now: 01322 686033


Driving Lesson Bexleyheath Matt Shurmer Driving School Customer Reviews

 New Pupil Introductory Offer: 4 Hours from just £99*

*A £10 premium is applied for evening or weekend lessons

Read our Local Customer Reviews and let our pupils tell you why it's the best move you'll ever make when looking for automatic driving lessons in Dartford.

*This offer is only available for provisional licence holders

 Standard Prices- Automatic 

Monday- Friday 9-5 

£27 per hour

Evening or Weekend:

£30 per hour

* We currently only offer Automatic lessons in this area.

200 passes already in 2019!

(89% of our pupils this year have passed 1st or 2nd attempt) 

Over 1000 Customer Reviews

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Free Theory Test online training


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!

'Pass Your Test Quicker' PDF Resource

 This free PDF will hugely help you to plan ahead for a topic you will be covering, or recapping on a topic already covered, which will help you to save time and money in your learning

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

This free stress busting PDF will enable you to perform at your best on your driving test.

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 ‘Know Your Traffic Signs’ online

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

Customer Reviews Bexleyheath Isabelle W

Who will you trust? Customer Reviews Dartford Isabelle W

 "The main reason I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School was because it had good reviews online and they were a local company. 

Learning to drive was more difficult than I originally expected it to be due to anxiety, but I eventually overcame this as I got more confident in my driving. Graham’s teaching methods were really good. 

He is very professional, gives very detailed explanations of manoeuvres and road safety and provided encouragement to build my confidence in driving every lesson.


I would recommend you to others as Graham is an excellent instructor who always arrived early for the lessons so we could review what manoeuvres to practice. Nothing could have been done better." 

Customer Reviews Bexleyheath Neil W

Success based automatic driving lessons in Dartford- pass quickly & easily

 "Looking at the testimonials and  having experienced the service 1st hand, I'm happy to report that Google has it spot on! Learning to drive was very enjoyable and a bit more involved than what I initially thought, having come from driving a motorbike. Lessons were always well thought out and planned, and always took my input and confidence levels into consideration when deciding what to practise and learn. Kelly's teaching methods were brilliant. She was always very considerate to my needs and wants, as well as being a great person to talk to as well. I felt at ease throughout my lessons and even to a certain degree, on my test, which is nothing short of a miracle! We always had clear goals and her instructions we clear and concise throughout. I can honestly say without her expert help and assistance, we may very well have had a different result today - thank you! I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and especially Kelly. The service has been flawless from my 1st contact, to passing my test today. The flexibility of the lesson times, days and durations are great, and one of the few that I could actually make. You put me at ease and left me feeling confident and looking forward to subsequent lessons. Honestly, nothing could have been done better. I've had a great experience with Matt Shurmer Driving School as a company and even more so with my Instructor Kelly who is honestly amazing!" 

Automatic Driving School Dartford | Top Rated Customer Reviews


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

  • We offer  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 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 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.
 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 23 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. 

New drivers especially rate us very highly but full 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. 

Automatic Driving Lessons, Driving Instructors and Driving Schools in Dartford and surrounding areas.

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

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

Driving Lessons in Dartford

Matt Shurmer Driving School 

102 Townhall Square



01322 6860