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driving lessonssouTH OF TRENT BRIDGE

Our fully independent, family run, driving school is based in West Bridgford, a leafy suburb, just south of the City of Nottingham in England. We offer manual driving lessons to all local residents who want to learn to drive, or refresh their driving skills. Whether you are 17 or 70, we use the best resources to help you achieve your goals.

See below all the areas of Nottinghamshire we cover... 

Driving Lessons South of Trent Bridge 

We cover areas around and south of the Trent Bridge area of Nottingham - part of Rushcliffe Borough. Regardless of which part you live in, we cover how to drive in ALL our local areas, before we venture further away to experience the test area of Colwick or Chilwell DVSA Driving Test Centres, and the extra challenges they feature.


Get in touch to see if we cover where you live, although we are based in West Bridgford we do offer lessons most of the suburbs to the south of the City of Nottingham, and you are from Notts and understand our unique dialect, especially in north Notts...

 

"Aye up miduck, stop bein mardy an ger ova yersenn, yer'll be allreet. This ere yufe is rate gudun, ger' int touch nah!"

Our driving school is based in West Bridgford, and being residents since 1979 we know the area very well indeed. Learn to drive in the town centre, with its various zebra crossings and mini roundabouts around Central Avenue, navigate Trent Bridge and understand the multi lane junctions that surround it. We will teach you that Nottingham Knight Roundabout is not the scary legend that friends and family may talk about with fear and loathing, and we can experience the tricky slalom of parked cars that Abbey Road has to offer. Regardless of where you are in West Bridgford, learn to drive with an instructor who really understands the area. If you live in Clifton, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in West Bridgford 

Just down the road from us we know Edwalton really well, from Conker collecting at Mrs Machins field and Lane to playing golf at the municipal golf course every week. Many of our lessons take in the different styles of roads, from the leafy quiet roads of Valley Road, Firs Road, Hollies Drive and Croft Road, to the more challenging areas of Edwalton Village. The new Edwalton Fields areas are particularly great places to learn with their meandering road layout with some great traffic light junctions. If you live in Edwalton area, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Edwalton 

Its not just the lovely sweeping roads that our pupils love so much in Gamston, but the roundabouts at Meadow Covert and Morrisons really enable us to experience these challenging types of junctions really safely. Beckside and Ambleside give us some really nice learning as we can experience maintaining and managing our speed. We can also experience higher speeds on the Gamston Lings Bar, and finally experience a traffic light controlled roundabout at Wheatcroft Island. If you live in Gamston, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Gamston 

Being a resident during its early years, Compton Acres is a wonderful area to learn to drive. From managing the hill, up towards Landmere Lane, to experiencing the busy junction of Wilford Lane (and understanding the yellow box junction). We love the hills of its surrounding areas, such as Wilford Hill and it is where we learn how to hill start on Walcote Drive outside my teenage hom, and our very first experience of roundabouts on Boxley Drive, where my grandparents lived most of their lives. Finally, Stanholme Square is where we learn how we can assess if a car is approaching around a blind corner using reflections - it's a great place to learn! If you live in Compton Acres or Wilford Hill, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Compton Acres 

Ruddington is our first chance to experience a thriving village, and its surrounding rural roads. It's the first time we exceed 40mph as we approach on Wilford Road, and our first drive on Clifton Lane teaches us how we manage our speed well. Ruddington has some challenging parts, some blind corners near The Green, and the busy area of Church Street. We also love the learning we have with the bling approach zebra crossing on High Street - one of our first thoughts of anticipating what we can't see. If you live in Ruddington, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive. 

Driving Lessons in Ruddington 

What a great place Clifton is to learn! We experience multi-lane driving for the first time on A453 Remembrance Way, multi lane roundabouts at Crusader Roundabout, and the traffic calming measures on Farnborough Road. We experience tram lines and signs for the first time, and understand how to ensure that we don't follow them down 'tram only' areas. Finally we love Clifton for the multiple speed limits, from 20mph to 30mph without any change in road style its our first chance to concentrate on signs, including knowing when we can use the bus lanes. If you live in Clifton, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Clifton 

Wilford Village and surrounding areas makes a great place to start your driving experience. We explore how to negotiate the parked vehicles on Main Road and Vernon Avenue, to the traffic controlled speed cushions, tables and bumps of Ruddington Lane. We look at Wilford Lane, how we maintain 30mph whilst others are keen to go faster, understanding that peer pressure is not an excuse to speed. We can experience the quiet roads of Silverdale, and see what a slip road feels like for the first time as we approach the ring road via Wilford Lane. If you live in Wilford or Silverdale, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Wilford & Silverdale 

Not just the slalom of parked cars is our biggest challenge in Lady Bay, but we learn how to negotiate the Radcliffe Road entry from West Bridgford, look at our safest choices when we meet traffic, and what School pick up feels like on Trent Boulevard. Lady Bay is perfectly located for our school, and we have lots of experience and success with pupils here. If you live in Lady Bay, get in touch with number8driving today and start learning to drive.

Driving Lessons in Lady Bay

Driving Lessons for College, University and 6th Form Pupils

As soon as you are able to, learning to drive will unlock so many freedoms, and achieve greater independence for yourself. Doing this whilst studying is a great way to learn, as you can be developing your employability, whilst learning academically. We understand there are times that learning to drive doesn't mix well with deadlines at school or University, so we allow you to take planned breaks, or, shift lessons so that you don't get too overloaded. We know the pressures that exams and deadlines bring and are here to support you in any way we can.

We pick up and drop off from Nottingham Trent Clifton Campus, happy to pick you up from home and drop you at Uni, or pick you up from Uni and take you home at the end of your lesson - as long as pick up / drop off is West Bridgford and our surrounding areas. We like to be flexible and fit in where we can, if you have timetable changes we can try and accommodate - happy to change things around with our more flexible students, if that suits you. 

Driving Lessons for Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus

We pick up and drop off from all local colleges and 6th form schools, happy to pick you up from home and drop you at school, or pick you up from school and take you home at the end of your lesson - as long as pick up / drop off is West Bridgford and our surrounding areas. We like to be flexible and fit in where we can, if you have timetable changes we can try and accommodate - happy to change things around with our more flexible students, if that suits you. 

Driving Lessons for West Bridgford School 6th Form Pupils

We pick up and drop off from all local colleges and 6th form schools, happy to pick you up from home and drop you at school, or pick you up from school and take you home at the end of your lesson - as long as pick up / drop off is West Bridgford and our surrounding areas. We like to be flexible and fit in where we can, if you have timetable changes we can try and accommodate - happy to change things around with our more flexible students, if that suits you. 

Driving Lessons for Rushcliffe School 6th Form Pupils

We pick up and drop off from all local colleges and 6th form schools, happy to pick you up from home and drop you at school, or pick you up from school and take you home at the end of your lesson - as long as pick up / drop off is West Bridgford and our surrounding areas. We like to be flexible and fit in where we can, if you have timetable changes we can try and accommodate - happy to change things around with our more flexible students, if that suits you. 

Driving Lessons for Nottingham Emmanuel School 6th Form Pupils

We pick up and drop off from all local colleges and 6th form schools, happy to pick you up from home and drop you at school, or pick you up from school and take you home at the end of your lesson - as long as pick up / drop off is West Bridgford and our surrounding areas. We like to be flexible and fit in where we can, if you have timetable changes we can try and accommodate - happy to change things around with our more flexible students, if that suits you. 

Driving Lessons for The Becket School 6th Form Pupils

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