Orpington Alpha1 Driving School is a small independent driving school offering high quality driving tuition at 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: https://orpington-driving-school.com/driving_lessons_prices.php and our average number of hours to successful test is very low and our pass-rate consistently twice the national average

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Met Police Advanced Driver.
  • Institute Advanced Motorist registered Instructor.
  • Approved Driving Instructor Grade 1 !00% Assessment

Serviced Areas

  • Orpington, Bromley, Chiselhurst, 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, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  Person MIchael Howard
  City Orpington
  Postcode BR6 8EJ
  Address La Tourne Gdns
  Phone Number 07733116640
  Tollfree 08443 444999

Business Representative

MIchael Howard

Director Senior Instructor

  • I would recommend this business

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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  • I would recommend this business

A great thank you to Michael at Alpha1 who got me through my test really quick. My brother paid more than twice what I did for driving lessons and took months more than I did.

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  • 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.

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  • I would recommend this business

Michael, at Alpha 1 is such a good driving instructor. He is very calm and patient and instills confidence right from the first lesson. He has taught both my children to drive. My daughter started lessons with another local instructor and after paying for lots of lessons she went for her test and failed. Luckily we found Alpha 1 and after just a few lessons with Michael her confidence was restored and she passed with only one minor fault.

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  • I would recommend this business

My son is on the autistic spectrum and has Asperger syndrome. He had been turned away by 2 local driving schools saying he was unteachable. Micheal really reached Shammi, cutting through his difficulties in communication in an astonishing way. Shammi passed first time with 1 fault. This success in driving has given him new confidence, and really changed his life so much for the better.

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Customer Testimonials

I was messed around by 2 of the larger driving schools and wasn't getting nowhere. Heard about Orpington driving school getting my cousin through test who has Asperger. After months and a load of money wasted, I got more out of the first lesson with Michael than all the other lessons.. I just passed my test at Sidcup with only 12 hours lessons. I really liked the mock tests experience. They were exactly like the real thing.

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From Our Website

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? Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School is an independent driving school offering all kinds of driving lessons. Our driving instructors teach in manual and automatic cars to learners, advanced and specialist clients. We continually train people on the autistic spectrum, and other special needs, many of whom have been turned away by other driving schools as being untrainable!


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? Our rates are quoted for multiple hours i.e. 1.5 hour long plus sessions. Single hour lessons are not cost effective and mean more 'hours to test' which adversely effects our statistics of which we are proud. We give 2/hour reduction for block booked (paid in advance) of 10 hours, e.g. 280 for 10 hours daytime midweek times, and are arranged in the same way as hourly le normal lessons.


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? Defeating your nerves - thorough full explanations on the causes, effects, and means to control nerves. Getting it right every time - Through training in every driving skill area, through the application of set and exact processes for eeach aspect of driving. Get to know what you face - extremely realistic Mock Tests to identify nerve issues, which can then dealt with.