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We offer low cost Driving lessons, Intensive Driving courses, Pass Plus advanced training, Driving instructor training and much more!

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Driving Lessons In The North East

Welcome to ESM

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English School of Motoring provides quality driving lessons at affordable prices in the Teesside areas as well as Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool. We offer low-cost Driving lessons, Intensive Driving courses, Pass Plus advanced training, Driving instructor training and much more!

We started out providing driving Lessons in Middlesbrough and have since expanded to other areas such as Newcastle and Sunderland due to our formidable pass rates and our exceptional reputation. You can book driving lessons throughout the North East with the confidence that our instructors are not only highly-qualified but personable also.

Lesson prices are extremely competitive and you could save money on your driving lessons as we offer discounts on block bookings. Speak to us today to find out more!

We provide driving lessons and have instructors in the following areas: Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle,Hartlepool, Durham, Redcar, Richmond,  South Shields, Gateshead, Stockton, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee and Northallerton.

In The North East

English School of Motoring has driving instructors across the North East of England delivering quality driving lessons wherever you live. We prepare you for theory, hazard perception and practical tests so that you can begin your driving life confidently.

English School of Motoring provide fully qualified driving instructors whether it’s in Darlington, Newcastle, South Shields or anywhere in the North East, both male and female, offering one to one tuition over a two hour lesson period.

Our qualified instructors are able to deliver the best standards of tuition; providing feedback during lessons and recording your developmental progress at the end of each session.

English School of Motoring provides learner driving tuition and specialist driving courses, such as Pass Plus and intensive driving courses. We also offer instructor training and franchising to provide a rewarding career.

All cars are new, correctly maintained, dual controlled English School of Motoring branded cars. We teach our pupils to understand the importance of “safe driving for life”.

We provide driving lessons in the following areas: Newcastle, South Shields, Durham, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Peterlee, and surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for a driving instructor to guide you safely through your training, look no further than your local driving school. The English School of Motoring specialise in cost effective and affordable, driving lessons and courses for every learner driver. Our comprehensive driving instructor training courses are extremely good value too. Get in touch with us today by calling our freephone number 0800 0234389, or by using our online form.

Safe and Confident

Driving Lessons & Driving Instructor Training in the North East

Practical driving lessons, with excellent instructors, can make all the difference to your confidence when you’re driving. A good teacher, who’s had full driving instructor training, will record your progress and improvement in an ongoing process with an easy-to-understand method. All our pupils are taught by teachers who have attended intensive driving instructor training courses. Our fully qualified instructors will make sure you can practise for your theory test, hazard perception and practical test in plenty of time before your test date.

If needed, we will reassess your progress and driving skills and offer constructive feedback during every single lesson.

Competitive Prices

Affordable Driving Lessons in the North East

Our driving lessons are very competitively priced and you can save money with our discount scheme by booking a block of lessons. We will prepare you properly, in advance, for driving for life, as well as successfully passing your driving test.

We feel it’s more important to concentrate on the concept of “safe driving for life” than simply schooling you in the quickest way to pass your test. We teach our pupils to understand the importance of safe driving by making sure road safety and safe driving skills are thoroughly taught and learned right from the start.

Driving instructor training courses are also available.

About ESM

English School of Motoring – The reliable driving school available throughout the North East.

We have an excellent pass rate and have both male and female instructors to choose from. All cars are new, correctly maintained, dual controlled English School of Motoring branded cars. All of our instructors, in all of the locations that we provide driving lessons, are highly qualified and have had intensive driving instructor training.


Why Choose English School Of Motoring?

Looking for a cheap driving lessons near me? At the English School Of Motoring, we aim to provide our high quality services with experienced staff at a competitive price. Should you be living in Darlington, Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough, we are prepared to offer you a highly valued service at a competitive price.

Unlike many of our competitors, we understand that driving lessons for both instructors and learners can be a challenging process. Our instructors use their years of expertise to provide driving lessons to individuals across Darlington, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and throughout the Newcastle with a friendly and approachable service which takes your feelings and requirements into account.

At the English School of Motoring, we don’t just provide our competitive prices on a one off basis, we also ensure that you have built up your practice and experience across a period of time that your comfortable with. On average, it takes around 35-60 hours worth of practice to become a competent driver. Whether you are looking to be on the road independently before or after this time, we at the English School of motoring are here to guide you every step of the way.

If you are living in areas such as Darlington, Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, get in touch with our headquarters today by calling 0800 023 4389.


When I take the Introduction offer can I just do the 5 x 1hour lessons then decide if I want to continue
No the whole idea is we want to take you through to your test, but for whatever reason, if you wanted to leave at a later stage then we would reimburse you the 2 hours £10
Can anyone have this introduction offer Five 1 hour lessons for £25
Only if you have never driven before
Out of the first 2 hour lesson would I be up and driving or would it be just talking in the car.
No we would expect you to be driving
Can I do a block booking after I do the introduction offer
Yes you can block booking
Can I do an intensive course after I do the introduction offer
Yes you can do an intensive course after the introduction offer

Packages & Pricing

All intensive course prices include first



  • Four Hour Block
  • £36

Normal Rates

  • 1 Hour
  • £27
  • 10 Hour
  • £250

Intensive With Test

  • Pass Plus
  • £230
  • 5 Hours
  • £210
  • 10 Hours
  • £320
  • 20 Hours
  • £575
  • 30 Hours
  • £830
  • 40 Hours
  • £1070

Intensive With Test

  • Theory
  • £23
  • Practical Weekday
  • £62
  • Practical Weekend
  • £75

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