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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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When you are learning how to drive a car, the process of choosing a driving instructor can be quite a challenge. Luckily, this helpful guide can provide you with the helpful tips that you need for choosing a driving instructor that can meet your specific needs. Be sure to read on and learn more.

  1. Level of Qualification - You'll want to select a driving instructor that is highly qualified, someone who has a long and storied history of helping students achieve their desired objective. Before choosing an instructor, be sure to inquire about their past experiences and find out more about their specific plan for you as an individual. All driving instructors are not created equal and the more questions you ask, the more informed of a decision you can make.
  2. Pass/Fail Rate - In a perfect world, you will be able to hire a driving instructor that passes the vast majority of their students, as opposed to a more harsh instructor that is more concerned with finding reasons to issue a failing grade. Finding out what the instructor's pass/fail rate is provides a great deal of insight into their teaching methods. Every instructor's goal should be to pass as many as their students as possible, so take the time to find out as much as possible about their grading rubric.

  3. Discuss Your Transport - The type of vehicle that you are learning to drive in goes a long way towards determining your success rate. Make sure that if you are thinking of buying a manual car, take lessons in a car with manual gears.

  4. Level of Flexibility - If you are currently attending university or work a full time job, it can be difficult to find time to attend driving classes. Having a driving instructor who understands the ins and outs of your busy schedule and is able to work with you is instrumental to your long term success. In some instances, the instructor may be able to pick you up and drop you off, in order to make life a little easier.


Latest Reviews

I passed today first time with my instructor Dean. He was recommended to me and can't speak highly enough of him. Patient, kind and encouraging. thank you
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
My instructor was Lipon I passed 1st time with him I was recommended him by my cousin who also passed 1st time, his knowledge of driving and what the examiner want too see is excellent highly recommended
Friday, 30 April 2021
John W
Passed first time with my instructor Dean. As a nervous driver he was amazing at giving constructive and positive advice as well as minimising my anxiety's. My last instructors had made me incredibly nervous but Dean allowed me to progress and grow as a driver. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn to drive no matter your previous experience.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Really pleased with lessons that Dean is giving me.
Friday, 16 April 2021
Zayd fetnaci
Lipon was my instructor, and he was a very thorough teacher
Thursday, 17 December 2020
A huge thank you to my driving instructor Ditta. I passed first time. She taught me every single steps on how to be a good and safe driver. Very helpful and lots of patience. Would highly recommend her.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Passed first time with DEAN at Tolworth! Great objective and professional instructor. No wonder why he has good reviews all over Hamilton's website... Was unhappy with previous instructor who would make things look way more complicated than it actually is. Dean was great to turn this around by being honest and keeping it simple and objective as it should be. Might not be the cheapest hour ava...
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Lipon was great. I passed my driving test with him. Very easy to learn with. The experience was great.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Just passed today thanks to Dean! He is an awesome instructor and has incredible patience (it was needed with me at times...) making driving lessons incredibly enjoyable with his (terrible) jokes! Just before I started out with Dean, I had tried out other instructors and didn’t feel comfortable with their explanations (felt like things didn’t really stick) but felt very at ease with Dean and...
Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Passed first time with ben! Great instructor !! Thanks Benn
Monday, 07 December 2020
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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

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