Your short cut to passing your practical driving test


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Andrew Widgery – Director/Owner

Consider what a great Birthday present driving lessons could be to someone special to you or a family member!

Personalised vouchers can be sent to you to present to the recipient on the special day whether they are for a starter 2 hour lesson or a discounted block of lessons or to someone not yet old enough to drive on the roads; a Dunsfold track experience for children over 14 years old, they have the time of their lives! See details here These courses are not restricted to those Under 17 but also for those wanting to start their learning in a non pressured and very safe environment.

Driving lessons not only teach you how to drive safely and with due consideration to other road users but teaches you an invaluable life skill.

It frees you from the limitation of public transport and reliance on others and provides a level of independence that perhaps you don’t have right now.

So the next step is how to choose a good instructor…….. that’s not always easy as many of our pupils who in some cases come from other schools tell us.

Your choice as to a good instructor isn’t about trying to find the cheapest but should in part be guided and influenced by recommendation or referrals and that his or her style of instruction must suit you and how you learn.

Is he or she patient; does he or she have a level of sensitivity if you are very nervous by nature or lack a little self confidence. These qualities are important if you are to feel relaxed and calm and don’t finish each lesson like a wet rag and collapse with nervous exhaustion on entering your front door and reaching for the bottle!

Before deciding on our services, take a minute or two to read our customer reviews and see if what you read sits well with you. We want you to make the best choice for you.

Our lessons are a standard 2 hours in length which gives you the pupil the best return on your time as we can cover the maximum within a time frame and really make rapid progress. We can accommodate a 1.5 hour lesson if two hours isn’t available within your timetable.

Whether you are brand new to driving and have never driven before or have had some lessons from another school either recently or a long time ago, is accommodated with enthusiasm, understanding and experience.

Lesson prices

With the sharply rising fuel prices and the increases in all motor insurance, we have regrettably had to reflect those overheads.

Before paying, please read our terms and conditions below; thanks

1.5 hours                            £50.00 

2 hours                               £65.00 

Motorway course           £40.00/ hour, minimum 2hrs

PassPlus  Course            £190.00 (3 x 2hrs course)

Discounted schemes

The following  discounted packages apply ONLY if paid on or before the first lesson

9 hour block booking £280 -(6 x 1.5 hours) – saving £20 

10 hour block booking £299 -(5 x 2 hours) – saving £26 

2 hour Dunsfold Private track Saturday sessions £120 including hire of track and £95 for the 1.5 hour session

Please read Terms & Conditions below; thank you

Paying for lessons

Cash: Please pay your instructor directly on the day in advance of your driving lesson. If you are not able to pay for your lesson in full then the instructor may not be able to conduct your lesson.

Please pay electronically if not in cash; no cheques please

Those preferring to pay electronically please see details below; thank you

Bank Transfer:

Account Name: A Star Driving School Ltd (for payments to Andrew Widgery)

Account Number: 26203762

Sort Code: 09-01-29

Reference: your name

Account Name: Kevin F. Trimming

Account Number: 92259265

Sort Code: 40-47-08

Reference: your name


 Account Name: Ralph Dalton

Account Number: 38048618

Sort Code: 07-04-36

Reference: your name

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. The only exception will be in very serious circumstances.

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 at the beginning of a lesson please.

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”.

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.

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