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Driving lessons in Portsmouth & Southsea

Learning to drive should be an enjoyable experience, learning at a pace that suits you, with support from a professional driving instructor who understands when to push you. We have been offering driving lessons in Portsmouth for 3 years, and in that time have built a strong reputation for quality driving lessons, plus a high pass rate. Quality is key to us, and this shows in the top rated feedback on Google and Freeindex. Finalists in 2019 for the Intelligent Instructor Awards and Investors in People Awards.

How many times have you heard “My instructor has let me down” or “I don’t seem to be making any progress” ? this is a common comment unfortunately, however with Lendrums Driving School this is not the case, as our professional team of driving instructor’s will help you through all parts of learning to drive, plus including you on the journey, allowing you to be involved in setting goals for yourself, so you never feel you have not spent enough time on an exercise that worries you.

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Student Who Passed Their Driving Test in Portsmouth and Southsea with Lendrums Driving School

5 Star Rated Driving School

We love getting good feedback from our students and we are very proud to have a five-star rating on Freeindex and Google.

Areas we cover in and around Portsmouth and Southsea

Cosham, Port Solent, Hilsea, Landport, Portsea island, Fratton, Gunwharf Quays, Old Portsmouth, Hayling Island, Gosport, Havant, Emsworth, Widely, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Funtington, Bedhampton, Leigh Park, Denvilles, Warblington, New Brighton, Westbourne, Durrants, Red Hill, Southbourne, Woodmancote, Aldsworth, Portchester, Boarhunt, Southwick, Farlington, Cowplain, Widley, Waterlooville

Portsmouth & Southsea Driving Instructor Team

You are here as you want to have the best instructor’s. Here at Lendrum’s Driving School we have a team of driving instructor’s who are friendly, patient, understanding and professional, with a client centred focus, ensuring you the customer get the best from your driving lessons. If you’re a total beginner or if your looking for some confidence building on the road, we can help with all types of driving lessons.

Nicole - Driving Instructor in Southampton and Portsmouth - Lendrums Driving School

Nicole is one of our professional ADI Driving Instructor’ in Portsmouth. Nicole has been teaching for a long time, and is passionate about the job, and loves teaching people to drive. As Nicole will tell you, nothing gives more pleasure than seeing a customer go from a total beginner to pass the driving test, it brings such joy for everyone, as it is a journey and a life skill. Nicole will make sure when you do pass your test, that you have been taught all the necessary skills to drive confidently.

“Passed my test with Nicole after 2 failed attempts with different driving schools. She was patient, helpful and friendly, everything you want when learning to drive. She provided me with great reference points for manoeuvres and helped me to feel confident about driving. Cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Nicole was fantastic – very patient, explained everything thoroughly, really easy to get along with. I would highly recommend Nicole and Lendrums driving school. Many thanks :).

Nick, Portsmouth

Nicole was amazing and helped me keep motivated throughout my time learning and trying to pass my test. She was a great teacher and a genuinely nice person. Would highly recommend.

Finley, Portsmouth

Nicole is a fantastic instructor! She provides excellent lessons which are tailored to suit you. Couldn’t have passed without her! One of the best instructors out there!

Meherun, Portsmouth

Female Driving Lessons in Portsmouth & Southsea

Everyone learns in different ways and we strive to cater for all of our students’ individual needs on each driving lesson, to make sure your time and experience learning to drive is as positive and productive as possible. Being relaxed and at ease whilst learning to drive will help you to pass your test in good time and you’re more likely to develop good quality driving skills that you’ll carry with you throughout your time behind the wheel.

Making sure you are happy with your choice of driving instructor is so important to successfully passing your driving test and there are many reasons why some students feel more comfortable learning with a female driving instructor, so we want to give you the opportunity to have a female driving instructor if that is your preference.

The Female Driving Instructor directory reports that only 15% of the 30,000 driving instructors on the DVSA register are female, so female driving instructor’s can be hard to find. However, we’re delighted to have fantastic female driving instructors as part of our driving school in Portsmouth who you can learn to drive with.

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Discounts For College and University Students

We offer students a discount on driving lessons, plus we can pick you up and return you to college or university between studies or lectures, and depending on ability drive to or from home, which will maximise your time. We cover Portsmouth College, Highbury College, International College Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth, Havant & South Downs College.

Automatic Driving Lessons Portsmouth & Southsea

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Day to day life is getting more pressured, plus the roads are getting busier, so if you have not considered having automatic driving lessons then now maybe the time. Learning to drive in an automatic car is less stress, as there are no gears to negotiate your way through, leaving you more time to spend focusing on your general awareness and surroundings, plus the advantage of no stalling !! if you have sat at a roundabout or junction for a while trying to get out, automatic cars make life easier, when you decide to go, you go and no rolling back either.

If you have struggled in a manual car, or a person who is nervous or anxious, automatic driving lessons will be perfect for you. Automatic cars are top quality and you can buy the same car as you can if buying a manual, plus with the world being more environmentally friendly, cars are turning to electric gradually, and therefore will only be automatic. Just contact us to find out more.

Driving Lessons in and around Portsmouth & Southsea

The Portsmouth, Southsea and Waterlooville area’s are a wonderful place to learn how to drive. Quiet residential streets and large open roads along Southsea sea front are perfect for learning the basics and fundamental manoeuvers. Don’t get too distracted by the Spinnaker Tower, WW2 Soldier Memorial or wonderful views over the Solent whilst you’re driving though! Then, once you have the skills and confidence, drive into Portsmouth city’s narrow streets for lots of great urban driving practice. Navigate your way past the eclectic shops and artisan cafes of Albert Road or take on the speed humps along Fawcett Road.

Make your way around the busy A3 interchange by the Portsmouth University Student Union for some roundabout and traffic light experience, before taking in a bit of culture down the quaint roads of Old Portsmouth. Or why not head out of town to Portsdown Hill to practice your hill starts! Whatever the driving skills you need to learn or build on, there are plenty of places to go in and around Portsmouth and Southsea to keep your driving lessons interesting and most importantly of all, fun!

Surrounding areas, you have Waterlooville where you can take in the national parks such as Queen Elizabeths Countrypark and venture up Butser Hill, or visit Portchester Castle or Port Solent and its quaint harbour and wooden decks and walkways with restaurants where you can eat by the water.

During your driving lessons in Portsmouth, Southsea, Lee on the Solent, Portchester or Waterlooville, you will get to experience the busy driving of the dual carriageways, motorways, and busy city driving, which will prepare you for when you pass your driving test, and be exposed to driving all of these area’s to build your skill and awareness of varying road situations.

Once you pass your driving test, take a trip on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to France and drive the amazing French countryside.

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Our driving lessons in Portsmouth and Southsea offer great value for money. We can tailor a package to suit your needs and experience and can offer discounted rates for block bookings. All of our driving lessons include the use of high quality cars, a local pickup, friendly driving instruction, insurance and driving theory test tuition.

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Gift Vouchers Available

We offer Gift Vouchers for all our lesson types. For more information and to purchase, get in touch!