• ‘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

First steps


The first thing you will need to do before driving on the road is get hold of a UK provisional licence. The form you need is:- Form D1, application for a driving licence which is available at Post Offices and from the DVLA. You can also book online through the www.gov.uk site.

Age restrictions

Although you can't drive until you're 17 you can get hold of your provisional licence whilst you are still 16. Simply fill in the above form, and even though category B (cars) will be shown on the licence it will not become valid until you reach your 17th birthday.


A provisional licence is currently £34 if done online.

Reading up

If you already have a provisional licence but are not yet 17 the best thing you can do while you wait is to start reading some books on driving. I recommend:
The Highway Code 
The official theory test book
The driving manual

All available from the DVSA or normal outlets.

Getting started

Once you have your provisional licence and reach the age of 17 (or a week or two before) give me a call to check my availability. To find out what your first lesson would be like check out the brief description on the lessons page.

Foreign license holders may find the form D100 useful, available from the post office, or download from here.

Lesson Prices

One hour: £32

One & half: £48

Block Discount

10 hours: £300 (pre-pay)

Contact info

Land line: 01892 824586

Mobile:     07904 339828