126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897


176 PASSES in 2019!

Driving Lessons In Orpington- Over 1000 Customer Reviews!

Matt Shurmer Bromley

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

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

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

Call now: 01689 485024 

176 passes already in 2019!

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

Over 1000 Customer Reviews

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Check out the amazing free bonuses you will receive with us:

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.

Driving Lessons Orpington

Who will you trust? Customer Reviews Orpington Nick L

"I chose Matt Shurmer as I knew a few of my friends had passed with them before, and they had all recommended it to me for when I eventually took up driving lessons. Once we enquired about having lessons we were contacted back almost immediately and I was in the drivers seat very quickly after that.
Learning to drive was very exciting but initially quite different to what I had expected. Understanding everything inside and outside of the car took some getting used to, but I soon got the hang of it.

Dean’s teaching methods were fantastic. He helped me to understand everything quickly and made sure I understood where and when I went wrong. He took things at a pace that I was comfortable with and made sure I was confident on everything we had done up to that point before moving on.
I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends as they slotted me in with an instructor very quickly and delivered on all that was advertised.
I cannot think of anything that could have been done better in my lessons."



 (Save at least £24.00- sold as four 2- hour lessons)

*A £10.00 premium is applied for evening/ weekend lessons

*This offer is only available for provisional licence holders 

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

Standard Prices


Monday- Friday 9-5 

£28.00 per hour 'Pay As You Go'

£215.00/ 8 Hours In Advance (saving £9.00)

Evening/ Weekend:

£32.00 Pay As You Go 

£240.00/ 8 Hours In Advance (saving £16.00)


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Driving Schools Orpington

Why choose us to teach you? Customer Reviews Orpington Laura G

“I chose the Matt Shurmer Driving School because I wanted a local company which had a good reputation and success rates. It was also important for me to find an instructor who I felt comfortable with and I liked that their website had all the driving instructor profiles up there so I could get a sense of them before meeting them. 
Matt Shurmer Driving School experience excelled my other experience. I felt the lessons were well structured, informative and goal oriented. I felt this kept me focused in our lessons and I was able to input on addressing things I wanted more practise with. I really enjoyed my lessons with Fran. Once I opened up about my anxiety Fran was very understanding and patient with me.
I have already recommended you to my neighbour because I’ve been so impressed with the lessons and what it has done for me. I can’t think of anything that could have been done better. Thank you so much again – it really means the world to me and I can’t stop smiling! It’s great when you are able to help someone achieve a goal that is so important to them.”

Driving Lessons In Orpington- Over 900 Local Customer Reviews!


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

· We offer both 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 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

· Private instruction is available for women with our registered female instructors

· 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 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 15 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 Matt Shurmer Driving School 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. 

Are you nervous or anxious?

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Driving Lessons, Driving Instructors and Driving Schools in Orpington 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.

All About Orpington

Orpington is a suburban town and is an electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London. Before 1965, being considered as a suburban town in the London Borough of Bromley, the town was in the country of Kent. The town still shares Kent’s postal code. Orpington is a perfect place to enjoy break in United Kingdom with your loved ones. Located a short trip away from London it serves plenty of accommodations, restaurants, bars, sports clubs, parks, and many other attractions. 

Major places to visit in Orpington include: The Bromley Museum located at Church Hill, Orpington BR6 0HH. The Bromley Museum is a must-visit attraction in Orpington. Situated in the Orpington Priory, the museum is an important historic building with attractive gardens around. The museum arranges several exhibitions and interesting events throughout the year. It also displays the history of the local area and is ideal for both adults and children. 

Downe House: Downe House has its own place and proud in the history of Science and Evolution. Downe House, a must-see attraction in Orpington is the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin.  

Orpington War Memorial stands at the end of the High Street and is the focal point for Remembrance Sunday. Designed by the architect Charles Heaton Comyn it was built in memory of local men of two world wars. This Grade II listed memorial contains 117 names of local men who died in the Great War. 

Priory Gardens: Enjoy the grounds and parks in Orpington. The Grade II listed Priory Gardens has Art and Craft style formal gardens, a landscaped park with children’s play area, and a trio of natural ponds.  

High Elms Country Park: High Elms Country Park is an extensive 250 acre public park in Orpington. The park has extensive woodland, chiefly oak and beech, formal gardens and chalk meadows. It surrounds the High Elms golf courses. The park has nature trails, history trails, visitor centre, cafes, and car parks.    

Choose to visit museums, historic buildings, shopping centres, sports clubs, pubs, and restaurants in and near Orpington! 

Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London. Orpington is known for the Buff, Black and Speckled Chickens breed. It has several places to explore and see. History and heritage Stone Age tools have been found in the several areas of Orpington like Priory Gardens, Ramsden Estate, Goddington Park, and Poverest. Remains of Iron Age farmstead were also extracted in Orpington. Early Bronze Age pottery has been found in Orpington’s Park Avenue area. 

Shopping in Orpington: Walnuts shopping centre and the High Street contain a wide variety of high-street shops. The Nugent Shopping Centre, a shopping mall is a great modern retail hub with several department stores. 

Sports and leisure activities in Orpington: There are several sports clubs in Orpington built for playing tennis, golf, football, netball, cricket, swimming, etc.

The Walnut Leisure Centre in the heart of Orpington with a  swimming pool, squash courts, gym, sauna and steam rooms. It has sports hall where people enjoy playing badminton, basketball, and fitness classes. At Harris Academy Orpington, there is a floodlit synthetic pitch for football and hockey. It has tennis courts, netball courts, cricket nets and sports hall for gym and dance studio. Goddington Park has separate pitches for rugby, football, tennis, and cricket. There are Orpington Cricket Club, Westcombe Park RFC, Orpington Football Club, etc. the venues to learn, play, and enjoy various sports. 

Education in Orpington: The town has full range of primary and secondary schools. St. Olave’s Grammar School and Newstead Wood School are two famous schools in Orpington. 

Transport in Orpington: Orpington's railway station is served by Southeastern with trains to Central London stations. The bus service in Orpington serves public as well as private transport facilities connecting to London and several other suburban areas. London Airport is the closest airport.

Landmarks in Orpington: There are several places of interest in and near Orpington such as:

  • The Parish Church (Early English in style church of 18th century)
  • The Priory (a medieval hall house of 11th century)
  • Priory Gardens (Grade II listed gardens consists of Italianate and Arts and Crafts style formal gardens with huge children’s play area and natural ponds)
  • Orpington War Memorial
  • Canadian Corner (First World War memorial)

Orpington has plenty to offer, when it comes to dining: 

There are numerous restaurants, bars, pubs, take-away outlets serving delicious and mouth-watering recipes. Whether you have plan to enjoy traditional British menus, Indian Cuisine, Chinese flavours, Italian menus, deserts, Children’s special menus, or selection of wines, beers, and cocktails, you will find all of them in Orpington's restaurants.  

Driving Lessons in Orpington

  Matt Shurmer Driving School Orpington

126 Lockesley Drive



01689 485024