The friendly, patient Lancing driving school with a high first time pass rate

We’re a Sussex-based husband and wife driving school on a mission: to make you feel comfortable, confident and safe on the road; ready to pass your driving test with ease at your own speed.

As highly experienced Grade 5 and Grade 6 driving instructors, we’ve taught students of all ages and abilities to drive at a pace that suits them. We help a lot with theory and hazard perception tests too, making things easy to understand with the patient approach you deserve.

We will be very honest about when we think you are ready, and will tell you straight away. We’re not the kind of instructors who will keep you longer for the sake of it, or push you if you’re not ready. It matters to us that you feel confident, comfortable and safe when driving. And we think our high first time pass rate proves that.


Known by his students for his calming and relaxed approach to teaching, Peter started Test School of Motoring in 1987 with the aim to provide a level of teaching that wasn’t around. He wanted to make sure that everyone got the best chance at getting their license quickly and safely.

Peter is a motor mechanic by trade so teaching how vehicles work and operate is based on first hand experience. If what’s under the hood has bamboozled, then Peter’s your man to tell you your head gasket from your expansion tank! Perfect for prepping for those test day ‘show me, tell me’ questions.


Friendly, informative and very patient, Julia joined Test School of Motoring in 2007. One of the few female driving instructors in the Worthing and Sussex area, Julia takes great joy in helping her students pass first time with a smile on their face.

For her, learning to drive is all about practice: she believes you need to make sure you’re confident to sit behind that wheel before taking your test, and her students are glowing about her ability to make them feel ready before they know it!

“Julia was fantastic – she has a calm and relaxed attitude and explains things really clearly. She is so dedicated – she took me from pedestrian to passing my test in under 4 months! I had such a laugh learning with Julia that it was quite sad when I stopped.”