About Us

If you’re looking to take the first step towards obtaining your licence, look no further than Kinghams Driving School.

While there are many options to choose from, very few can hope to match us in terms of affordability and experience. Founded and led by Steve Kingham, Kinghams Driving School is committed to providing students with an exceptional learning experience and an enjoyable learning environment.

Professional Driving Instructors in Bournemouth

Steve Kingham – Automatic Driving Lessons

Our automatic instructor based in Bournemouth, Steve Kingham qualified as a driving instructor in 1993 and initially started out working for the Bournemouth branch of BSM. Eventually, Steve branched out on his own providing students with weekly and intensive driving courses for beginners as well as refresher and advanced training. Steve is a top Grade A instructor and holds an NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction and a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development.

Kinghams Driving School is the result of Steve’s vision, and his passion is one shared by the rest of the team. Students can rest assured that when they choose us, they will be provided with driving lessons that are of the highest quality, all backed up by a money back guarantee. Steve and his team stay up-to-date with the latest driver coaching techniques and qualifications to help give students the skills and confidence to drive safely and pass their test on the first attempt. Why not check out some of Steve’s lesson reviews left by past students and get in contact.

Please Call or Text Steve for automatic lessons on 07749 621632

Leroy Gumbs – Manual Driving Lessons

Leroy, a DVSA Top Grade A instructor teaches in an Audi A3, providing manual driving lessons in Bournemouth and Poole to students of all ages and backgrounds. With over 10 years experience as a driving instructor, he recognises his ongoing success in the driver training industry is determined not only by his knowledge and teaching skills but also by his commitment to you, and the quality of lessons and support he provides. Leroy, an excellent communicator, helps you through the challenges of learning to drive safely, confidently, and in a manner that suits your way of learning. So whether you are a novice driver looking to start your driving lessons in Bournemouth or looking for pre test or post driving test refresher lessons to improve your confidence and road safely, just check out his reviews and get in touch.

Previously, Leroy worked for 16 years in managerial positions in food industry where he worked to develop the skills of others in a calm and positive manner through clear and constructive communication. These skills have helped him to become a top grade driving instructor in Bournemouth with a reputation for success, understanding students’ needs and providing the support and encouragement necessary to promote confidence.

Learning to drive can be daunting, especially in the early days of training, but Leroy’s calm and approachable nature will immediately put you at ease. Combined with his in-depth knowledge and well-designed lesson plans, you will soon gain the confidence and ability to pass your driving test and enjoy a life of safe driving.

Please Call or Text Leroy for manual lessons on 07818 220544

Contact Us

We provide weekly and intensive driving courses for beginner, refresher and advanced drivers of all ages, standards and abilities.

Southampton Driving Lessons are now available! Fill in the form to contact our friendly instructor and book your lesson.

Fill in the following form, alternatively give us a call on:

07749 621632 (Automatic)

07818 220544 (Manual)

Driving Lessons Bournemouth Students Can Count On

Our team all undergo continued professional development, and this is reflected in the quality of the training that we provide. Students will be able to progress quickly and safely towards obtaining their licence. Why is this important? Put simply; traditional techniques often end up letting the student down.

They aren’t sufficiently prepared, and it’s estimated that one in five drivers will be involved in a potentially serious accident before completing 250 miles of unsupervised driving. While most driving instructors will recognise and remedy faults with a view of helping students to pass as quickly as possible; we take a different approach.

We seek to identify the link between emotions and driver behaviour. By establishing this connection, we understand the context in which the mistake occurred and can better instruct the individual to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. You’ll find that very few other driving instructors in Bournemouth operate in this manner.

We feel that it’s this approach as well as our ultra-competitive prices and incentives that firmly set us apart from all the rest. Those looking for driving lessons in Bournemouth that come highly recommended need look no further than Kinghams Driving School. In addition to Bournemouth, we also instruct students throughout Christchurch, Poole and beyond.

Why learn with Kingham Driving School

Since launching in 1993, Kingham Driving School has been fully qualified to deliver exceptional driving lessons in Bournemouth and all surrounding areas. Every member of our team is up-to-date with the latest professional qualifications and driver coaching techniques and guarantee the very best driving lessons in Bournemouth.

At Kingham Driving School, we are also proficient in delivering exceptional automatic and manual driving lessons, pass plus courses, motorway driving courses, remedial and refresher courses, car parking lessons, and taxi test training. All covered by our money back guarantee for your peace of mind.

Please Call or Text your local instructor for more information about our driving lessons in Bournemouth.


After stop-starting driving lessons for almost two years I passed my test on the second try! Steve was always very encouraging and supportive and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor – thanks a lot!

Clare Hillsmith