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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.


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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In our latest blog about driving lessons and learning to drive, we talk about the factors that make a good driver.

Few of us can wait and as soon as we get to our seventeenth birthday, we cannot wait to get behind the wheel and start learning to drive but few of us appreciate what skills it really takes to become a competent driver, until we're much older.

  • Patience
    The first and the most important quality of a good driver is patience. Most road traffic accidents are caused by impatience. Impatience can lead to several unpleasant occurrences. Impatience leads to over-speeding and you know the likely consequences of over-speeding.

    It is also impatience that will make a driver try to beat the traffic light or refuse to stop on seeing the red light. This act alone can lead to a head-on collision with a vehicle going across as your own red light means a green light to some other motorists coming across.

  • Discipline
    Every driver has to have some level of discipline if he wants to succeed in passing his driving test. It is discipline that will prevent him from disobeying traffic rules and regulations. It is also discipline that makes him obey traffic officers. Not only that, it also helps a driver prevent himself from taking dangerous decisions like driving under the influence of alcohol.

    In fact, some drivers do not get drunk at all, whether he is planing on driving or not just-in-case an emergency arises.

  • Responsible
    A good driver takes responsibility for all his actions whether behind the wheels or not. It is true that nobody is beyond making mistakes but a good driver admits his mistakes, takes responsibility and also makes necessary corrections to prevent something similar happening again.

  • Keeping sharp
    Staying alert behind the wheel is highly important. Do not let yourself become distracted with the radio or making calls whilst in the car. Believe it or not some people carry on their lives as if they were not driving - even eating or putting on make-up whilst travelling at 70mph!

  • Proper care
    A very good driver ensures that his vehicle is in top condition all of the time. If there is a fault and he can’t fix immediately, he does not use the car until the fault is fixed. Imagine driving car with a faulty horn. Isn’t that the height of carelessness?

If you need a driving instructor, why not talk to our professional, friendly and helpful team of instructors? Give us a call today and we can help answer any driving related questions or book your first lesson with us.

Learn to drive with Hamilton School of Motoring in Mitcham, Guildford, Wimbledon and across Surrey and London. Visit our Areas Covered page for a full list of towns that our instructors cover.



Latest Reviews

Passed first time with benn. Great instructor very patient and kink.
Friday, 22 October 2021
Goran Vigurs
Passed first time in September after a few months of lesson with Neil. He is a fantastic instructor who not only was brilliant at communicating where I needed to improve, but also he was very accommodating with flexibility and cancellations over the covid period. Would 100% recommend him to anyone looking to to learn!
Friday, 22 October 2021
Passed with Benn what a fantastic and reliable instructor, thank you so much
Monday, 04 October 2021
Mike helped me pass my driving test! He was super flexible in fitting me in on a tight schedule and helped me become more of a confident driver! Thank you for everything Mike
Monday, 04 October 2021
Just passed my test having had Dean as an instructor for the past few months, it was a really good experience. He's a good teacher, very patient and communicates well and the lessons are fun and laid back but still very effective.
Monday, 04 October 2021
Ditta is an amzing instructor. She was very helpful. She was able to take me from finding driving difficult to being able to pass first time! Would 100% recommend.
Saturday, 02 October 2021
Lipon was a great instructor, very friendly but importantly a very effective instructor. Always flexible and great teacher, would 100% recommend.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Alannah Gibbs
I finally passed my driving test today because of Mike. I am so lucky to of had him as an instructor. He helped me with my confidence as well as driving. I am extremely thankful.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Passed first time with Benn
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Fraser Edwards
Lipon is my instructor, he is an amazing instructor and such a nice person. We always have laughs in the car and i look forward to his lessons. He even came to Southampton with me as it was the earliest test i could find. He has been the most amazing help and i am sad to not have any more lessons. Thank you mate
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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Thank you for your patients during this time of uncertainty. We are pleased to announce from 12 April 2021 we will be resuming Covid-19 secure lessons following government guidelines. Please contiune to be patient as we already have a waiting list so are expecting the next few months to be extremely busy while we adjust.

If you have a lesson booked with us please ensure you read our Covid-19 information page which includes information on what you can expect during your driving lesson

Thank you for your continued support.

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