Driving Lessons in Norwood

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

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Areas of Importance when taking driving lessons in South Norwood

On your lessons in the Norwood 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 in Norwood


Lesson Plan: Moving Off and Stopping 

Moving off and stopping is the first time your drive. Your instructor will drive you to a quite area. The instructor will explain some controls he is using as he drives you to a suitable site. The instructor will brief you on the controls you will need to use to perform the move off procedure and then parking procedure. The instructor will know where to take you. Best places in South Norwood are Albert Road or off Long lane.


Lesson Plan: Clutch Control 

Clutch Control is important to pass a test. The Biting Point is a phase that will be mentioned many times. You will drive to a hilly area such as at Beulah Hill or nearby Shirley. Good understanding of foot controls is essential.


Lesson Plan: Progress / Hesitation and Driving Position

Progress can mean either driving too fast or driving too slow. Hesitation is when you arrive at junctions not ready to get going or missing gaps in traffic when entering a busy road. Driving Position on the road is important as bad positioning can mislead others into thinking you’re doing something that you’re not. Everywhere in Norwood is fine for these exercises, especially all its One-Way streets around Portland road.


Lesson Plan: Junctions – Emerging and Entering

Norwood is perfect for junction experience. Its many junctions are varied in size and layout. Norwood is known for its many one-way streets. Emerging in Norwood can be tricky with so much traffic on Portland road.


Lesson Plan: Meeting Traffic

Norwood was made for Meeting Traffic. The list goes on and on of areas suitable. You will never see so many parked cars. You will have to decide when to go or when to wait. Where to wait to allow the flow of traffic, can be tricky.


Lesson Plan: Reversing Exercises 

Reversing in Norwood is difficult with so many parked cars. But don’t fear your instructor knows where to go. Common places to go to perform reversing exercises are off Beulah Hill or in the Shirley or Addiscombe areas.
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

James from Norwood

I lived in Norwood and done my test there too. Some say it’s hard to pass your test in South Norwood but I did (FIRST TIME). Thanks to Apex, I passed with flying colours.


Oprah from Norwood

I got a lot of helpful hints from Apex to pass my theory. Then the practical came along but I breezed through that too, thanks to Apex. I passed on Automatic. I might try Manual in a year’s time too. Look out Apex I came coming back.


Helena from Norwood

I work abroad a lot. I had a two week window to pass my test. Apex arranged the test and the lessons while I was away. I came back and had a intensive course and passed. Thanks to Apex I have got my license to drive.

All the surrounding areas our South Norwood driving instructors cover are below:

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

Addington, New Addington, Addiscombe, Anerley, Brixton, Croydon, East Croydon, South Croydon, West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Elmers End , Forestdale, Herne Hill,  Lambeth, Norbury, Norwood, South Norwood, West Norwood, Pollards Hill, Selhurst, Selsdon, Shirley, Streatham, Streatham Common, Streatham Hill, Thornton Heath, Tulse Hill, West Wickham, Woodside.
Driving lessons are available in the South Norwood Post Codes below

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 South Norwood

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.


Mitcham Driving Test Centre
                Reigate Driving Test Centre

Sutton Driving Test Centre                     Tolworth Driving Test Centre

West Wickham Driving Test Centre

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