Are you new to driving, but the thought of it scares you?
Are you fed up with being let down by your driving instructor?
Does your instructor get angry if you don't get things right first time?
Are you learning faster than they can teach you?
Do you find the previous pupil sitting on the back seat?
Do you keep failing tests, but you're not sure why?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', it's time to change! Because these are the reasons why it's time to choose U-TURN DRIVING SCHOOL, East London.

Many of the most respected driving schools will expect their instructors to have a good success rate putting students through both the theory and practical tests, but this is not always the case. It is very easy for a bad instructor to hide behind a big name.

Are you looking for a driving instructor in East London? At U-turn driving school we pride on being able to look after your individual needs. To find out more get visit our website and get in touch @

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Intensive courses, Pass Plus, Refresher Courses, Theory Test Help, Hazard Perception Training

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • DSA ADI, BSc (Psychology), DIA

Serviced Areas

  • Limehouse, Stepney, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Bow, Mile End, Clapton, Forest Gate, Dalston, Hackney

Payment Options

  • Cash, Cheque, Credit and Debit cards accepted

Contact Details

  City Forest Gate
  Postcode E7 0AT
  Address 34 Vansittart Road
  Phone Number 08009561024
  Tollfree 08009561024

Customer Testimonials

"Simon is an excellent instructor, with a very friendly personality. He's extremely patient and notes down your weak points in order to ensure that you become an all rounded safe driver. He makes sure that all uncertainties get completely covered, and everything is justified with a logical explanation. I had difficulty passing my test for a while, but when I chose Simon, I passed very soon! As he's a grade 6 instructor and with a psychology degree under his belt, all his skills really come through when he teaches you in that driver's seat. He's very professional and reliable and without him I couldn't have passed! Driving is for life so learning to drive is probably one of the most important part of your life and I think everyone needs to learn with Simon so that we can all be excellent safe drivers!"

Great driving instructor. I passed my practical on my first time with only a few hours in. Learning how to drive in london is no walk in the park and the instructors calm and patient attitude really helps fight the stress and fear a new learner like myself could face while learning to drive. I've changed instructors 2 times before this one and I could see the difference in how much faster i improved. 5/5 would recommend.

Very good school, with excellent driving instructors, who provide solid guidelines in a professional and well-mannered approach. I can not highly recommend it enough you will defiantly not fail with this school.

Excellent instruction, very patient instructor, clear and articulate and easy to schedule time with. I highly recommend U-Turn Driving School! Get your practice in; what are you waiting for?

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This is Nuwaid Badeckandy, who passed his practical driving test at Wanstead on April 5th, 2018.
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From Our Website

Lessons and mock practical tests are recorded on DashCam so that you can review your driving, make sense of complex situations, learn from mistakes and see your improvements. You can take copies with you on your Micro SD card or, on request, they can be uploaded privately to YouTube, where only you can see them. Once you start taking lessons with U-Turn, you'll be enrolled, free of charge, to the full Theory Test Pro training course with access to ALL the official Theory Test questions. You will also get a free voucher for the DriverActive online course by John Farlam, one of Britain's leading experts on driving and learning to drive.

U-Turn Driving School, in association with the Tri-Coaching Partnership offers a course that will not only help you pass all three parts confidently, but will help you to fulfill your potential of being the best instructor you can be. There are hundreds of courses that offer driving instructor training. Some exist just to make money, others are there to try and just get you through the three parts of the test using outdated teaching methods. The course integrates all three parts of the test and will cover coaching in lesson planning, risk management, teaching and learning strategies and role-play while focusing on your talents as an individual.

U-Turn covers a number of different Practical Test Centres. Clicking on the names below will give you direct information from the DVSA about their pass rates, location and availability. Mock tests can be arranged to help you get the experience of the real thing on real test routes without the extra expense and stress of failing the DVSA test. This will help to highlight the areas that might go wrong for you in test conditions, so that they can be worked on and help you get ready for that first-time pass.

This is performed on a computer terminal where you give your answers by touching the boxes on the screen. There are 50 questions in all, of which you need to answer at least 43 correctly to pass this section. You'll have 57 minutes for this, so that's more than one minute per question. Some questions will need more than one correct answer and you'll only get a score if you give all the correct answers for that question. This is performed on the same terminal. Fourteen video clips are shown to you where you have to respond to things happening around you.

This is what people who have just passed have often been told by parents, uncles and just about anyone with some driving experience behind them would have you believe. Pass Plus is a scheme that was developed by the DSA with input from driving instructors in 1999 because of the disproportionate accident rates among new drivers. For example, in Fife, Scotland, the Pass Plus scheme helped to bring down the percentage of young people blamed for accidents from 69% to 42% in 4 years. Your course will have some flexibility in that some of the modules can be incorporated into the same lesson, but the minimum length is six hours.

This is where you can find hints and tips on some important and sometimes difficult parts of learning how to drive. You may find some of these pages useful, as the information here is based mainly on the experiences of other novices.