126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897

We offer the best local automatic and manual driving lessons!

Matt Shurmer is the driving school owner and lives in Orpington.


Matt has an extremely experienced team that provides driving lessons in the local towns of Orpington, Sidcup, Bromley, Welling, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Bexley and Gravesend earning the recognition of being your best local driving school.


Matt and his team strive to offer the very best service and tuition you would expect from a small local business and have built a solid reputation in the area with many customer reviews from happy customers. 


Local students form the backbone of the driving schools success and their feedback and comments help to distinguish Matt Shurmer driving school from the competition.


Who will you trust with your tuition?

Meet Our Team

Matt Shurmer

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Owner 

Approved Driving Instructor

Automatic

 

"I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School as they offered automatic lessons. It was the best decision I could have made because my instructor Matt was fantastic. He is a wonderful teacher who is patient, reassuring and made me feel like I could achieve. There were a few wobbly moments, but he wasn’t phased and helped me overcome them quickly. Matt is a really lovely man and I am so grateful to him for helping me pass my test first time. Thank you Matt for everything!"


Tracey W

Tracey Wilson Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual

 

"Tracey’s teaching methods were great. I always felt at ease and knew I could ask for tips to make driving easier. Tracey was always encouraging with a great smile and that made learning to drive more fun and a lot easier. I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School because learning to drive was fun and enjoyable. I felt confident doing both my theory and practical test due to the support of the company and my instructor. Tracey was a wonderful teacher and I would recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and Tracey at the drop of a hat to anyone who wants to learn to drive! A great company and thank you so much!"


Neil C

Neil Cameron Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual

 

"Neil is a brilliant instructor. I had been having lessons with other instructors before who I was really struggling with. Neil in contrast made the learning so relaxing and fun. He explained things in a simple way so I could understand them better. I really enjoyed learning with him. I will highly recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends. I cannot give any recommendation on how to improve your service as it is very good.”  


Lucy G

Lucy Gameiro Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Instructor Trainer

Manual


" Lucy helped me to lay a solid foundation so I felt more confident progressing onto harder manoeuvres and higher speeds. Before learning how to drive, I thought it would be very challenging, however Lucy’s friendliness and teaching methods helped me to progress faster than I would’ve somewhere else. I am unable to think of anything that could be improved on - I enjoyed learning to drive and would definitely recommend both the driving company and Lucy to friends."


Dean W

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Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


 "Dean was calm, friendly and efficient at getting his points across and helped me learn by my mistakes and he was always reassuring. Dean was also very accommodating when it came to booking lessons which made the whole process completely stress free. I would be more than happy to recommend the Matt Shurmer Driving School to friends and family and I honestly couldn’t pick a fault with the way that the school ran. Dean made the whole process enjoyable and I can’t thank him and you as a school enough for enabling me to start a new chapter of my life with the next level of independence! Many thanks.” 


Simon P

Simon Pope Driving instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Instructor Trainer

Manual

 

"Simon was very patient and took me through every manoeuvre step by step as many times as I wanted. He allowed me to do what I wanted each lesson and always gave me reassurance. I would recommend Simon and Matt Shurmer Driving School because they believe in you from your first lesson and give you so much confidence. There is honestly nothing that could have been better. Thank you!"


Fran H

Fran Hill Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual

 

"Fran's teaching methods were brilliant. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. She was very effective and kept me on track the whole time. I would recommend you to others because as a whole, it has been very good experience and I was encouraged positively the whole way. Nothing could have been done better as I passed first time without having that many lessons."


Karen C-C

Karen Cripps- Cole Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


" Karen’s teaching methods were excellent. She couldn’t have been more helpful. Always answering questions, there to help and squeezing me in extra lessons near my test. I would 100℅ recommend you to others because you offer great value and great teachers. The cars are very nice too. I can’t think of anything that could have been done better.” 


Gavin W

Gavin Williams Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual

 

"Gavin's teaching methods were very good as I never felt pressured or anxious, as I knew if I made mistakes I wouldn’t be made to feel embarrassed and would always receive constructive criticism. I would recommend you to others as I felt learning to drive was made as easy as possible and I could not have felt more comfortable than I did. I felt customer service and my learning experience was at the highest standard."


Lee D

Lee Dibley Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


" Lee was so supportive and encouraging every step of the way. When I first started learning with Lee I said “teach me to drive not to pass a test” and he did just that. I’ve never had a teacher in driving or in school who was as engaging and supportive as Lee. He understands you as a learner – what your strengths and weaknesses are and helps you develop into a safe driver. He is open and honest about things and delivers feedback constructively. I would hands down recommend Lee and Matt Shurmer Driving School. I’ve already done so for my sister! Nothing could have been done to improve – 5* rating from me!”


Ralph G

Ralph Gardner Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"Ralph's teaching methods were very helpful and easy to understand. I would 100% recommend you to others because my instructor was so patient and extremely helpful. I can't think of anything that could have been done better - it was great!"


Graham A

Graham Alderson Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"Graham was absolutely brilliant. He saw from my 1st drive that I was advanced, but needed to brush up on my skills. We covered so much in every lesson we had and my confidence grew really quickly. Graham helped me with my nerves and kept me calm when I would get frustrated with myself. He was so positive all the time and his teaching methods were so clear and easy to follow. I would highly recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School and definitely Graham, as he was really understanding and pushed me to be the best I could be. Our lessons were also full of fun and laughter too. Thanks again for all your dedication, time and patience. I'm so happy I'm finally a driver!" 

Neil R

Neil Rowland Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


" Neil’s teaching methods were very helpful and made even basic learning parts fun. He put a lot of trust in me which helped me to drive a lot more confidently. I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends as I enjoyed my lessons a lot and was given the support I needed. I haven’t really got any suggestions for any improvements, everything was perfect."


Kelly E

Kelly Eagle Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Automatic

 

 "Kelly’s methods of teaching were great. She had her own style of teaching which worked with pretty much all of my driving. Some of her techniques didn’t work, but a sign of a great teacher was Kelly’s ability to change to suit me. Not only did I pass 1st time with the great teaching skills, but also I wasn’t made to feel like just a name. I was treated as part of the school. It wasn’t about taking as much money from you as possible. I was listened to and they adapted anything they could for my needs and they cared. If you were to ask me if I’d change any part of the driving school, I wouldn’t, as I and the reviews speak for themselves. On a whole, great school and great people. Safe, friendly and reliable."


Scott R

Scott Robinson Approved Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Automatic


 "Learning with Scott was such a breeze, all of the lessons were really well-structured. His teaching methods made it seem so easy compared to what I’d learnt in the past, I am really happy with the way you taught me and helped me improve my bad habits. You’re the best instructor I’ve ever had, and I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat. Thank you again, I really do appreciate everything you’ve done for me to get here!"



Colin B

Colin Beadle Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"I have driven previously but not for 10 years! I would say I’m a nervous driver, but my instructor Colin made me feel at easy in the car! So the experience wasn’t so scary! I received great teaching, straight talking, simple instructions broken down into small pieces that I eventually got and remembered!!  I'd definitely would recommend Colin! You believed in my driving before I did! And I passed first time with your help!

Jazz S

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Office Manager



 "I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because I read the reviews. When I called, I spoke to Jazz and she was so helpful and extremely efficient, so it's thanks to her that I went with you guys "


Dave P

Dave Pester Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"The teaching methods were great as Dave knew my weaknesses and made me practice them until I was able to do them without getting nervous. He would always correct me if I did something wrong. I would recommend you to a friend as you helped me pass and were very patient with me, and not everyone is as understanding. With full honesty, I don't think there was anything that could have been done better!" 

Jo B

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Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"Having previously had a bad experience learning to drive with a different instructor my thought on driving were very negative but from the help of Jo driving became a lot more of a positive experience. Jo's teaching methods were very good- she always tried to stay positive even if it wasn’t always going to plan. She motivated me to remember small things that were essential to driving and persisted in making me remember. I would recommend Jo as she is a friendly and kind instructor. In the past I had an instructor who would shout and put you down rather then helping you correct your mistakes. No matter how many times you did something wrong Jo would always help you figure out a way to remember to do it next time. I don’t think there is anything Jo could have done better, my experience was very positive and pleasurable."

Sean R

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Approved Driving Instructor 

Automatic

Charis P

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Approved Driving Instructor

Manual

Jarmila B

Jarmila Boutemine Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Automatic


 "I have never been a confident person and new situations worry me, so the thought of being on the road left me at times anxious. After my first few lessons with Jarmila I felt supported, at ease and that with her help I would get the hang of new scenarios. Jarmila constantly reminded and created different road scenarios to make it easier for me to remember. Her calm approach made me feel so in control and at times when it all felt like too much she kept me positive and focused. We went through things I didn’t feel as confident on and this meant each lesson I cane away with so much more knowledge and confidence. Each lesson was so well structured so I really used them to the maximum. Jarmila was kind, calm and thoughtful and I always felt like even after hard lessons I was doing well. Her encouragement was invaluable and I am so thankful to her for always keeping me on track.

Annie F

Annie Fenwick Driving Instructor

Approved Driving Instructor

Manual


"The lessons went better than what I thought they would. Even though there was some challenges faced,  it was an enjoyable experience overall.

Annie had great teaching methods with no pressure. She was very helpful and motivating. Annie is a lovely person inside and out.

I would recommend Annie because she made driving an enjoyable experience whilst pushing me to be the best I can be."

126 Lockesley Drive, Orpington, Kent. BR5 2AE