• ‘James took me from my first lesson to passing my test in as pleasant and friendly a way as possible. I would recommend him to anyone.’

    Pete, 17

  • ‘Lessons with James were always fun. His calm and friendly nature ensured that I’ve become a confident driver’

    Emily, 18

  • ‘We have 100% confidence in James and would recommend him as a driving instructor to everyone.’

    Nick and Diana (parents)

  • ‘Very pleased with my progress under James' supervision. When the time came for my test, I felt ready and confident, and passed first time.’

    John, 22

About me

My name is James Burman, I'm 45 years old, married with two cats (Sooki and Walt) and have been a driving instructor for the last 20 years.

I started teaching because I thought it was something I could be good at, and enjoy at the same time. At first I was with a big national driving school but I soon realised that to really develop I needed to be running my own independent company. So in 1998 I started James' Driving School. Since then I have been working to improve my own teaching skills and expand my business as much as possible. There always seems to be something new to learn, as each new pupil needs a slightly different approach. And I'll never get tired of seeing the smile on people’s faces when they pass their test : )

In my spare time I like to keep fit by doing a bit of curling at the local Fenton's Rink, cycling and a bit of table tennis. I also enjoy wildlife photography and motorbike travel when time permits. 

Lesson Prices

One hour: £28

One & half: £42

Block Discount

10 hours: £260 (pre-pay)

Contact info

I am currently on a sabbatical so unable to be contacted. Contact details will be back when I return.