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Intensive Driving Lessons from hamilton driving school

Structured lessons for New Drivers

Hamilton is a long-established driving school and we take care to ensure every aspect of your driving lessons are as comfortable and beneficial as possible. You can choose your instructor, your type of car (manual or automatic), when you would like lessons, where you would like to be picked up from and whether you would like a friend or family member in the car with you.

Our aim is for you to pass your driving test as soon as possible but although we will challenge you to improve with each lesson, you will not be pushed. Steady progress is required for you to feel comfortable driving and acquire skills that will last you for the rest of your life.

Once lessons are underway, we will evaluate you and let you know when we think you should aim to take your test. We can help you with all aspects of booking your theory and hazard perception test, and you practical driving test. Once your practical test has been booked, we recommend that you use the same car that you have been learning in so that everything is familiar as possible for the actual test.

Learning to drive is a fun but sometimes daunting experience so our driving instructors are trained and experienced to help you progress, no matter how much experience you already have.

 

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The initial drive with your driving instructor will be in a quiet residential area to allow you to get used to a different car. At the same time, we can assess the standard reached so far and work out a programme to take you forward. So from previous experience to the new should be a smooth transition and further progress can develop naturally.

Our driving instructors are calm and patient, allowing you to progress with your driving skills in a relaxed environment. You can visit our instructors page to see profiles of each of our driving instructors or visit our recommendations page for testimonials from previous pupils.

driving lessons for Nervous Pupils

We understand. There is so much uncertainty when you first decide to learn to drive. Once you have met our friendly and helpful instructor, you can concentrate on getting to grips with the car controls. We won't push you too hard and will keep you in your comfort zone. As you gain experience your fears will evaporate and your nerves will be a thing of the past.


Refresher Courses

It is surprising how many drivers stop or discontinue driving lessons for one reason or another. The longer the break lasts the more difficult to overcome an ever increasing loss of confidence. It seems as if you have forgotten everything. We are here to help. You have the skills hidden in the back of your mind and we can bring them out again.

We will begin as if you have never driven before and take you forward at a pace you find comfortable. After a few lessons you will have the confidence to get back on the road again on your own.


Theory Training

We offer in car theory training on a one to one basis. This can be very helpful if you suffer with learning difficulties or dyslexia. Learning theory and having practical driving lessons at the same time is the best way forward as one helps develop the other. The driving theory test puts you through your paces, examining whether you understand the various types of road signs, traffic law, what to do in various situations on the road and your knowledge of speed limits. It is a compulsory part of learning to drive and many people struggle to pass this on their first attempt. We can help you with this by offering guidance including recommending online learning resources and apps that include example multiple choice tests. This will build up your knowledge and give you the confidence to pass and take your test.


Motorway Training

Motorway driving is restricted to qualified license holders under present legislation. It is included as one of the modules for PassPlus once you have passed you driving test. If you prefer, motorway lessons can be covered as an individual topic. Normally the instruction is arranged as a two-hour lesson to allow for getting to and from the nearest motorway.

Motorway lessons are popular as part of our refresher course for the experienced driver who hasn't driven regularly or for a long time.


Passplus

Allows the newly qualified driver to get more experience in a training environment and earn subsequent insurance discounts as a reward. Further details are available on our 'Contact Us' page.


Automatic Driving Lessons

We offer automatic driving lessons where possible. This is subject to the car and instructor covering your area. We have a list of instructors on our web site however we also provide a friendly telephone service, so please get in touch and we will be able to tell you straight away whether we can help.


Fleet Training and Assessment

Companies can be held accountable for the driving practises of their staff. We have the experience to offer assessment and training on a one to one basis as required.


Advanced Driving

Our Advanced Driving Course can be adapted for occupational driver training to include taxi training and bus driver assessment (driving school car). If you work in a driving profession or would like to, talk to us and we will be able to guide you through what you need or point you in the direction of someone locally who can.

We offer driving lessons throughout Surrey and London including in Surbiton, Chessington, Croydon, Esher, Kingston, New Addington, New Malden, Purley, Surbiton, Sutton, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park. You can view our full list of areas that we cover. We specialise in intensive courses and working with nervous drivers.

Still not sure? Why not read some of our customer recommendations. We are constantly updating our site with the latest comments from our pupils.

 

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At what age do you think your child should learn how to drive? Some parents would say it is ideal that children start learning how to drive at age 17 while others may have contrary views. However, no matter the age parents support, studies have shown that most teens want to start driving the moment they are legally allowed to do so which has left most parents worried - it has been shown that the brain doesn't mature fully until an individual reaches the age of 25. Although an individual is declared an adult at age 18.

Today many parents are beginning to see that starting the process early is a great option. Why?

Why is it ideal to allow your child to start driving lessons early?

At the age of 16 and/or 17, a child may still be at home with his or her parents and may be unable to purchase a car or insurance without the help of their parents. Meaning, while a teenager lacks the mental capacity to make the right decisions on all occasions, a parent will be there to help them. A parent can guide them through the process and ensure they are capable of driving safely before they get to the legal age. They can learn things easily and become very good drivers before turning 18.

It will make them safe and cautious drivers

The job of every parent is to ensure that their child is prepared for adulthood. One way to prepare them is to ensure they can travel without harming themselves or others on the roads. You have to understand that you may not have the opportunity to influence your child's driving after they turn eighteen. So if you choose to allow your child to learn how drive at 17, you will be able to influence their driving habits significantly and mould them into safe and cautious drivers when they become adults.

Help them mature

Driving is something every teenager dreams about. It is something that they should be granted. If your teen son or daughter is responsible enough then granting them the permission to enrol for driving lessons can strengthen your household rules thereby allowing you more influence in their driving and before you know it they begin to act like adults and make more mature decisions.

Gives them more experience

The aim of every parent when granting their teenage child permission to learn how to drive is for their own safety. Teaching them early will help them gain more experience about how to drive safely before they reach adulthood.

The bottom line

With the right driving instructors, a teenager can learn great driving skills (that sticks with them throughout their lives). They can learn how to be safe on the road. They can grasp how crucial it is to always stay focused on the road and, avoid bringing harm to themselves and others.

Whether you've started learning and you're ready to take your test or perhaps you're a new driver and need to start from the beginning, why not contact our team of driving instructors to help answer any questions?

Our friendly team offer advice and driving lessons in Guildford, Mitcham, Wimbledon and the surrounding areas - click here for a full list.

 

Latest Reviews

Jonah
Just passed my driving test, Steve taught me to drive and was fantastic. A really friendly, trustworthy and dependable guy. Would definitely recommend him, especially if you want someone that makes learning to drive enjoyable.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Corinne Mee
Lipon was an amazing driving instructor! From the start he made me feel so calm during lessons and made them all enjoyable. He was very supportive throughout and thanks to him I passed first time!
Monday, 16 March 2020
Roxanne
Lipon was an amazing instructor. The teaching was structured and just the way I need it as someone who has driving for 10 years and have a lot of bad habits. Highly recommended!
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
James
Passed first time with Benn, was confident with my driving from all my lessons, felt prepared and very happy!
Monday, 09 March 2020
Maxwell
Lipon was my instructor passed first time, good experience and a very friendly person to learn driving with.
Saturday, 07 March 2020
Rairh
I’ve just recently passed my practical driving test, first attempt. I’m so pleased that I passed and I wouldn’t be able to do it without my driving instructor Ditta. All the lessons that I had were really worth the money. And I can’t wait to get myself on the road. So pleased with the results. Every lessons helped me to pass my driving test.
Thursday, 05 March 2020
Georgie
A big thank you to Neil! I passed my driving test today, first time and wouldn’t have been able to do this without his help. He went over everything in lots of detail and ensured I was always clear on the task and made me feel at ease when I first started learning. I would definitely recommend him as an instructor for anyone learning how to drive!
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Ellie
A big thank you to Andrew. I passed my driving test today with his help and all the tips I was given by him. He made sure I was always clear on the task in hand and made me feel at ease while learning. I would 100% recommend him as a potential instructor for someone looking. Thank you so much!
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Angivesh
Very grateful that Michael isn't the examiner. Passed first time Chertsey Test Centre. The lessons were way harder than the test, pleasing Michael is very difficult. Thank you to Hamilton Driving School to allocate me Michael as my driving instructor! Highly recommended instructor!”
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Tom
My instructor was lipon and I couldn’t of asked for a better instructor. We always had a laugh and when it came down to the teaching, it was second to none. In the end I passed first time which is amazing!
Thursday, 27 February 2020
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COVID 19/CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to government guidelines regarding social distancing and restricting non essential work here at Hamilton we have taken the decision to cancel all driving lessons until further notice. The health of our instructors, pupils and the public is paramount to us. Thank you for your support during these uncertain times and we will notify you when we are back taking bookings.

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