PJ's School of Motoring

About

With over 20 years of experience, we offer a professional and friendly service specialising in first time drivers, nervous drivers, disqualified drivers, disqualified drivers and motorway driving.

In addition to this we are also happy to do all we can to help our pupils pass their tests and beyond, by offering, help with theory tests, mock driving tests and pass plus.

We feel that by offering a variety of choices we can adapt our service to meet your individual needs and so you can go at your own pace, hourly lessons, discount block bookings and intensive courses.

Lessons

For over 15 years we have provided a professional and friendly service to our pupils with a first class pass rate. We aim to give our very best to every pupil to enable them to achieve the high standards that are needed to drive safely on todays roads. With great patience we put at ease "First Time Drivers" and "Nervous Drivers," allowing them to build confidence. Our service offers multiple choices giving you great flexibility and the chance to go at a pace that is best suited to you. So whether you choose "Hourly Lessons" or an "Intensive Course" we guarantee to work with you to help you achieve your goals. In addition to this we offer help with your "Theory Test" and "Mock Driving Tests" to give you a better feel of what to expect on the day of your tests. After all is said and done we are willing to take things one step further by offering "Motorway Driving Lessons" and "Pass Plus" to build up your experience. If you are a disqualified driver then we are happy to help you through your extended test. We feel that to provide a good service we need to be adaptable, flexible and patient with the ability to listen to our pupils and that is what we offer you.

Theory Test Advice

There are two parts to the Theory test, part 1 will be the Theory and part 2 will be the Hazard Perception. The Theory will consist of 50 computerised questions. These questions will be based on a variety of subjects, for example:

  • Documents
  • Accidents
  • Road and Traffic Signs
  • Motorway Rules
  • Vehicle Handling
  • Alertness and Vulnerable Road Users

You must answer a minimum of 43 correct answers to pass the test. We are happy to help you achieve the standard of knowledge required for these tests. We have a number of papers with a variety of Theory test questions to study at home. These questions are possible questions that could arise in the official Theory test. We will then mark your paper and talk you through any questions that you may have got wrong. The benefit of this is that it will improve your knowledge before sitting the official test and increase your chances of passing.

We can also recommend the best CD's, DVD's and books for the Theory and Hazard Perception tests that are available to buy in the shops.

Mock Driving Test

Mock Driving tests can be a great advantage for a number of reasons:

  • you can experience first hand what a Driving test would expect from you
  • it will highlight any weaknesses' you may have and give you the chance to rectify them before the official Driving test
  • you will develop your skills further, raising your level of driving to the standard required to pass your test

A variety of subjects is usually covered in the mock Driving tests which will be required on the official Driving test and will take approximately 40 minutes, for example:

  • Control
  • Reverse Exercises
  • Use of Speed
  • Junctions
  • Vehicle Checks
  • Use of Mirrors and Signals

Pass Plus

Pass Plus is a scheme for new drivers. It's aim is to improve your driving skills and make you a safer driver and reduce the risk of being involved in a road crash. It can also lead to insurance discounts saving you money on your car insurance premiums.

The scheme has been designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), with the help of the motor insurance and driving instructor industries, to develop your skills and knowledge in areas where you may have limited experience.

The Pass plus course has been designed in six modules. These modules will not all take the same amount of time to cover. However the course must consist of a minimum of six hours tuition.

  • Module 1: Introduction (part 1)
  • Module 1: Town Driving (part 2)
  • Module 2: All-Weather Driving
  • Module 3: Out of Town Driving and Rural Roads
  • Module 4: Night Driving
  • Module 5: Dual Carriageways
  • Module 6: Motorways

References

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Kieran H - November 2017

I did 3 lessons booked my driving test only one I could get was for next year but ok got me one for 4 weeks after my test passed with flying colours.

Sarah D - November 2017

I drove weekly with PJ for just over a year and I have just passed my practical test first time this afternoon. I've enjoyed the lessons and he gives clear instructions and advice. He's friendly and easy to talk to if you have a problem. Thanks! Emma

Helen B - October 2017

My son had weekly lessons with PJ and progressed well. We had a test date of mid November but PJ felt he was ready to take the test earlier so PJ changed his test date and in mid-October he passed with only 4 minors. PJ has an extremely calm demeanour, was punctual and varied the routes each week to give as many driving conditions as possible. He was also very flexible if we needed to change the day or time. The later lessons and the test itself was taken in my sons car and as a parent I feel very confident in my sons driving ability.

Natalie K - September 2017

My son has just passed his test first time with PJ, he is a great bloke and a kind and patient driving instructor. PJ helped him with his theory test and gave him pc discs to help him revise, i passed my test first time too as well as other members of my family, would highly recomend pj and wouldnt use and other instructor for my other kids when its their turn .

Cameron S - Septmeber 2017

Only had a few lessons with him and he helped me a lot, passed first time. Would definetly recommend him. Thanks very much mate.

Grace W - August 2017

I passed my test today with only one minor thanks to Pj, the most patient person ever. He is very professional at all times and very good at what he does. He is a very good teacher who is also very kind and encouraging. He helps you with your theory test by giving you a range of materials to help you learn. I can't thank him enough and would highly recommend him.

Karen B - August 2017

Our daughter passed her theory and practical test time. PJ is very reliable, honest, persistent, patient and committed to his pupils. Provides a DVD to practice for your theory test, examples of show me/tell me questions and provides a mock test prior to the actual test, which gives you a clear indication of your strengths and weaknesses. Would highly recommend PJ.

Tracey H - August 2017

PJ taught both of my daughters to drive. My eldest a very confident young lady and she passed first time. My youngest a different kettle of fish altogether. I did warn PJ that teaching my youngest could bring on an early retirement. From the start she was a very nervous and sensitive pupil PJ gauged this and did everything he could to ease her nerves and make her feel confident. There was a couple of lessons when she came home feeling a failure and PJ handled this by taking her out again the next day free of charge to gain her confidence back. He would take her out in the car for longer than a normal lesson and not bring her back until he felt she had regained her confidence. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. My daughter passed her theory first time thanks to the help from PJ and her driving test first time as well he was genuinely pleased for her. I cannot recommend PJ highly enough. I have recommended PJ to a number of people and they have all passed first time.

Katie G - July 2017

Provides an amazing service. You even get a cd to watch when you are preparing for your theory. You also get to take home sheets of paper to help with your practical driving test. I passed my theory and practical driving test first time with PJ. Highly reccomend this driving school.

Alice S - July 2017

PJ is an excellent instructor and made my experience of learning to drive a lot easier. He's very patient and a great guy and definitely put me at ease. He made learning to drive enjoyable instead of being a daunting experience.

He gave me all the CDs and paperwork I needed to be able to pass both my theory test and practical test first time.

He was recommended to me and I would happily recommend him to anyone else.

Jodie B - June 2017

I would recommend doing your lessons with PJ as he builds up the confident you need to get to were you want to be!I done my test yesterday and past 1st time I with him!

Luka S - May 2017

PJ has been nothing but helpful since I started with him in September 2016. He's very flexible and understanding, also very committed. To help me with my theory test, he gave me a CD which really helped with revision allowing me to pass first time. He also moved my test forward after noticing I was ready earlier, which was a good thing to do, as I passed my practical test first time with only 1 minor. Very good instructor, and a very nice, easy-going guy.

Lorainne - May 2017

Pj was a brilliant instructor and managed to keep my calm when I may have an off lesson. He always managed to fit me in as he was very busy and was very easy to talk to. I passed first time and wasn't nervous when I got to my test because pj really helped me to calm down... Thanks Pj

Holly T April 2017

PJ is a fantastic driving instructor and helped me to pass first time. He is very supportive with all aspects of driving- providing me with useful CD's and worksheets to assist with my theory test, and also tips for the practical. The lessons were always enjoyable but also very productive. Every potential test route and manoeuvre is covered thoroughly, which enabled to feel very comfortable leading up to and during the practical test. The mock test he devised was incredibly relevant to the actual driving test and allowed me to understand areas for improvement. PJ inspires his students to en joy driving but to do so safely. I am very grateful to him and think he is a great choice as a driving instructor.

Aaron W March 2017

Really had an excellent learning experience with this instructor, i suffer quite bad with nerves and he made me feel right at ease. He also rewards your hard work, I got an earlier test date as I was making such good progress. He constantly made himself as available as possible to fit my work schedule and days off. I passed first time and would highly recommend him for anyone looking for similar results.

Lewis M - March 2017

He was a great instructor, he really helped me a lot and went above and beyond to help me pass, including giving up his spare time. He always managed to get the lessons booked at times that suited me and was very clear when driving. Also helping me with the theory side of the test too, definitely recommend pj to learn to drive

F M T - March 2017

PJ is a great driving instructor, he makes you feel really comfortable when driving and I would recommend to anyone. He never watches the clock for your lesson to end and always sits and talks to you after for as long as you need after so that he can explain what went well and what didn't so you can be better next time. The week before my test PJ felt I needed more lessons (after a very bad mock test), so he got up much earlier than his usual driving times and stayed out much later all through the week so that he could fit me in, and I ended up passing first time. He also helped me with my theory test, giving me dvds and asking me the questions whilst I was driving so that I could see and understand the theory in practice. I can't thank PJ enough for his help and I'm going to miss how much fun it was driving with him.

Gswitcheff S - February 2017

Great instructor. Explained very well and was patient. I was recommended by a friend and I will definitely be recommending to my friends and family. With an instructor that has one of the highest pass rates it's a no brainer.

Kelly H - January 2017

PJ is a great driving instructor and made me feel very comfortable whilst I was learning to drive. Thoroughly enjoyed the lessons I had with PJ. I would definitely recommend PJ to any learner!

Michelle S - January 2017

Passed first time, very efficient and would highly recommend

Michelle S - 07 Jan 2017

Passed first time, excellent instructor and would highly recommend to friends and family!

Danielle W - Decembder 2016

I first had driving lessons 15 years ago but never got to the test stage, so I was pretty nervous about learning to drive again. PJ put me at ease straight away and is always calm in any difficult situation. He has an extensive knowledge of Stevenage and the surrounding areas, including the test routes which was a real bonus. Although there are long wait times for tests, PJ felt I was ready before my booked test date and managed to bring my test forward for me by a few weeks which was great. Although I was really nervous on the day, I passed 1st time with only 1 minor! I would highly recommend PJ to anyone who wants to learn to drive.

Danielle S - November 2016

PJ is an excellent driving instructor and I would 100% recommend him to any learner! He really goes out of his way to help his students feel calm and comfortable. Every single lesson I had with PJ I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt everything I needed to know. If I couldn't make a lesson he would make sure that I got another ASAP. He is very professional and has a great sense of humour. Thank you for all your help PJ, I couldn't of done it without you!!

Leanne C - November 2016

Top driving instructor . Passed with pjmakes u feel comfortable and someone u can have a laugh with while driving x thank u pj.

Ryan J - November 2016

PJ is an excellent instructor, very patient and always manages to fit you in for a time that suits you. The use of mock tests helps to see what you need to improve on specifically in order to pass your test. He also helps with theory revision too which is unusual with other driving instructors. Never late to lessons and overall a very helpful man.

Lauren E - October 2016

PJ is a brilliant instructor, happily fit in my lessons around uni and work!, passed 1st time and a massive bonus of no minors!Highly recommend PJ as a driving instructor no matter the age. Thank you very much PJ!

Daryl P - October 2016

Very good instructor passed 1st tym thanks pj.

Erin N - September 2016

I cannot fault this driving school, PJ himself is very welcoming and made me feel at ease straight away, a perfect instructor and I would definitely recommend to anyone! If it wasn't for him, I definitely wouldn't have passed my driving test, he is also flexible and on time to all of the lessons I'd had with him, I cannot thank him enough!

Jason M - September 2016

Pj is a great driving instructor, I had never drove before and at 28 years old, was very nervous about learning to drive, but pj came highly recommended, so glad I chose to him to teach me, he is very calm and makes you feel comfortable about driving,and helped me a lot with my theory,and passed both test and theory 1st time

Kingsley S - September 2016

PJ is a great driving instructor during all of my lessons he was very professional but also made sure that I was comfortable and understood all that was being taught. His teaching is very efficient and effective, he's always on time and makes me feel comfortable and confident as a driver. With his help I was able to pass first time. He's definitely the right instructor to use if you're looking to get the best possible results. Alia S. 12/09/16

Nick H - September 2016

Pj is a great driving instructor he makes you feel very calm and confident in the driving seat and is also very patient when you make little mistakes, i had never driven a car before in my life before i booked lessons with pj but with his help and experience i was able to pass both my theory and driving test first time, so thanks again pj very appreciated From Nicky Helm.

Paul S - September 2016

Pj was an excellent in making me feel relaxed and confident in all areas of my driving. He used his experience to know exactly when I was ready to pass my test and was even able to bring it forward a few weeks. He is very friendly making my lessons enjoyable and was able to accommodate my lessons around my job.

Naina L - August 2016

This is perfect for a relaxed and carefree learning environment for young people to learn to drive in. For those people who need a lot of practice and telling a few times before they get the hang of driving, the instructor is very patient and encouraging. Great if you want someone reliable and cheap.

Mia B - July 2016

PJ was very patient and encouraging through all of my lessons . Giving great advice and making sure I was confident in all areas of driving. Passed my test first time with him . Best driving instructor

Leonard B - July 2016

Pj's school of motoring was my second driving instructor after a rocky start, pj welcomed me into the driving seat and made me feel so relaxed and confident. Many lessons later and a test date PJ found an earlier cancellation for me, bringing my test forward by nearly a month. With all of Pj's help I passed this earlier test with only one minor for hesitation, pj was a fantastic, and professional instructor and I'm glad I didn't choose anyone else. I highly recommend PJ for anyone wishing to learn how to drive! :)Leonard B

Charlie D - July 2016

Was with pj for about 6 months and past first time with 0 minors always had my lesson every week never late and overall a really really good instructor would highly recommend!

Alice L - June 2016

PJ is an outstanding teacher and I have had the most enjoyable driving lessons with him. He does not enter you into driving tests unless he believes your ready, which saves you lots of unnecessary fees. Always on time and gives you the most he can for your hour of driving. He also strives to secure close test dates for his students and tries his best to find cancellations.Really recommend, I know I will be safe on the road with the knowledge and skills I picked up with PJ.

Robyn E - June 2016

I was extremely nervous when I first started to learn to drive with PJ, as I had no previous experience and I had been putting off having lessons for years. PJ was so patient with me and made me feel comfortable and confident and I ended up passing my test first time.

Charlotte P - May 2016

PJ was an excellent driving instructor and was patient and calm throughout all of my driving lessons. I passed my test first time with only one minor, which shows how experienced he is at being an instructor. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to start driving lessons.

Olivia H - May 2016

Excellent tuition. Another first timer. I recommend to go with PJ!

Meg P - May 2016

When I started with PJ I was a very nervous driver, he made me feel at ease and comfortable. I passed my test recently and would recommend him to anyone. Brilliant driving instructor.

Katie G - May 2016

Never driven before I started lessons with PJ and passed first time all down to his patience and ability to keep calm. He always tries to do what's best for you and his experience as an instructor shows! Definitely recommend!! Ty PJ.

Cassidy G - April 2016

Brilliant driving instructor I hadn't drove and had my first lesson in February and past in April was worth every penny puts under no pressure and he makes sure your safe driver top marks for pj school of motoring

Ashley R February 2016

PJ is an fantastic driving instructor, his 15 years definitely show with his methods, driving style, and patience with new drivers. As someone who had been taking lessons on and off for years he really helped me gain perspective and focus to get through my test.I would highly recommend him to anyone who is learning to drive.

Asha R - February 2016

Pj is a very good instructor, plenty of patience makes you feel at ease and I would recommend him to anybody wanting lessons

Liam M - February 2016

A great driving instructor, helped me pass first time. Gave me a lot of information and taught me fast and efficiently.

Shannon S - January 2016

Past first time!! Very good driving instructor, has a lot of patents and gives you a lot of confindent. I would 100% recommend pj to anyone!!.

Tracy L - January 2016

PJ is a great instructor, he gives you confidence and is endlessly patient. He is friendly and approachable and flexible to fit round school and jobs, often picking up from school/work to accommodate a lesson. He gave me help with the theory, giving me papers to complete and talked through answers and DVD's to help revise and know what to expect, he won't let you go for a test unless he feels you're ready and even got me an earlier test date, recommended very highly, several friends all passed with him too

Josh T - January 2016

Pj was very helpful and patient when it came to helping me learn. He helped me massively when it came to my theory by giving me loads of content to help with revision. He was always positive when it came to my lessons. He always had an extra few minutes to help and talk me through things after lessons. I passed first time on my driving test with 0 minors. Very helpful and would recommend to friends.

Tom P -December 2015

PJ is an excellent driving instructor with great knowledge and skills. I would defiantly recommend PJ as a driving instructor for any learner. He helped me pass my theory and my driving test first time with 3 minors. He really goes out of his way to help his students and to make sure that they pass first time. Every single lesson I had with PJ I thoroughly enjoyed it and if I couldn't make a lesson he would make sure that I get a lesson sooner. He is very professional and has a great sense of humour.Thank you for all your help PJ.

Jade- Lea - November 2015

Very patient instructor !! Helped me past first time always made my lessons worth while. Amazing thank you so so much!

Aaron Stott November 2015

Great instructor! Patent, punctual and very informed.

Unknown - October 2015

Can't thank Pj eniugh for getting me through my driving lessons and to pass my test 1st time with only 2 minors. Pj is a brilliant nothing is to much trouble for him. He never clock watches, goes out of his way to help you. Helped me with my theory. Highly recommend. I was recommend by 2 friends. Now I would recommend him to anyone that's learning to drive.

Scalesy - October 2015

Found this instructor through this site and hoping other people will find him as well, Pj is a brilliant instructor constantly making you more aware of the road and rules as you progress through lessons, will always be recommending this instructor to family and friends. After any lesson with Pj you will not be left empty handed you will always come back with some different bit of knowledge about road rules or road users.

MsConnie - August 2015

A no nonsense man, tough and passionate about his career.After losing my licence he helped get myself back to realise I could do it. Some instructors refused to take me on but he gave me a second chance. Calls a spade a spade. There were moments I failed to turn up for my lessons but he would happily rebook for the next lessons and acted like nothing happened. Very proffessional. Good sense of humor. My passing was needed more now than ever. Thank you very much PJ. I will definately recommend PJ to friends and strangers

DeanRic - July 2015

Pj is a great instructor, very patient and helps you develop your driving by helping you get through your mistakes, he helps with any areas your worried in and is willing to hear your opinion. Will recommend to my friends, as he helped me alot thanks pj. 5 stars :-)

Samantha Madden - June 2015

Cannot say enough good things about pj, very professional, very patient I have and would recommend happily. Thank you for helping me pass my test.

Lois - May 2015

Pj is a brilliant driving instructor. Very patient and puts in the time and effort to help you with both your theory and your practical. Would recommend him to anyone and very happy to say he helped me pass first time!

Annabelle S - April 2015

PJ was a great instructor keeping me calm throughout my lessons. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed but also made me enjoy driving. PJ took me to Hitchin and Knebworth to help me learn in different environments on the test routes. He supported me through my theory test and also helped me pass first time in my practical.

Jasmine - April 2015

P.J is a brilliant driving instructor. He is very understanding and patient, and is also very calming for nervous drivers. He's happy to have a chat whilst you drive which makes the lessons easier, and I would definitely recommend him to any new drivers! After about eight months with him I passed my test first time with only one minor. Thank you P.J.

Jessica - April 2015

PJ has a no nonsense approach in his lessons, and will make you feel very comfortable and safe. Though he's a tough instructor he has a great sense of humour and it fun to chat to which helps you to settle in if you're a first time driver. PJ is very experienced and will go beyond getting you up to 'test standard', but also prepare you for real life situations. Thank's PJ for all your hard work!

Gmcg - April 2015

Can't fault P.J.. Excellent and patient instructor. P.J taught my son to drive and then after passing his test took him out for his motorway lesson. Will definitely use P.J again when my youngest child learns in two years!

Amy Sewell - April 2015

Having had PJ recommended to me by a friend I would be the first to recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Having started with little experience and lacking confidence, PJ made me feel at ease and offered a lot of support with both the theory and practical and as a result I passed first time in both exams!

Daniellex Murphy - March 2015

Hi I learnt to drive wiv pj on my 17th birthday he was very friendly helpfull caring an help me pass my theory first time he help me feel relaxed in my lessons an I was so happy to pass my test first time would deffo recommend him !!!!!!!!

Jake - July 2014

I have been with PJ's school of motoring since November 2013.

I passed my theory and practical first time under 8 months, I passed the practical with absolutely NO FAULT & NO MINORS.

I have been with PJ's school of motoring since November 2013. I passed my theory and practical first time under 8 months,

I passed the practical with absolutely NO FAULT & NO MINORS.

I can assure you that you won't be let down with PJ's school of motoring, he caters for all types of people, like myself, I was very nervous and not very confident before I started taking lessons with PJ, however, after a few lessons kicked in, I learned how to read the road and my overall confidence to drive was immediately boosted. I noticed a rapid improvement each lesson I took with PJ, he is very clear at explaining things in depth with the diagrams and methods he has to help you learn. His lessons are very high quality and enjoyable, you will always finish each lesson with a smile left on your face.

PJ is very flexible and really makes an effort with committing himself to help you get up to standards to pass your test. He is very friendly, and I always felt very calm whilst driving with PJ.

Quality: ***** (5/5) Price: ***** (5/5)

I have recommended PJ to my friends & family.

Kerry - August 2013

PJ School of Motoring is an excellent Driving School,calm, friendly and highly experienced. Both our son and daughter learnt with them. They adapted the pace of learning to suit each of their needs allowing them to grow in confidence by developing a strong skills base. they both felt well prepared for the test having practised under test conditions on test routes. the results speak for themselves as the both passed first time!

Paul - June 2012

I started learning with PJ when I was 17. I was very eager to learn to drive as I had a car of my own. PJ shared my enthusiasm to drive and always turned up on time. In my first few lessons I learned how to control the car, I learnt this quickly as PJ carefully explained where I was going right and wrong. I booked my test early to avoid the queues; however PJ asked that I cancel this as I wasn’t going to be ready for the test. I was disappointed to cancel the test but understood his reasoning. PJ worked hard to teach me how to read the road effectively, tailoring the lessons to my needs, he never watched the clock to get the lesson over with, and instead he let me practice the techniques until I had fully grasped them. Thanks to PJ’s patience, I passed first time. After passing I continued to learn with PJ to obtain a Pass Plus. In this I learned techniques to become a safer driver and how to deal with adverse weather conditions, busier roads and motorway driving. I would recommend PJ to anyone! Five stars *****

Rhiannon - April 2012

I started learning with PJ in July of 2011, and passed both my theory and practical test first time within 9 months. Lessons moved at a pace I was comfortable with and showed improvement week by week. In practise for my theory test, homework was set to practise the questions which I found a very useful way of revising and learning all I needed to know. If I had any queries PJ would go over these in the lessons to make sure I was 100% on them.

To build up to the practical test, mock tests were taken and improvements made upon what didn’t go as well. All routes are practised in lessons to give a wide experience of driving to places such as Hitchin and Knebworth a variety of ways as well as around Stevenage. The test is only taken when you’re ready and confident so you don’t feel unsure about the test. I have recommended using PJ as a driving instructor to friends and family members due to my positive experience of learning with him.

April Lacey – July 2012

My son learnt to drive with PJ’s school of motoring this year. PJ has a good reputation and came highly recommended. He has a great first time pass rate and my son is now one of that group. My son always came home positively enthused and couldn’t wait for the next lesson. I have recommended PJ to my friends and will continue to do so.

J.M. Frith - 31st October 2005

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