Automatic Driving School Orpington is a small independent driving school offering highest quality driving tuition but at a normal cost. We specialise in automatic instruction and special needs clients eg those on the autistic spectrum (SAD).  Our prices are clearly shown on our site at: and our average number of hours to successful test is very low and our pass-rate consistently twice the national average.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Advanced driving lessons, intensive driving courses, Special needs, Autistic, Autism, ASD

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Approved Driving Instructor Grade 1 !00% Assessment

Serviced Areas

  • Orpington, Bromley, Petts Wood, Crofton, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, West Wickham, Knockholt, Halstead, Shoreham, Downe, Keston, Cudham Farnborough village, Biggin Hill, Sidcup, Swanley, New Eltham, West Kingsdown, St Mary Cray, St Pauls Cray

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, PayPal, Bank transfer

Contact Details

  Person Michael Howard
  City Orpington
  Postcode BR6 0PT
  Address High Street
  Phone Number 07733116640
  Mobile 07733116640

Business Representative

Michael Howard

Director Senior Instructor

Michael Howard is a Grade 1 qualified approved driving instructor. He is a retired police officer and was trained (Advanced Class 1) at the Metropolitan Police Driving School. He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motoring (Car and motorcycle) and is an IAM registered driving instructor. He spent most of his 30 years as a police officer in positions where he trained, guided and coached staff to the highest standards

Products & Services

Intensive driving courses

A1 Automatic Driving School only offer 1:1 driving tuition and we will tailor a course to the individual needs of any pupil. If you are considering an intensive driver trainingcourse, Alpha1 Driving School strongly suggest that you have an assessment to establish how much tuition time you will need, and the longest lesson duration you can get maximum learning from. We tailor courses to match the needs of each client

  • I would recommend this business
  • Cheap good training reliable
  • None

I was messed around with unreliable driving instructors turning up late or not at all for driving lessons with the school who receives himself as the largest local school.. The one from this school was more knowledgeable, reliable and cheaper.. Passed first time, thank you

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Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Had a great driving course with my lessons costing less than £700.. Passed first time. Thank very much for your help.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

A very professional, punctual, patient and learned driving instructor. All lessons were structured to suit needs to pass my test. Passed first time with zero faults because I had been trained to drive to a level required to do
so in not a huge amount of hours. A highly recommended driving instructor

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Orpington Driving School. A great first time test pass , well done
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Why Alpha1 How Alpha1 are cheaper Offers & Price List How we teach Experience Testimonials Review Feedback Statistics Find the best Driving Instructor Successes Theory test prep Mock Tests Who runs Alpha1? Automatic Driving School is an independent driving school offering all kinds of driving tuition e.g. We no longer possess specially modified driving school cars for clients with physical disabilities.