Driving Lessons in Purley

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

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  • Dual controlled cars
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  • Over 25 male & female instructors
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Areas of Importance when tacking driving lessons in Purley

On your lessons in the Purley 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 Purley


Lesson Plan: Moving away and stopping

After greeting you at your chosen pick up address. Our instructor will put you at ease about the coming lesson. The best most quietest area is anywhere around the John Fisher school area such as Church Road.


Lesson Plan: Reversing exercises 

Reversing exercises in the Purley area will be very easy to do without distractions. Again the area around the above school is fine for all reverse exercises. Their names are as follows, Turn in the Road, Reverse around a corner or Reverse parking.


Lesson Plan: Pedestrian Crossings 

By law Pedestrians have priority, even the foolish ones. Pedestrian crossings, be they controlled by lights or uncontrolled are designed to allow pedestrians and sometimes bikes and horses to cross safely. You should be aware of the importance of the speed on approach.


Lesson Plan: Dual Carriageways and Lane Discipline

Dual carriageways are an important part of rural areas near to Purley. Your instructor is knowledgeable of the procedures on such roads. So don’t worry you are in safe hands.


Lesson Plan: Clutch Control 

Its importance is second to none. You will be taken to hilly areas such as The Mount or nearby pine walk. To master clutch control you will have to combine your clutch pedal and gas pedal. The Biting point is the trigger word here.


Lesson Plan: Roundabouts 

The roundabouts around the Purley area can be challenging, but rewarding when done well. You will be taught how to approach them properly, emerge and exit 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 Morden. 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

William from Purley

I am a student with little money. I found Apex the cheapest around. I had a budget and Apex was able to do it inside my budget. I spent far less than my friends did on other schools. Thanks Apex!
Ian from Purley

I work in the Birmingham area but live in South London. I started lessons in Birmingham but decided to switch lessons to Purley. Thank God I did so. Apex were far more professional and reliable. First time passed. Thanks to my instructor from Apex.


Kaitlin from Purley

I was 6 months pregnant but Apex managed to get me through my test a week before the baby came. His car was air conditioned and it was hot in the summer. Being pregnant I needed that air conditioning. His teaching was just as cool. I am confident to take my baby in the car anywhere. Thank you so much, Kaitlin

All the surrounding areas our Purley driving instructors cover are below:

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

Driving Lessons Banstead, Beddington, Belmont, Burth Heath, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Driving Lessons Croydon, East Croydon, South Croydon, West Croydon, Epsom, Epsom Downs, Ewell, Hooley, Kenley, Kingswood, Driving Lessons Nork, Purley, Roundshaw, Sanderstead, Selhurst Selsdon, Shirley, Smitham, Sutton, South Sutton, West Sutton, Driving Lessons Thornton Heath, Waddon, Wallington, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Woodmansterne.
Driving lessons are available in the Purley 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 Purley

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: