Ashtead, Surrey is an ideal place to learn to drive as the location allows both semi-rural and urban driving. Hamilton School of Motoring offers you the best choice of instructors in and around Ashtead. All of our instructors are registered with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Association (DVSA), and are members of the Driving Instructors Association. We also belong to Checkatrade, which means we are recognised for being reliable and professional in everything we do.

If you are nervous about driving or have never driven a car before our friendly, patient, driving instructors will put you at your ease and ensure you drive as well as you possibly can. If, on the other hand, you just need a few minor tweaks and a bit more confidence to enable you to pass your test with flying colours, our Ashtead-based team of instructors will provide bespoke help with the things you are struggling with.

Ashtead is a village in Surrey, on the A24 between the towns of Epsom and Leatherhead, and close to the M25 motorway. It is situated on the North Downs, so you will get lots of experience driving along hilly or rural roads before your test.

Test centres

There are three driving test centres close by: Tolworth (5.16 miles); Sutton (6.06miles) and Morden (5.44 miles) and your driving instructor will ensure you have the necessary experience in whichever area you will take your test. In addition, there are several other test centres within a 10-mile radius of the town, so you have a wide choice.

Ashtead’s main thoroughfare, The Street, is the oldest part of the village and has many historical and listed buildings. Other main roads nearby are Craddocks Avenue, Barnett Wood Lane and Woodfield lane. The quiet residential streets leading from these provide a relatively traffic-free area in which to master the basics of driving, while the nearby A243, which runs parallel to the M25 for a couple of miles, provides plenty experience of large, busy roundabouts and fast dual carriageway driving.

Once your test date and location have been confirmed, your instructor can arrange for you to do a practice test in the relevant area. This practice run may include some of the roads and hazards you will encounter during the test itself, so you can be confident you possess all the necessary skills and knowledge to pass first time!

Learning to drive

At Hamilton we have years of experience and know how difficult, stressful and time consuming learning to drive can be. We also realise the freedom that it gives you so we do our best to make sure that each of our students passes in the quickest time possible but also without rushing them.

Our instructors will take the time to ensure that you are a safe and confident road user. There are many aspects required to learn to drive including handling the car, learning road signs and knowing what to do in an emergency. Your driving instructor will take the time to ensure that you have all of these skills before putting you forward for your test.


Book your driving lessons

If you would like to book driving lessons in Ashtead, please get in touch with us. We will do our best to ensure that we find the most suitable car and instructor for you with a range of options. For example, if you would prefer a female instructor, just let us know. We can also accommodate you with a manual or automatic car and if you would prefer a Pass Plus or intensive driving course, just let us know. You can call us on 0800 804 6899 or get in touch here.


Instructors Wanted!

We are recruiting driving instructors to join our team. If you are already qualified then please get in touch or if you are interested in becoming a driving instructor, you can find out more about our instructor training courses.