Driving Lessons in Bournemouth

Are you looking to take the first step towards freeing yourself of public transport or having to walk everywhere?

Before you secure your driver’s licence, you must first learn how to drive. At Kinghams Driving School, we’ve made this process super-easy. We offer bespoke tuition with the option to learn at a pace to suit you. Our driving lessons in Bournemouth are affordable and delivered by highly trained instructors. To get started, phone our Steve Kingham on 07749 621632.

Professional Driving Lessons, Bournemouth Residents Would Happily Endorse

While learning how to drive is more commonly seen as a rite of passage for young adults, it’s also not unheard of for people to start learning in their 20’s, 30’s and even much later in life. Whether you’re chomping at the bit or have been putting it off for a long time, if you’re looking to book driving lessons, in Bournemouth, Kinghams Driving School is the name to remember. Our lessons are affordable, professionally administered, and bespoke to your specific circumstances and capabilities.

While many schools provide Bournemouth driving lessons which simply teach the necessary skills, we go one step further. Statistics show that one in five drivers will be involved in a potentially catastrophic road accident before even completing 250 miles. To help mitigate this risk, when students make a potentially serious error, we help them to understand the behaviour that led to that mistake. By putting this into context, we can help them understand the link between emotions and driver behaviour.

Combine this with the fact that we’re continually staying up to date with the latest training techniques, and you can be assured that you’ve come to the right company for driving lessons in Bournemouth. Our team will take even a completely unseasoned driver with no prior driving experience and turn them into a safe, responsible, well-rounded motorist.

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

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07749 621632 (Automatic)

07818 220544 (Manual)


    Learn More About Our Bournemouth Driving Lessons

    Now that you’ve read through a brief introduction of our services, we’d like to take this opportunity to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Hopefully, these answers should give you a better understanding of what to expect from our driving lessons in Bournemouth.

    How Much Do Our Driving Lessons Cost?

    From there on out our driving lessons in Bournemouth are priced at £40 per 1-hour lesson. Paying for the longer slot allows you more time with your instructor and brings down your lesson’s cost compared to two 1-hour slots. For an even bigger discount, we recommend booking a 10-hour block, which will cost you £380 for both manual and automatic lessons.

    Please note that our block lessons are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Block lessons can be taken either intensively, daily, or weekly to suit you. For more information or to discuss our prices with us, call Kinghams Driving School today.

    How Many Lessons Will You Need?

    The short answer is – how long is a piece of string? Everybody is different, and some have a natural aptitude for driving while others do not. If you’re well-coordinated and take to driving like a natural, you likely will require the standard number of lessons or fewer. In comparison, someone who isn’t well-coordinated might take longer before they are ready. What’s important to bear in mind is that when you book driving lessons in Bournemouth with us, we never push you to go faster than you’re comfortable with.

    On average, around 46 hours of professional tuition are usually required, along with a significant amount of private practice to ensure a high probability of passing the practical test. But no two students are the same. We’ve had students with previous road experience pass their test with less than 20 hours of training. Another student with no prior experience passed with less than 30 hours of training.

    To help you succeed, our Bournemouth driving lessons cover all areas of the syllabus, ensuring you’re well-equipped with the skills you’ll need to eventually pass your test. The syllabus is comprehensive and covers areas such as:

    Driver Cockpit Drill

    Correct Use of Mirrors

    Stopping and Road Position

    Turning into and Out of Junctions

    Main Road Driving

    Car Ancillary Controls and More!

    What Qualifications Do We Have?

    Those who choose to take their driving lessons in Bournemouth with Kinghams Driving School will have peace of mind knowing that our instructors are fully qualified. Steve Kingham – founder of Kinghams Driving School – carries a BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching Development. He also holds an NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction and is A1 Assessor qualified. He teaches our automatic courses.

    Leroy Gumbs is our resident manual driving instructor and is a DVSA Top Grade A-rated instructor with years of success under his belt. Between the pair, you can rest assured you’re in safe and capable hands. Both are very capable instructors having provided professional driving lessons in Bournemouth to countless students over the years.

    What Driving Courses Do We Provide?

    Here at Kinghams Driving School, we offer a wide range of course options. When you think of driving lessons, Bournemouth residents, it’s easy to think that once you’ve learned how to drive, that’s the end of it. But there are other reasons you might need to seek out our expert instructors. Below, we’ve listed the other course options we have available:

    Pass Plus

    Taster Lessons

    Taxi Lessons

    Intensive Courses

    Motorway Driving

    Refresher Courses

    For information about any of these driving lessons in Bournemouth, make sure to call and speak to our friendly team.

    Why Learn with Kinghams Driving School?

    If you’re decided that now is the time to start taking driving lessons in Bournemouth, look no further than Kinghams Driving School. While you have many options available to you, not all driving schools are made equal. Ours was founded by Steve Kingham, a DBS-checked, fully qualified driving instructor with more than two and a half decades of experience. Along with his colleague, Leroy Gumbs, Steve is committed to providing students with an enjoyable, relaxed environment in which to learn and develop.

    Over the years, we’ve built an impressive reputation and an excellent portfolio of students who’ve successfully obtained their driver’s licence. Many of our former and current students wouldn’t hesitate to recommend us to friends and family, and many have. This fact makes us immensely proud as a customer-focused school providing affordable driving lessons in Bournemouth.

    Our reputation is based on the quality of our driving lessons. Bournemouth students know that we stay up to date with the latest coaching techniques and qualifications. Both Steve and Leroy are committed to on-going professional development to ensure our high service, and tuition standards are maintained. What also makes us a popular choice is the flexibility of our lessons. You can learn at a pace to suit you, taking lessons whenever you want.

    Lastly, those considering driving lessons in Bournemouth but concerned about spending money for little gain should take note. We offer great benefits such as beginner and block-lesson discounts as well as excellent cashback options. Plus, if you’re not satisfied with the training you’ve received, we offer a quibble-free money-back guarantee. So, there really is no risk in reaching out to Kinghams Driving School.


    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


    Contact Us to Learn More About Our Bournemouth Driving Lessons

    If you would like to enquire further about taking driving lessons in Bournemouth with Kinghams Driving School, call our area manager today on 07749 621632. For manual tuition, you can contact Leroy on 07818 220544. You can also reach out by emailing us at either stevekingham@kinghams-driving-school.co.uk or leroy@kinghams-driving-school.co.uk. Lastly, you can get in touch by filling out our online contact form.