Driving Lessons in Croydon

Apex Driving School has been offering driving lessons in Croydon and surrounding areas since 1992. We have 15 fully qualified ADI driving instructors teaching. Our School offers lessons in all aspects of driving. If your needs are passing your manual or automatic driving test, refresher lessons, confidence lessons, motorway driving or pass plus. You name we have the qualifications to help you every step of the way.

Driving Lessons Croydon Surrey & Driving Schools Croydon Surrey.

Its important that you can be rest assured that ALL Apex Instructors are fully qualified with the Green Badge as proof. Also its safe to say they will live in your area and work the local test routes every day.


  • Manual lessons are £26 per hour, £125 for 5 hour or £240 for 10 hour

  • Automatic lessons are £27 per hour, £135 for 5 hour or £260 for 10 hour

Our Services

  • Full hour given
  • Manual & Automatic

  • Intensive Courses

  • Pass Plus

  • Gift Vouchers

  • Motorway / Refresher Lessons

  • Pick up from Home / School / Work

  • Parking Lessons

  • Dual controlled cars

  • Instructor Training

  • Theory test tuition (free)

  • Student rates

  • Block booking discounts

  • Nervous pupils

Our Team

  • Over 25 male & female instructors

  • Patient / Polite / Friendly

  • Local to you

  • High pass rate

  • Fully qualified

  • Reliable

  • Professional

Test Centres in and around your area

Please CLICK on any of the Test centres below to find out more about the test routes and view an ACTUAL test route taken straight from the D.S.A. website.

There are many routes taken by the examiner. But We at Apex have access to ALL the routes:

Areas of Importance when taking driving lessons in Croydon

The Croydon area can be tricky to negotiate, your Apex driving instructor will know which areas to take you depending on your ability and lesson plan for that day. A Suitable area is required for each lesson plan to go to plan. For instants its no good doing your reversing lessons on a busy road, thus be unable to perform the exercise enough times to master it independently. There are many aspects of driving so below are just a selection of lesson plans and areas suitable.

Lesson Plan : Moving away and stopping – Driving Lessons Croydon

Our Driving Instructors will take you to an area like Sandilands which is perfect for first time practising Moving off/Parking. This area is also excellent for clutch control and hill starts.

Lesson Plan : Lane Discipline

Purley way is very good for learning the importance of lane discipline and various traffic conditions. Also the area has a 40mph section, one-way system and a large roundabout.

Lesson Plan: Roundabouts

The roundabouts around the Croydon driving school test routes can be challenging, but rewarding when done well. Most important are the Mirrors are correctly used. Signals entering and exiting are correctly used. Lane and gear approach is essential too.

Lesson Plan: Junctions – Emerging & Entering – Driving Lessons Croydon

To be able to approach junctions safely and correctly you will need to perform MSPSL, Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed and Look. When emerging and entering from junctions, the best places for this can be found in the area around South Norwood high street and Thornton Heath high street.

Lesson Plan : Reversing exercises

Reversing exercises when taking driving lessons in Croydon can prove frustrating when other road users constantly turn up. Our driving instructors will be able to use places such as Green lane Norbury or Sandilands Croydon.

Lesson Plan : Pedestrian Crossings – Driving Schools Croydon

In town driving we will concentrate on the Pedestrian crossing of Croydon. You will learn how to recognise them and approach them safely.

There are many more places known to us for various exercises. There may well be occasions you need to be taken to another area for your test, for example Sutton. All our Instructors are just as familiar in any areas to give you the best places to go to improve your chances of a first time pass!

Customer Testimonials

“I enjoyed every lesson. The lessons were structured and fun whilst progressing on every lesson. My Instructor Ian was great.”

Dean from – Driving Lessons Croydon Surrey

“I could not find an instructor to take me on my test, that was Tuesday, and my test was Thursday morning. I telephoned Apex and i had a driving instructor phone me back within 5 minutes. We arranged 2 driving lesson’s before my test, (later i found out my instructor stayed out 2 hours after he should have finished work) I thought I could drive well, but i was surprised how many bad habits i had picked up. I needed a kick. My driving instructor knew his stuff, the first thing i said to him when i passed was you were so right. Glad i listened to him, now i don’t have to carry my work tools on the train anymore. Thanks again, Highly recommended!”

Regina from – Driving Schools Croydon Surrey

“I PASSED MY TEST FIRST TIME. I can’t thank my driving instructor enough for giving me my freedom. I was a nervous pupil from the start, but my driving instructor helped me overcome my nerves. I would recommend APEX to anyone wishing to start lessons. THANKS SO MUCH to my driving instructor and Apex office staff.”

Roberto from– Driving Lessons Croydon

Cant thank Apex enough for getting me through my Automatic test. The driving instructor even took me on the exact test route I went on my test. Brilliant! Thanks to my driving instructor, I don’t need buses any more.

All Other surrounding areas our Croydon instructors cover are below:

We offer driving lessons in many areas around South London. The areas our driving instructors cover include:

Addington, New Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Beddington, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Crystal Palace, Elmers End , Forestdale, Hooley, Kenley, Mitcham, Norbury, Norwood, South Norwood, West Norwood, Pollards Hill, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon, Shirley, Smitham, Sutton, Driving Schools Croydon, Thornton Heath, Waddon, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, West Wickham, Woodmansterne, Woodside.

Driving lessons are available in the Croydon Post Codes below:

CR1 SM2 SE11 SW4 KT4
CR2 SM3 SE19 SW8 KT17
CR3 SM4 SE20 SW9 KT18
CR4 SM5 SE21 SW12 KT19
CR5 SM6 SE22 SW16 KT20
CR6 SM7 SE23 SW17
CR7 SE24 SW18
CR8 SE25 SW19
CR9 SE27 SW20

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