Hawkwell Driving School - Driving lessons in Hockley, Rayleigh, Rochford, & Hullbridge.    Tel. 01702 204674

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Teaching people to drive for over 30 years! Professional driving lessons with Alan J Barker BA DSA ADI.
Covering Hockley, Rayleigh, Rochford, & Hullbridge areas

"I learnt to drive with Alan and passed my test first time. Alan was patient and calm, even when i made squeaking noises. He never pushed me to try anything i wasn't ready for but also challenged me enough that i was progressing every week. His random expressions - "it's a clutch, not a foot rest" "lots of lovely mirrors" genuinely helped me to remember everything. As long as you can endure his jokes - "i'm just getting my binoculars so I can see the curb" - then i would recommend Alan to anyone"   Willow Scarisbrook - Thundersley

"Alan was the exact kind of instructor I was looking for - local, reliable, available at the times I wanted and good value for money. Alan never rushed me on any of my lessons, and knew exactly how far to challenge me each time and increase my confidence.
I found Alan to be calm, chatty and very good at explaining things without being condescending. I found the website useful especially in preparation for my test. Alan prepared me so well for my test day, that I wasn't even nervous! I would happily recommend Alan to anyone thinking of driving lessons, and the trial lesson was a great idea!"
 Angela Borst - Rayleigh

These are just a few of the many testimonials we receive from our very satisfied pupils, to see more please look around our driving school's website. You will find lots of information about us - Hawkwell Driving School - about driving lessons, and how you can best learn to drive. We also try to tell you some often unexplained details about the driving test, and how you can improve your driving skills so that you can pass your driving test with confidence first time. We hope that you find this site informative, and if you have any questions we will always be happy to help in any way that we can.

"I just wanted to thank you for teaching my son Max so well. I really appreciate it, good teachers like you are rare, and you helped him pass first time which is a miracle! So thanks again"  - Sam
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Alan & Wendy Barker - Hawkwell Driving School, 40 Victor Gardens, Hockley, Essex SS5 4DS.    Tel. 01702 204674



"Even as a North American with nearly 7 years of previous driving experience I understood that I would need lessons to prepare for the practical driving exam. Over the course of our sessions Alan's manner of teaching and focus directly reflected the content and style of the exam. His advise and instruction is based on years of experience as an instructor but also driving a wide variety of vehicles and industries. Moreover his natural love of teaching, seemingly endless patience and eagerness for conversation create a comfortable learning environment. Most impressively driving with Alan not only allowed me to pass my exam but also made me into a much better driver. Without exaggeration since finishing my driving lessons I have consistently been complimented on my driving by family and friends. Previously I would never have thought to take driving lessons unless I needed to pass the exam but now I can say that anyone who is looking to simply improve their driving, become more comfortable and safe on the road would do well to spend some time with Alan. Many thanks!" - Jacob, Rayleigh

Special Offer - 2-hour no-commitment trial driving lesson  CLICK HERE

Local instructor; local lessons; local expertise; locally known, and of course CRB checked.

Nervous, unsure, lack of confidence, had a test, improver, beginner, first-time?

We won't judge, reprimand or diminish you. We will just encourage, explain, and demonstrate, and let you practice!