126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897


176 PASSES in 2019!


Matt Shurmer Driving School

Hi, I'm Matt Shurmer and I'm the owner of your #1 local driving school.

 Hi, I'm Matt Shurmer and I'm the owner of your #1  local driving school.  

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

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

Call now: 01474 630071


Automatic Driving Lessons Gravesend

176 driving test passes already in 2019!

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

Over 1000 Customer Reviews

Scroll down for a full list of lesson prices


Free Theory Test online training

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

Learners using Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass than the national average. Go Theory is particularly good for those with specific educational needs.

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

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

'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.  

Who Will You Trust?


Automatic Customer Reviews Gravesend Muderika G

 “I went online and started checking the reviews of various local Driving Schools. Matt Shurmer Driving School stood apart as it had the most 5 star reviews and excellent testimonials. I was really pleased to read those reviews and so many positive results. So, I decided to give it a go and now having passed my exam with one fault, I couldn’t have asked for more. Overall my learning experience has been brilliant. I think in my case apart from being able to drive, being confident during driving was also one of the goals. The patient and positive approach by my instructor really helped me overcome my doubts and pass my driving test. I would recommend you to my friends. Whenever someone decides to take driving lessons, it’s a big commitment on their time and money. Having gone through this process successfully with Matt Shurmer Driving School I would recommend my friends to take lessons from them. I am confident that they will receive full value for their time and money that they decide to spend on their driving. Honestly, I got more than what I had expected. I can't think of anything else that could have been done better."


Customer Reviews Gravesend Matt Shurmer Driving School

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 Gravesend! 

Standard Prices- Automatic 

Monday- Friday 9-5 

Introductory Offer: £200 for 8 hours (save £24.00!)

From: £28.00 per hour 'Pay As You Go' 

From: £215/8 Hours Block Booking (save £9.00!)

Evening/ Weekend:

Introductory Offer: £210 for 8 hours (save £30.00!)

From: £30.00 'Pay As You Go'  

From: £230/8 Hours Block Booking (save £10.00)

* We currently only offer Automatic lessons in this area.

Why choose us to teach you?


Automatic Customer Reviews Gravesend Jack T

 The reason for choosing Matt Shurmer Driving School was seeing all the reviews, seeing his cars everywhere I went and also with them being local, it was an obvious choice. At first I found learning to drive really daunting. Driving seemed a huge challenge- constantly checking mirrors and dealing with other obstacles on the roads seemed impossible to me. When I first got in the car it seemed giant to me. I thought I'd never be able to drive. My instructor's teaching methods were fantastic. We never rushed into anything and was always reassuring when I did something wrong, and we would always work on rectifying the situation, no matter how bad I made it. The teaching methods were brilliant- very easy to understand and she went over it brilliantly. I would 100% recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my mates. I never felt out of place in the car and my instructor made every situation so much easier for me. To be completely honest, I'm not entirely sure what could've done better. There wasn't a single thing I was dissatisfied with." 

Automatic Driving School Gravesend | Top Rated Customer Reviews

We offer the best rated, trusted and recommended tuition and automatic driving lessons

· We offer  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

· Block booking is a firm favourite.

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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend 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 15 different fully-qualified driving instructors that are DBS (CRB) checked and registered for your complete peace of mind. 

We have both many instructors 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 Gravesend  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 Gravesend 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. 



We Can Help!

We have teamed up with confidentdrivers.co.uk to give you free access to their online program. 

Learn to stay Calm and Confident while driving

8 Different Psychological Techniques:

Relaxation Audios

Breathing exercises

Positive self-talk



Meridian Tapping
6- week Mindfulness Course

Automatic Driving Lessons in Gravesend, Automatic Driving Instructors and Automatic Driving School in Gravesend and surrounding areas.

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

Matt Shurmer Driving School Gravesend

116 Marling Way, 



DA12 4RE

 01474 630071