No.1 Driving School in Upminster

  • We have worked hard to establish ourselves as the no.1 driving school in Upminster. We have achieved this by using only the best quality driving instructors in the area who are all fully qualified, Grade A standard and rated a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 online. Unlike many other driving schools, we will never sub your lessons out to third-party instructors we don't know, you will receive teaching from an approved driveJohnson's instructor.
  • Why choose us? On average last year, pupils learning to drive with us in Upminster passed after just 22 hours of tuition, compare this to the national average of a minimum of 45 hours. Surely thats reason enough to take your driving lessons with us.
  • You will receive support in and out of lessons; with our helpful office team and exclusive learner app.
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Intensive driving courses in Upminster

If you want to pass fast and first time, in as little as 1-4 weeks, our intensive driving courses in Upminster are for you. We specialise in intensive courses and promise to get you the best results possible.

Start your intensive driving course the right way by taking our 2-hour assessment lesson. This assessment lesson will allow our instructor to assess your current driving ability and they can tailor a course specifically to your needs, they will also be able to give you an estimation of how many hours you're likely to need. We believe our unique method is the reason our intensive courses are so successful.


We've just knocked another £20 off our block bookings!

We are taking bookings to start from the 20th April 2020 onwards. FREE Pass Fast Pack on all block bookings, usually worth: £84.98


How much do driving lessons cost in Upminster?

New Starter Offers (Ends Soon)

  • 1 hour taster lesson
    £23 £20
    1 sold in the last 24 hours
  • 2 hour assessment
    £46 £40
    7 sold in the last 24 hours
  • 2 hour intro lesson
    £46 £40
  • 10 hour block booking deal
    £220 £200
  • 5 hour block booking deal
    £115 £110
    6 sold in the last 24 hours

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New Starter Offers (Ends Soon)

  • 10 hour automatic deal

Existing Pupils

  • 1 hour automatic lesson
  • 10 hour automatic rebook

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What do people think about driveJohnson's?

Rated 5 out of 5

Based on 15 customer reviews


Andy Sterne was my given instructor and I cannot express how glad and grateful I am that I got given him and how happy I am that I had the honour of meeting him. He truly goes above and beyond for every lesson and is thoroughly prepared for every difficulty I may have encountered. My first lesson with Andy was the first time I have ever even been in a driving seat and today I passed my driving test. This is due to not only Andy’s incredible dedication and ability to teach but also his supportive, caring and fun personality which was incredibly encouraging and optimistic. On days where I may not have performed as well, he would regard it a learning curve and made sure that I did not give up. I could not recommend Andy more highly and I owe my success to him.


Andy helped me feel confident throughout my learning with great ways of teaching. Very patient and understanding of a learning driver. He was just amazing and i feel lucky to have had such a great experience learning to drive. I managed to pass first time too!


Passed my driving test in Hornchurch today and have no hesitation in recommending my instructor Andy from drivejohnsons. Andy was always on time for my lessons, very patient and put everything in making sure I was fully prepared for the test.
Thanks again, Andy!


Andy is a superb driving instructor. Truely professional in every way, exactly what a learner needs. He made me the driver i am today, confident and careful. I was exceptionally nervous at first but Andy made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. He had handy tips and awareness skills to teach you exactly how to drive and deal with situations every driver faces from day to day driving. Even after I passed (1st time btw) he was still sending me tips and awareness skills. He answered all of my question and I had plenty. I cannot recommend Andy enough. He was simply perfect. Thanks so much Andy


Andy is a great instructor who helped me pass my test first time with only 2 minors. He has a very professional manner and pushed me to improve my driving each week and progress. Andy is an all round nice guy and brilliant teacher. Would highly recommend to all!

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Andy Sterne was an amazing instructor. He made the lessons relaxed at the beginning because I was very nervous. As I got better, he challenged me with new subjects so every lesson I felt like I was making progress.I passed with 3 minor faults, taking just 30 hours of lessons - which for me I was very happy with this outcome as some of my friends had taken over 50 lessons with their instructors.


Great guy and instructor who ensured he got to know me first before creating a lesson plan that was tailored to me. Also very flexible with booking times.


Andy helped me pass my driving test today on my first attempt! He is a wonderful instructor, always punctual for lessons, really knows his stuff and all round nice guy.
Thank you Andy.


For family reasons it was very important to me that I passed my driving test, which I did today. My instructor, Andy Sterne was very professional, well organised and put everything into helping me perfect my driving, and In the weeks leading up to the test, Andy gave me lots of encouragement in my ability to pass.
I would definitely recommend Andy from DriveJohnsons.


Andy is a superb driving instructor and a true professional. The best advantage I got with Andy being my driving instructor was that he carefully examined and pinpointed the key areas of improvement and tailored the lessons accordingly. He was always patient answering my questions though repeated many times. Will strongly recommend to everyone.Thanks a lot Andy


Had very little time to get my lessons in before my test but Andy was very understanding about it and planned out the best method for me in that time .Felt very comfortable with him in the car and he had great teaching methods would highly recommend him. And best of all passed my test with very few minors so I was well pleased.


Thanks to Andy Sterne’s excellent knowledge of the area, I passed my driving test today. He made sure I was fully prepared for what the test would be like and on the day itself, he helped me stay calm and was very encouraging. I felt a little nervous during the test, but I kept in mind his words of advice and this helped to pull me through.
Andy always arrived on time for my lessons and was quite often several minutes early! He was very patient and encouraging and really knows his stuff, answering any questions I had clearly. He helped me perfect all aspects of my driving before my test, leaving nothing to chance.
Thank you for all your help Andy.


Andy is a fantastic instructor!
He constantly pushed me and made me perfect every aspect of my driving in time for my test.
I passed with just 3 minors and they were really silly things because I crumbled a bit with the pressure.
Still, very happy indeed!
I would 101% recommend you take your lessons from Andy - you will pass in no time!!


I passed first time with Andy and enjoyed every one of our lessons. A friendly and calm instructor with great driving techniques. Every drive i felt safe and reassured by him. Would highly reccomend to everyone!

Thank you Andy for everything


Andy is a patient and professional instructor. He ensured that I was completely prepared for all eventualities that may have occurred during the test by preparing challenging and enjoyable lessons. I would recommend Andy to anyone who is looking to learn how to drive from a top class instructor.

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Our 1st time pass rate in your area 93.5% Over the last 12 months
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Nearest test centres to Upminster

DVSA Hornchurch Driving Test Centre

Do you have a question? If you have a question about driving lessons in Upminster, send it to us and we'll do our very best to answer it and add it to our frequently asked questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you have driving lessons during COVID-19?

As of 23rd March 2020, the government announced you should only go to work if it's absolutely necessary, with the advice being to stay at home until further notice.

We are still conducting driving lessons for critical/key workers on the front line of tackling the coronavirus. To learn more, click here.

I've never had any driving lessons before, how many lessons am I likely to need?

There is not a straightforward answer to this question as everyone is different. What we can tell you is that our driving instructors in Upminster have experience in teaching people of all different abilities and will work hard with you all the way to help you pass as quickly as possible. If you're keen to find out how many hours you might need, you can try our 2-hour assessment lesson and your instructor will be able to give you a rough idea.

Where is my nearest driving test centre for Upminster?

Your nearest driving test centre in Brentwood, just over 2 miles away. Alternatively there is a test centre in Hornchurch, just over 3 miles away. Your driving instructor will likely conduct some of your driving lessons in Brentwood, to get you familiar with the roads and test routes in the area.

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Where to find us

driveJohnson's Upminster, St. Marys Ln, Upminster, RM14 3BU
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