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Driving Instructors in Thornton Heath

Learn to drive in Thornton Heath with the friendly, helpful and experienced driving instructors from Hamilton School of Motoring. Our driving lessons are a perfect way to get started on your way to getting behind the wheel and passing your driving test.

We have years of experience teaching students how to drive and have hundreds of happy students who have left testimonials after successfully passing their test. We are registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and you can find us on Checkatrade – so you know that you can trust us.

Starting your driving lessons can be a stressful time. There’s lots of information to take in about how the car works, where the controls are and of course how to behave when out on the road. Our driving instructors are extremely experienced and they will guide you through everything you need to know. We won’t rush you as we want you to develop into a knowledgeable and careful driver – not someone who will instantly get stressed the moment they get behind the wheel.

Start your driving lessons in Thornton Heath
For your first driving lessons, we usually take you to a quiet road where you are able to focus on the basics such as starting the car, steering and moving through the gears; without having to worry about other road users. Obviously if you are taking automatic driving lessons, you do not need to worry about the gears but for manual car drivers, this is often a big area of concern for new drivers. Gears are surprisingly easy to master, despite what most people think.

We ensure that you have plenty of practise moving up and down the gears, steering around corners and all of the other basic moves before taking you out on to busier roads.


  • Complete driving lesson according to DSA outline
  • Friendly driving instructors
  • No car sharing
  • Free local pick-up
  • DSA approved learning material
  • Thorough practise of driving during all lessons
  • Taste of all type of road conditions and layouts during learning

Each of our driving instructors are fully qualified and DSA approved to ensure that you learn to drive in a fun, cooperative, friendly and relaxed environment.

When you book your first lesson with us, we make it as easy as possible for you. Just give us a call or you can send us an e-mail to discuss the details including which type of car you would prefer (manual or automatic), your instructor and of course which days you would like your lessons.

We offer lessons in Thornton Heath and the surrounding areas including Carshalton, Wallington, South Croydon, Addington, West Wickham, Bechenham and Thornton Heath.

Your first driving lessons in Thornton Heath

During your driving lessons, our instructors will ensure that not only do you cover the following but that you are confident and experienced in each:

  • Cockpit drill – making sure you know where all of the controls are and what they do
  • Safety checks
  • Moving away and stopping
  • Signals
  • Mirrors and blind spots
  • Junctions and roundabouts
  • Negotiating traffic
  • Speed
  • Emergency braking
  • Parallel parking
  • Hazard awareness
  • Turning your car around
  • Reversing
  • Planning and independent driving
  • Darkness and weather conditions

Contact Us

If you have any questions or are ready to book your driving lessons with our instructors in Thornton Heath, please get in touch. You can call our friendly and helpful team on 0800 804 6899 or e-mail us via our contact page.

Our team of driving instructors work across Thornton Heath and the surrounding areas including Croydon, Norbury, Addiscombe, Shirley Oaks, Anerley and Crystal Palace.