Learn to DriveWith Maidstone's favourite Driving School
Learn to Drive:
Learning to Drive is often one of the most important milestones in your life, giving you the freedom and independence you need to travel for business and pleasure. Maidstone Driving Academy is an independent, family-run driving school, with DVSA Class A Certification, who understand the importance of mobility to family life.
The ethos of Maidstone Driving Academy is “learn to drive, not just to pass” – Although we will give you all the skills you need to pass your test, we will focus on teaching you how to drive on today’s roads, not JUST how to “tick boxes” to pass.
Driving lessons include:
• Tuition from a fully qualified driving instructor (ADI, DVSA Grade A).
• Driving from your 1st lesson, NO lessons just sitting around talking.
• Support through Theory and Hazard Perception training.
• A fully insured, clean, new and dual-controlled tuition vehicle for you to drive.
• ONE to ONE driving tuition, NO car sharing.
• Digital Driver Progress Log emailed to you after each lesson.
• We can collect you from home, work, college etc (within reason!)
We always recommend, where possible, that you do 1.5 or 2 hour driving lessons and don’t take big breaks in between lessons. This is because you spend longer in the driving seat and have more time to perfect the skills that you are studying. In the long run you will need fewer lessons and will be ready for your driving test quicker than those people doing only 1 hour driving lessons! If you take big breaks in lessons, you may forget what you’ve previously learned and have to spend more time and money re-learning previously learned skills!
Meet Pete, Owner and DVSA Grade A Instructor at Maidstone Driving Academy.
Pete has been driving for over 35 years, and has a wealth of urban and rural driving experience, having lived and driven in London and Kent.
Pete is a personable, friendly instructor, who will make you relaxed from Lesson 1 until you pass.
I offer a personalised, tailored approach to each student’s lessons, whether you’re a new driver or a more experienced learner, I will make each lesson count…Peter Stanhope
We’re very fortunate to have helped coach a range of pupils into becoming genuinely roadworthy drivers. See some of their fantastic feedback below.
Pete is amazing makes you feel so comfortable behind wheel and very instructive throughout! Great experience would recommend to anyone looking to drive! ???
March 8, 2022
I would highly recommend Maidstone Driving Academy!! Pete has been amazing with our daughter Beth,he’s patient and reassuring and made her believe she can do it ?I can’t thank him enough Thanks Pete
February 26, 2022
Pete has now taught two of my children to drive and I know they're confident and safe on the road. He was reassuring and patient with both of them, provided written updates of their progress and thoroughly prepared them both to take their tests. Highly recommended! ....now could I just book you in advance for child no 3 when he turns 17 in Feb 2024? ?
January 22, 2022
I would like to say how amazing Pete is as an instructor and a friend! In April, I had no clue as to how I would even start an engine let alone drive a car but with great lessons and hard work from both of us I managed to pass first time just ready for Christmas. He is a very patient man always thinking of new strategy’s and ways to help - he will never give up! Thanks Pete! Katie B
December 16, 2021
I would highly recommend Pete for anyone wanting to learn how to drive, I passed on my second try and he did everything to help me with getting me ready for my test. He was really patient and made the whole driving experience easier. Thank you Pete for teaching me!
October 4, 2021
Pete has been amazing supporting our second daughter through 2 Lockdowns resulting in her passing first time! Our older daughter also learned with Pete and passed first time - thank you Pete
July 22, 2021
I would definitely recommend Pete for a driving instructor!! Not only did he help me pass first time, he is patient and immediately puts you at ease.
July 13, 2021
First class driving instructor, very calm & patient teaching style massive help with a nervous learner, I cannot recommend Pete enough he was the best!!
September 4, 2019
best driving instructor I could ask for, patient yet firm and honest. I also really enjoyed his email reports after the lessons as I could look back and focus what I needed to improve. would highly recommend
July 27, 2019
I couldn’t recommend Pete enough!! He is an amazing driving instructor, so patient and helps you through anything. Passed 1st time with his help! Definitely recommend!! ?
April 25, 2019
Pete is very friendly and patient, makes you feel at ease straight away. I didn’t start from scratch but he was very observant at picking up the bad habits I needed to get out of to get my license back!
November 13, 2018
pete is a fantastic driving instructor he is very patient and understanding and is a lovely guy
October 1, 2018
All around amazing!
June 6, 2018
Peter is the best instructor I had very patient talks me through everything makes me understand everything kept me calm helped with my nerves he is the best instructor in Maidstone I had thank you for your help would recommend Peter to anyone who is learning to drive�
May 17, 2018
I couldn't thank Pete enough for what he has done he went above and beyond and did everything he could.
September 22, 2017
Practice for the DVSA Hazard Perception Test, recognising hazards safely before they emerge.
Show Me, Tell Me
Practice for the ‘show me, tell me’ part of the Driving Test, with example questions and video.