The demand for driving lessons is unprecedented and like many other schools, the demand far outstrips our resources though we will always do our level best to help.

We have a waiting list we can add you to, so do please contact us via my email address ahwidgery@gmail.com with details of your regular weekday availability and postcode of where you reside and whether you are at college, school or work. Thanks.

COVID compliance

Instructors will be wearing face coverings and will have used anti-bacterial gel on their hands. Students too are expected to have washed their hands just before their lesson and to wear face coverings, covering their mouth and nose please.

Windows will be open to create as safe an environment as we can with plenty of moving fresh air.

Between every lesson, the car will be wiped down with Anti-bacteria wipes, all contact points. These will include the rear view mirror, the steering wheel, gear stick, handbrake, seat adjuster, seat belt connectors, indicator and light stalks, all dashboard controls, ignition keys and all points on the door that a student might touch including all controls.

Windows will remain open unless heavy rain is present to ensure good air  flow.

Any student showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the lesson will not proceed. Our primary concern is to keep every student  safe.

For those who want to register their interest in taking driving lessons and join over 100 of our current students, please text us on 0798 000 1055 with your name and postcode and regular weekday availability so we can plan accordingly, OR email us on ahwidgery@gmail.com

Please understand that like other driving schools, the demand for lessons far exceed our capacity to take everyone on but we will always do our level best for you. If we can’t assist in the short term, we have a waiting list that we can register your details, and contact you as and when students pass their test.


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Working Hours, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm, some Saturdays too

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     Andrew Widgery – Owner                        Kevin Trimming – senior instructor                                                   

TEXT us with any queries outside our office hours if urgent on 0798 000 1055

A very warm welcome is extended to you; thank you for visiting this site. A little about our team..

Andrew is married and has four daughters ranging from 30 down to 21 so he “gets” young people and knows how to communicate with them. That’s important.

Kevin is married and has an elder daughter and son in their early 30s and a younger son just finishing his gap year and lives in Effingham and comes with 31 years of experience. Kevin is also a top qualified instructor’s instructor besides having taught hundreds of pupils in his illustrious career to date.

We also have a wonderful young lady currently under training to expand our team and coverage. Samira who will be based in Haslemere will qualify later this year!

If you are at School, Sixth form college or Surrey Uni, we can collect you from there and drop you home or vice versa.

We operate primarily from Haslemere, Liphook, Godalming, Witley, Guildford, Woking, Hindhead, Headley, East Horsely, Effingham, Leatherhead, Weybridge, Chertsey and local areas and as of May, expanding into Petersfield, Waterlooville, Havant, Chichester and Portsmouth.

Later starters already established in their careers and who work from an office, school or factory,  we can either begin or finish at your place of work to make things easier for you. We like to be flexible.

A Star Driving School is here to impart a life skill that will make a significant difference to your life whether at the moment you have to rely on public transport, don’t want to wait at bus stops in the wet and cold or rely on your family and friends for lifts but want that sense of freedom and independence to go where you want and when you want. YES!

Whatever the reason, it’s important you pick a really good instructor. Please look at our customer reviews and satisfy yourself first that we are right for you. (click here to read REVIEWS )

Test centres covered are Guildford, Chertsey and Farnborough. (Chichester and Portsmouth in June/July this year).

Terms and conditions of business.

Your instructor has the right to cancel a lesson at any time. This may be due to poor weather, illness, car maintenance or similar and / or any other unforeseen circumstance. Where possible an alternative date / time will be given.

You (the pupil) must give your instructor at least 48 hours notice should you wish to cancel your lesson. Failure to do so will result in your instructor charging you full price for the lesson.

lf you (the pupil), wish to reduce the length of a previously arranged lesson, you must give your instructor at least 48 hours notice. Failure to do so will result in your instructor charging you for the full duration of the lesson booked.

All lessons must be paid for in advance or at the beginning of a lesson.

Payment is made to the instructor directly.

All practical driving tests MUST be confirmed with your instructor prior to completing the booking. This is to ensure both your instructor and the car are available for the test.

Your instructor reserves the right to refuse you the use of the car for driving tests in accordance with the rules as laid down by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency. This also includes tests booked without confirmation from your instructor (see above).

Driving License Declaration to be acknowledged prior to the start of the lesson.
“I declare that I have no convictions pending and there has been no changes to my circumstances that could affect my entitlement to drive”.

It is your responsibility to arrive for your driving lessons in a fit state to drive.
Should your driving instructor suspect that you are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or for any other reasons that may affect your ability to drive, the lesson will be terminated and the full lesson fee will be charged.

Social drugs and alcohol. It is your responsibility to arrive for your driving lessons in a fit state to drive.
Should your driving instructor suspect that you are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or for any other reasons that may affect your ability to drive, the lesson will be terminated and the full lesson fee will be charged.

You MUST NOT be under the influence of any medical drugs that affects your ability to understand and follow instruction. In the event of there being any sign of such and affecting your abilities negatively, your instructor will have no choice but to cancel your lesson, and you will be charged in full. Any prescribed medication that may affect your driving must be declared to your instructor but such details will remain confidential.

Our privacy policy.

New laws came into force on May 25th 2018 which apply to all organisations who record and retain data and information of their clients/pupils. All pupil information recorded on any pupil’s first lesson (by any franchisee associated with A Star Driving School Ltd), on their progress sheet is shared only with the pupil. Details recorded are their Name, Address, e-mail address, Date of Birth, Driving licence number, landline and mobile telephone numbers and payment details. These data sheets also record a pupil’s progress to assist the instructor to plan his/her lesson plan.

These details we confirm are NOT shared with anyone or third party and destroyed at a pupil’s request once they have either left the driving school or passed their practical driving test.

A pupil’s instructions in this regard will be acted upon and written confirmation that their records have been destroyed or removed from any computer records will be confirmed in writing.

Andrew Widgery


A Star Driving School Limited