Driving School with a proven record

Our average learner driving in Northampton took just 26 hours last year. That’s practically half the national average. Last year we produced over 20 Zero minor drivers too/perfect passes. One of our instructors Lee Parmenter racked up 7 zero minor passes on his own. driveJohnson’s driving school in Northampton specialises in helping you learn quickly with modern teaching techniques that are centred to the pupils needs! With a first time pass rate of over 90% do you really need to check out any other driving schools in Northampton? Check out our latest prices which are currently on sale.

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We offer tailored made intensive driving lessons in Northampton giving you a higher chance of passing first time compared to a fixed cost/fixed template intensive course. Learning to drive is a skill that everyone picks up at different speeds and also using different teaching styles. That's why we believe structuring our intensive driving courses in Northampton is better for you. We offer courses where you can pass in 1-4 weeks. We even offer courses over 6-8 weeks. We want you to finish every lesson knowing you have progressed and got your monies worth, that's why having the option to choose your course type is essential if you want to pass first time and save money in the long run!

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What do people think about driveJohnson's?

Rated 5 out of 5

Based on 55 customer reviews


Glenn is a Fantastic driving instructor, very happy with my end result, strongly recommend


A massive thank you for getting me through my test, I will be recommending you to everyone possible. You are fantastic at what you do, very patient and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Wouldn't have wanted to pass with anyone else. It has been a please, thank you again x


Glenn is an excellent instructor.
I took lessons once a week for a year till I passed on my second time with two minor faults; Glenn always took the time to answer all of my questions remarkfully helpfully. He was always calm and considered as you want in an instructor and therefore I would highly recommend him.


Passed my driving test this morning after having lessons with Lee in Northampton. Thank you so much.


Glenn was a pleasure to be taught by. Always calm and relaxed causing no pressure on me learning. Showed me great confidence when I wasn’t sure on something. Helped me the along the whole journey to ensuring I passed first time. Would like that thank him a lot and also have no complaints against him.


My driving instructor Will was fantastic - patient, very good at explaining and providing feedback after lessons. Helped me feel comfortable and confident which lead to me passing first time.


Glenn Jones is the best, most understanding, caring, calming and positive instructor in Northamptonshire. He helped me to achieve a first time pass and regain my confidence after having a bad experience with a previous instructor. Glenn was the driving instructor of dreams; he explained things multiple times in ways that were easy to comprehend, despite me asking numerous times, helped me to calm my nerves and settle my worries. Look no further for another driving instructor in Northampton - Glenn is the perfect driving instructor for everyone!


Glenn Jones is an amazing instructor! He really helped me gain confidence with my driving and was very patient whilst I got my bearings round the car the first few lessons. I felt under no pressure to rush my learning experience as he understood everyone learns at different speeds. Am forever grateful for my first time pass!


Amaar is a great instructor and a top man.
I took 25 hours of lessons and passed first time with only 2 minor faults.
If you want to pass first time then Amaar is the man for the job!


My instructor, Glenn went over and above, even fixing my broken glasses before the test! He was clear, concise and flexible, often changing my pick up location to suit me and without complaint. Glenn was very patient and i passed second time with 0 minors.I would really recommend him.


Fantastic instructor. Could have passed without your Lee!!


Learning with Glenn was an incredibly positive experience, he really helped me to gain confidence in my driving as well as the experience that I needed. He was always so friendly and helped me get to grips with everything that I needed to know. Thanks to Glenn, I have passed my test and am more confident as a driver.


Can't recommend Glenn enough as a driving instructor - he is very welcoming, friendly, patient and supportive. Since the very first time I got in contact with him, he has been nothing but helpful and has always made sure to get back to me as quickly as possible. I always felt at ease during lessons and Glenn’s encouragement and support helped me to build up the confidence and self-belief within myself about my driving ability.


Amaar has been an excellent instructor to learn with and is very open and friendly. I am so glad I was recommended to him, I had previous experience driving but he helped correct all my bad faults and was a great help in me passing my test. He didn't waste any time and each lesson was enjoyable.


Great Instructor. Teaches you thoroughly! Managed to past my test first time with just 3 minors. Would highly recommend him to instruct you.


Has been an extremely positive experience right from the get go. I was very lucky to get Shaun Farrington as my instructor and would gladly recommend him and drivejohnsons to anyone.


Glenn jones was the best driving instructor by far, was always there to help no matter what the problem was, very patient and would highly recommend. Great service, friendly and knowledgeable. With all of Glenn’s help I passed first time with only 3 minors which I’m happy about so thank you!


Amaar has been a really great instructor to learn with, he genuinely cares and has always been positive and patient. I am really pleased I learnt to drive with him, his good advice helped me pass first time. Thank You


What can I say about Christine?? Well she got me through my extended test with only 1 minor! She is an extremely talented instructor who certainly knows her profession. I would 100% recommended her to anyone facing the challenge of getting their licence back.


Just want to stress my immense gratitude to the best instructor in Northampton - you really are. Allowed me to learn so much in such a short space of time. Really thoroughly enjoyed every lesson. From the first lesson we got on with it. Wish you all the best.

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I would like to say a huge thank you to Amaar, firstly you took me on at such short notice and you was amazing to learn with. Easy going, great to talk to, you made me feel relaxed and I enjoyed every lesson. You are always so possible and patient. I have already recommended you to my sister who you are now currently teaching and my friends. You will not find a better instructor to learn with. Cheers.


Thank You Amaar - I passed first time with 1 minor. Will miss our chats about football and lessons in general. Top quality guy and instructor.


Margot is an excellent driving instructor as she is an honest, patient and understanding person. She carefully noticed which areas I had to improve and helped me to be a confident driver. I would definitely recommend to anyone in the future. Thank you Margot for all your help.


Thank you soo much Allan. Amazing driving instructor!!


Glen is an amazing instructor and it was a pleasure to learn from him, always helped and supported me whilst learning. Would recommend him to anyone


Thanks for helping me pass first time, you were brilliant throughout (even with my dumb moments) would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again


Glenn is a good instructor that i would recommend. He was patient and flexible with any lesson time changes. Thankyou


Highly recommend Glenn as an instructor as he offers significant support and patience on the road whilst you are driving. He was always calm and reassuring whenever throughout my lessons and all credit goes to him for my first time passing. As well as the banter during our sessions, my road confidence grew and I felt comfortable behind a wheel.


Glenn is an excellent instructor who is always understanding, patient and helpful. I worked 40 hours each week but still managed to have a lesson without fail thanks to his flexibility. His knowledge of the Northampton roads is immense and helped me be prepared for any test route that may crop up. It was very easy to create a good relationship with Glenn, and he was completely transparent with telling me what I was doing great at and reminding me on any errors I made. I highly recommend him for any learners.


Glenn was a pleasure to learn to drive with
Lessons were relaxed and I was under no pressure to pass as well as being enjoyable.
100% recommend and with his help I passed first time with no minors!


Melvin is so far the best instructor I have met in 20yrs! He's well experienced, respectful and patient. He has postive attitude and genuinely passionate about his work. I would recommend him to all. Thank you Melvin for making me believe in myself and passing after just one attempt.


Rafal is a brilliant driving instructor and it was an enjoyable experience learning to drive with him. Thank you


Thank you so much for helping me pass first time, you were the perfect instructor as I was struggling with being nervous but you didn't lose your patience and suited the lessons to my needs. I would recommend you 100% to anyone learning to drive.


Stephen was great, he made me feel comfortable and we had a laugh. I enjoyed the lessons and passed first time, thanks Stephen


I thought my lessons with Steve were really good. I'm really happy I chose to go with driveJohnson's in the end. Passed with 5 minors and haven't looked back since.


Cheers Tony, finally passed my driving test. Only wish I'd find Tony sooner and I would've saved myself time and money! Best driving instructor around hands down.


Melvin is the best driving instructor very professional has a lot patience. Melvin makes u feel comfortable. You look foward to very lesson. I had no driving experience at all yet i passed my driving test first time and its all down to Melvin thank you. I would recommend melvin.


Margot is an absolutely amazing instructor. She has helped me develop so much over the past year and a half not just on my driving, but also my confidence. She has been amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. I will and do recommend her to anyone who wants to start driving, they will have the privilege of meeting a very wonderful woman. Thanks Margot!

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Amaar is a great instructor, without him I would be useless at driving. He is so patient and I genuinely feel comfortable with him, we have always had a laugh and that's definitely boosted my confidence when on the road. I have to say I will really miss our lessons but thank you so much for your advise and help allowing me to pass first time :)


Brilliant instructor and overall really nice guy. Had over 30 hours driving experience with him and managed to pass my test first time with zero minors. Glenn's knowledge of roads in Northampton is incredible, taking me down any of the potential test routes I could have had and also giving me valuable driving experience around other busy roads to boost my confidence. Would thoroughly recommended Glenn to anyone wanting to learn to drive.


Previously learning to drive I knew I was an nightmare to teach to drive not only not getting along with people but being generally nervous! Having failed 2 tests and not having faith in myself! Having received lessons from Glenn he has had the time to understand the best way of my learning and how to efficiently teach me! I PASSED within 5 months of having Glenn for lessons and made me believe in what I could do! I would highly recommend Glenn to anyone for his time his patience and his belief in me to get me though! Anyone who needs to learn to drive go with Glenn!


Amaar is a great instructor, very patient and has loads of tips to pass on. I am delighted he helped to get me pass my test first time. Thanks


Margot has been an amazing instructor to me over the past few months and is incredibly patient with new, nervous drivers. She was always happy to answer any of my endless questions about the practical test and driving in general. She helped me become a much more confident driver in the weeks running up to my test and taught me how to control my nerves, helping me to pass my test first time, something which I never would have thought possible! I would definitely recommend Margot to anyone learning to drive in Northampton.


Really nice instructor, really helpful, always wants the best from each pupil. Helped me pass 1st time!! Glenn also went out of his way to pick me up from college just so I could have a lesson!


Margot has really helped me since I moved driving schools and I have now passed my test! She is friendly and patient, I was a nervous driver at first but Margot has helped boost my confidence and helped me gain a lot of driving knowledge. I would highly recommend Margot to any one that wants to learn to drive. Will miss having lessons with her!


It was honesty a great journey learning to drive with Glenn as he was constantly reassuring and gave great advice! Would highly recommend.


Glenn has been extremely helpful for me and has allowed me to learn well and quickly and pass my test first time! I will/ already have recommended him to a friend! Thank you!


Fantastic instructor , would 100% recommend , Taught me everything I needed to know in great deal and helped me pass first time , can’t thank him enough :)


Where do I even start? Honestly I wouldn’t have passed my test on a first attempt if it wasn’t for Margot. Thank you so much for everything, I know I probably wasn’t the easiest student to work with but you were so understanding and so patient with me. I didn’t have any confidence when it came to driving at first but now I’m so excited to be on the road. Thank you so much for all your support, I know I’m going to miss our lessons. I will highly recommend Margot to anyone that wants to start their lessons or even those that are looking for a new instructor. You’ll be trained by a lovely woman, who will not only be patient with you but will help you get the knowledge and skills you need to pass your test.


I want to say a massive thank you to Amaar. You are seriously unbelievable at what you do, easily the best instructor around. You saw that I was confident on our first lesson we went on the roads. I managed to pass my test FIRST TIME and in only 12.5hrs worth of lessons. You saw that I was capable and allowed to me to book my test which I will never forget.

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

DVSA Northampton Driving Test Centre

Gladstone Business Centre, Gladstone Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7QA

1st time pass rates

2015-2016 50.2%
2016-2017 53.8%
2017-2018 52.0%
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Test tip of the month for Northampton

When leaving the driving test centre, you may be asked to turn right onto Gladstone road and then at the next roundabout, you may be asked to follow the road to the right sign posted to Kingsthorpe. You must keep off the white hatch markings and follow the left lane all the way around the roundabout following the ahead road markings to Kingsthorpe.Should you get confused and follow the right road markings, you will go back to the driving test centre and that will be ok. You could stay in the right lane and go around again, keeping off the white hatch markings and exit the roundabout in the left ahead lane to Kingsthorpe.

Melvin Meakins - driving instructor in Northampton

Frequently asked questions by pupils in Northampton... Show more

Frequently asked questions by pupils in Northampton...

How many driving instructors in Northampton do you have?

We have approximately 20 driving instructors in Northampton, choose from Male, female, manual or automatic transmission.

Where will I go on my driving lessons and test in Northampton?

To name a few areas on your test; Queens Park, Dallington, Abington, Weston Favell, A508 dual carriageway going up to the roundabout that meets the A45 and more. In regards to where you will practice; For beginners you will start somewhere quiet and near your home to begin with, as you improve your instructor will begin to take you over more and more test routes once you have grasped the basics and you are approaching your driving test.

Do you have Grade A driving instructors in Northampton?

Yes, we have many Grade A driving instructors. We even have instructors who hold advanced driving qualifications and also provide driving instructor training for those who seek a career change and want to become a driving instructor.

Can I start and finish my driving lessons in different locations?

Yes you can. We always recommend letting your instructor know in advance if you are changing a pick up/drop off point so they can plan their day and schedule enough time to get to you and then get to their next pupil too. Many learners start their lessons from their home at 7/8am and then get dropped off at work/college. Some learners prefer to be picked up from work/college and then finish at home. Whatever your requirements, we are pretty agile and easy going to accommodate these simple requirements.

My last instructor with ??? driving school use to shout at me. Can I request someone who is patient?

Sorry to read this, we are extremely confident you won't be allocated a driving instructor in Northampton with us who shouts. We have a great bunch of instructors covering Northampton and we have never received feedback regarding shouting for the NN postcodes. In the event you are unhappy with your instructor, we would always want to know as we want everyone to enjoy learning to drive with us.

Can I learn to drive in Northampton and take the test somewhere else?

Yes you can. We would ask a few questions to do with your requirements and why you want to take a test elsewhere. If the reason is to get an earlier test, then we do have instructors that can provide driving lessons in Kettering for example leading up to your test, should you choose to take the driving test there.

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driveJohnson's Northampton, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN3 3HN
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