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Latest Driving Test Success


H passed his driving test first time on 5 July 2024 at  Bromley




"Richard is an excellent teacher who took me from zero to passing first time in several months.

He has a great teaching style, is extremely patient with you and strikes a very good balance between knowing when to step in and help and letting you become progressively more independent.

Highly recommend. Thanks!"

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M passed his driving test first time at Hither Green test centre on 20th June 2024



"My experience driving with Richard was excellent. He is calm, thorough and very detailed in his instructions. Booking lessons was flexible and straightforward. Would highly recommend his services."

Darian passed his driving test first time at Hither Green test centre on 11 June 2024

'Legend. Incredibly patient and very open to silly questions. I’d learnt before but nearly 20 years ago and Richard assessed how much I remembered very quickly and we moved on from there rather than starting from scratch. Passed first time! I will forever remember SUPER LEFT.'

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Beth passed her test 14 May 2024 at Mictham

"Richard is such a calm and patient driving instructor - I couldn’t recommend his driving lessons enough! He helped me get back into driving after a long pause and regain confidence in my skills. He is very knowledgable and great at giving feedback for constant improvement. I felt I was always in safe hands and really learnt to enjoy driving again. I passed with two minor faults! Thank you Richard!"

Lauryn passed her driving test first time 13th May 2024 at Mitcham

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Tosin passed her driving test first time at Bromley 30 April 2024

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Elisha passed her driving test 22 April 2024 at West Wickham

"Passed my driving test today after having lessons with Richard. He honestly taught me so much! I’m so glad I found him - he’s a great guy 😊"

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First time pass for Astrid at West Wickham 9 April 2024


"An excellent teacher! Helped me pass first time. I found 2 hour lessons really useful in giving me enough time to drive and feel confident in the car. Richard is really patient and was great at helping me improve on weaker areas of my driving. Would definitely recommend."

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Jack passed his test first time 25 March 2024 at West Wickham


"Richard is a great teacher. Very calm and patient and honest when he needs to be. I passed first time today with only two faults and it was all down to his lessons and him giving me the confidence to get test ready. It was a pleasure to meet somebody who is good at their job. Highly recommend!"

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Olga passed her driving test !5th March 2024 at West Wickham

"Richard was a fantastic driving instructor. He was patient and explained things clearly, making learning to drive much easier that I expected. I am really glad I chose him and passed my test because of his way of teaching. Highly recommend!!!"

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Tyler passed his driving test 4th March 2024

Beccy passed her driving test 20 February 2024


"Richard is great! Super patient and helpful. Was encouraging and direct about my driving ability the whole way through. He shared useful info about the current climate of booking tests and encouraged me to get booked in early. He was also a pleasure to be around in the lessons - we had a laugh which made the whole thing so much less daunting. Thanks Richard!!"

Louis passed his driving test 17th January 2024 at Bromley test centre

"Richard is an excellent driving instructor and a great man. I was made to feel calm and confident from my first lesson with him. I cannot recommend enough!!! Thankyou Richard!!"

Hettie passed her driving test on 15th January 2024 at West Wickham


"Richard is a great instructor! Very patient and calm and made me feel at ease. Flexible with lessons especially with all my cancelled tests. Would definitely recommend! "

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J passed his driving test first time at Morden test centre on 6 December 2023

"Drove with Richard for about 30 hours and passed my exam first time. He was patient with me, flexible with lessons, and a great teacher."

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Lauren passed her driving test at Morden driving test centre 20 November 2023


"Richard is an amazing driving instructor, incredibly knowledgeable and patient, and I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with him. His calm and kind personality will put even the most nervous driver at ease and I am pleased to say that I passed my test with one minor thanks to his instruction ! Thanks Richard !"

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Stef passes her driving test at Bromley test centre 9th November 2023


"Richard is an excellent instructor!
I had driven in Italy for many years and in the beginning it was very confusing to adapt myself to a different way of driving but Richard kept me motivated and with patience he points out the mistakes immediately and recommend on how to avoid them going forward.
He made me practise until I become a confident and competent driver and ready to pass my driving test!!
I am very grateful and I recommend Richard for his exceptional teaching skills to pass your test!"

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Anna passes her driving test  at Bromley test centre on 1st November 2023

"Richard was an excellent instructor and I couldn’t recommend him enough! He was calm and patient and always on time. Really easy to book slots with 10/10!"

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Krys passed his driving test 12 October 2023 at Bromley test centre with just two driving faults recorded 



''Richard is a fantastic instructor, fully recommend. Always calm whilst being thoroughly attentive throughout the whole session and provides constant feedback that helps you build a solid foundation of good driving habits. I feel very comfortable behind the wheel thanks to Richard. Many thanks!'


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Celimar passed her driving test first time from a complete beginner with just 46 hours of tuition on 21 September 2023 at Bromley test centre.



"I passed first time today and can only recommend Richard as an instructor! He was always on time, provided useful feedback throughout and has been patient and kind! You will be in good hands with him." richard atkins driving school

Dora passed her driving test first time at Bromley on 6 July 2023 


"Starting driving has been a very “big thing for me”, Richard always made me feel comfortable, safe and relaxed! Very easy to manage bookings, payments and schedules. I passed at the first attempt!!"

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Quy passed his driving test 26th June 2023 at Hither Green

"Best driving instructor in london!"

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Erin passes her driving test first time at West Wickham 5th April 2023

"Passed first time!! Such a great instructor with great technique, patient professional and always on time!! Would 100% recommend!!' driving lessons  Camberwell

Anetta passes her driving test first time at Morden test centre 24th March 2023


"I would highly recommend Richard Atkins to anyone who wants to learn how to drive properly. He is an amazing teacher, calm and professional. Im highly impressed with his skills and i cannot thank him enough for passing on to me all his knowledge. May the sun shine on him at all times! Thank you Sir!"

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Dom passed his driving test 1st time at Mitcham test

centre 22 February 2023


"Very good driving instructor. Always provided useful feedback, made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout. Passed first time with his tuition, recommend to anyone looking for lessons. 10/10"

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Edwin psses his driving at Morden 3rd February 2023


"Richard is a patient and reassuring instructor. He helped me to identify what I needed to work and had lots of helpful advice and encouragement. I highly recommend him!"

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Matt passes his test at Hither Green 27th January 2023

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"Richard‘s professional and thorough teaching style helped me pass my test first time with 2 minors in just over 30 hours. He allowed me to make my own decisions out on the road, whilst improving my judgement and approach to tricky situations, so that now when I’m driving on my own, I won’t feel unconfident because I don’t have a more experienced driver sitting next to me.

I’d highly recommend Richard to anyone looking for a relaxed and competent driving instructor

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James passed his driving test first time at Morden test centre on @4th November 2022

"I cannot recommend Richard enough. He was patient, encouraging and always pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and continuously improve. I went from having no driving experience to passing first time and being confident on the roads. Thank you Richard!


Thanks for everything!"

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First time pass for Emily at Hither Green test centre 31 October 2022 with Zero faults! Amazing!!!


"Can't recommend Richard enough, really calm and encouraging instructor - he helped me pass first time with zero faults! Really enjoyed the lessons, it was a pleasure to learn with him."

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Jude passes his test first time at Bromley test centre 13th October 2022

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Giulia passed her driving test first time at Bromley test centre 11th October 2022


"Richard has been the most amazing instructor I could ask for! I knew it since the first lesson we had, when I realised how patient he was explaining every single feature of the car and what their use was, as I was a very first time learner. He’s taught me everything so perfectly without having to get on the driver seat but by making me do it! He has also definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, realising my strengths and my weaknesses and how to improve everything. I passed my test on my first take, he made me feel so confident and he prepared me for literally anything the instructor would ask me to do! I’m so happy now with my driving licence :)
Could not recommend him enough, thank you Richard!!!"

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Christa passed her driving test first time at Hither Green test centre 28th September 2022


"I passed first time with Richard and would 100% recommend having him as your instructor! He’s super patient and made the process of learning enjoyable"

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Billie passed her driving test first time in 40 hours at West Wickham test centre September 2022



"Richard was an amazing instructor especially as I was so nervous to begin with. He made me feel at ease, everything he explained to me was very clear and helped me to feel confident and I managed to pass first time because of him"

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Unity passes her driving test first time 23rd August 2022 at Mitcham test centre

"A brilliant instructor whose patient, detail-orientated approach helped me pass first time after never having been behind a wheel before!"

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Maya passes first time with just one driving fault 22 June 2022 at Bromley test centre

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Tom passes his driving test first time at West Wickham test centre 9th June 2022.

Taught from scratch to pass in 70 hours (Covid interuppted)

Learning to drive with Richard was a real pleasure. He's an attentive, friendly teacher who never makes you feel stupid or like a lost cause. I'm delighted to say I passed first time and I owe that to Richard 100%. I thoroughly recommend his driving school!

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Pele passed his driving test 28th April 2022 at Hither Green first time

"I want to start off by thanking you Richard, without you I wouldn’t have accomplished passing my driving test - 1st time 😀 it’s a brilliant feeling!

Richard is an outstanding instructor who is very patient and encouraging , he gives the best advice for beginners , he is very calm and collected and helps you progress through the different stages of learning to drive.

Richard has built my confidence and made me feel secure I look forward to being on the road and I’ll definitely give you a beep whenever I see you.

I would recommend him 💯 Once again Richard thank you!"

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Elyse passes her driving test first time at West Wickham 8th April 2022

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Megan passed her driving test 23rd February 2022 at Hither Green test centre


"Since the beginning Richard has been a consistent and calm driving instructor. Learning to drive has been a long journey, with one pandemic, 2 moves across London and 3 driving instructors, however whenever I’ve been learning with Richard I feel confident and relaxed, but he also pushed me to be the best driver I can be. I passed 2nd time, but it’s the 1st time with Richard as my instructor, and that’s a credit to his teaching and preparation (he also gives a great pep talk!). For anyone taking on learning to drive in London, I couldn’t recommend anyone better to teach you. Thanks for everything Richard, it’s been a real pleasure!"



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Zaynab passes her driving test  4th Febuary 2022 at Bromley Test Centre

"I would 100% recommend Richard as a driving instructor! Taught me from scratch and helped me become a confident driver, passing with only 2 minors. He’s very patient, reliable and encouraging which is very important. Had an amazing experience learning to drive with him!"

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Molly passes her driving test 1st February 2022 at Bromley 

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Hi im Richard and I operate an independent driving school in South London.

I have been teaching for 20

 years and this experience means I have an excellent first-time pass rate for new learners, equally I enjoy working with learners who just haven’t managed to pass yet with other instructors.

I am friendly and patient and the majority of my learners come to me via personal recommendation. 

I welcome learners of all ages and abilities. As well as teaching from scratch, I also offer refresher lessons and motorway lessons.

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