Driving Lessons in Banstead

Here at Apex Driving School we have a number of driving instructors in the Banstead area allowing us to offer driving lessons by local instructors that know the area and the test routes an examiner will use when on your practical driving test.

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Areas of Importance when taking lessons in Banstead

On your driving lessons in the area, your 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. Below are a small example of lesson plans and areas suitable.

Lesson Plan: Moving away and stopping

In Banstead there is no shortage of quiet roads for our school to perform this exercise. Its important to understand the Prepare, Observe, Move procedure. On a test you will be asked to park and move off at least seven times, so you can see how important getting it right is. Your instructor will take you through it step by step.
Lesson Plan: Roundabouts:

The roundabouts around the area give you a good insight into the procedures needed to master these busy junctions. It’s important to be able to approach them in the correct position and speed and be able to emerge and exit them without confusing others around you. The roundabout near Winkworth road is a good one to master.

Lesson Plan: Junctions Emerging and Entering

When approaching junctions (emerging and entering), the best places for this can be the area around the Banstead high street and Nork areas. To be able to approach junctions safely and correctly you will need to perform something called Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed and Look.
Lesson Plan: Reversing exercises - Driving Lessons Banstead

The High street does not have great areas to practise reversing, but don’t worry your instructor know plenty of places nearby and actual test places in neighbouring towns. Clutch control, Observations and steering accuracy are key to success.

Lesson Plan: Pedestrian Crossings
 - Driving Schools Banstead

You will learn how to recognise crossing and approach them safely. On your town driving lessons we will concentrate on the Pedestrian crossings.
Lesson Plan: Dual Carriageways and Lane Discipline

Banstead is blessed with many surrounding dual carriageways and rural roads so you wont have to go far to learn this subject. Your Instructor will take you up and down / on and off the A217. This road is perfect for making sure you stick to the suitable lane for your destination. Plus with the speed limit varying from 30mph to 60mph, you will be able to master the car at speed.
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 Croydon. 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 had 20 lessons with another school and learnt nothing. Was recommended to apex. My instructor was much more helpful. He had been teaching for over 15 years. We went step by step until I passed first time. Thanks Apex.

Lulu from Banstead

I learnt from Apex. I felt comfortable with the instructor and his car. His methods were great. Especially the reversing techniques. His knowledge of the local rest routes was very handy. Thanks apex


I passed first time , it’s a miralcle ! !  Thanks to Apex, I am now on the road to freedom. I bought a new car. The insurance was cheaper thanks to apex too. I saved £250 due to pass plus.

All the surrounding areas our Banstead instructors cover are below:

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

Beddington, Belmont, Burgh Heath, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Cheam, North Cheam, Chipstead, Schools Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Croydon, East Croydon, South Croydon, West Croydon, Epsom, Epsom Downs, Ewell, Hackbridge, Kingswood, Morden, Nork, Purley, Rose Hill, Roundshaw, St Helier, Stoneleigh, schools West Sutton, Tadworth, Wallington, Woodmansterne, Worcester Park
Lessons are available in the Post Codes below plus many more.

SM1 , SM2 , SM3 , SM4 , SM5 , SM6 , SM7
CR0 , CR1 , CR2 , CR3 , CR4 , CR5 , CR6 , CR7 , CR8 , CR9 , BR4
KT3 , KT4 , KT17 , KT18 , KT19 , KT20
SW2 , SW4 , SW8 , SW9 , SW12 , SW16 , SW17 , SW18 , SW19 , SW20
SE5 , SE11 , SE19 , SE20 , SE21 , SE22 , SE23 , SE24 , SE25 , SE27

Test Centres in and around the area of Banstead

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: