Learning to drive is a fun, exciting and rewarding experience. If you have never driven before, only have a little driving experience or feel in need of refresher lessons, youíll want to make the right choice from the many different driving schools operating in Balham.
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We are a top-rated and reliable driving school in Balham with an average of 9.9 out of 10
We use the latest driving techniques to ensure you become a safe driver
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Local driving instructors
Male & Female instructors
Patient and friendly instructors
Door to Door service
DVSA fully qualified
Block booking discount or pay as you go
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Lessons & Courses in your area
1-hour, 1.5-hour or 2-hour Lessons
Beginner and refresher driving lessons
Lessons to build confidence
Manual driving lessons
Automatic driving lessons
Pass plus courses
What are your terms & Conditions?
All cancellations must be made 48 hours before the time of the booked lesson or the normal lesson fee will be charged
All our driving instructors are self-employed franchisees, therefore we act as their agent
Herne Hill Driving School cannot be held responsible for any payments you decide to give to your instructor on your lessons.
In the unlikely event, you are unhappy or need help resolving an issue, you can contact the office and we will try to help resolve the situation.
Like any type of cash purchase; be it from a shop or your driving lesson, you are entitled to ask for a receipt. Please ensure you ask for a receipt on the day of paying cash to the instructor. You must inform us immediately after the lesson if you havenít obtained a receipt and you would like one.
All personal information and details are given to Herne Hill Driving School are used to deliver the service intended and records are kept strictly with Herne Hill Driving School and your driving instructor and are not used or given to any third party
3 - PRACTICAL TEST
We reserve the right to withdraw the car for a driving test, should the pupil not be up to the test standard required, 5 days notice will be given, this will give you time to reschedule the test and not lose the test fee. We cannot be held responsible for postponements of lessons due to illness or mechanical breakdown, nor for any driving tests postponed by the DSA.
How do I prepare for my first lesson?
Make sure you have a provisional licence. ...
Remember your glasses/contact lenses if you need them. ...
Wear suitable shoes. ...
Book a lesson at a time that is suitable for you. ...
Ask questions if you are unsure about something
Should I learn in an Automatic car?
Automatic cars are now increasingly common, not only are they easier (and more relaxing) to drive than a manual, in some cases they can be better on fuel and can cost less to maintain. Automatic cars are generally easier and quicker to learn in since there is no emphasis on learning to use the clutch or gearstick, this means it´s more than likely going to be more expensive to learn to drive a manual car as you will need more lessons.
Should I learn in a Manual car?
The first thing to bear in mind is if you learn to drive in an automatic car, you will only be allowed to drive automatic cars going forward whereas if you learn in a manual you can choose whether you want to drive a manual or automatic once youíve passed your test.
A manual licence covers both types of cars while an automatic licence only covers automatic cars. However, the cost of driving lessons isnít cheap and, inevitably, learning to drive in a manual car takes longer as you have to be trained to use the clutch and the gearbox. This means itís more than likely going to be more expensive to learn to drive a manual car as you will need more lessons
However, automatic lessons are often more expensive so itís worth doing the maths before you make your decision.