Gavin's Driving School Driving instructor

Gavin's Driving School

About me

'Gavin is a driving instructor who offers 1 and 2 hour lessons. Thank you for visiting my website and welcome to Gavins Driving School, my name is Gavin Rich. I am an AA approved driving instructor (ADI), and I am well established in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells also covering the surrounding areas. Learning to drive is a key element of independence, both rewarding and fun. My job is to teach students in a professional and comfortable environment, helping driving students feel at home and putting nervous drivers at ease by adapting to their individual needs. Each student learns and responds in different ways and at different speeds, so every consideration is taken in to accoun

Areas Covered TN10 TN9 TN1

Ford Focus

Manual Gearbox driving instructor - TN10 TN9 TN1


Lessons Offered

  • New Driver Courses

  • Car Hire For Test

  • Mock Test

Lesson Prices

  • £40

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Gavin's Driving School

Further Info

Do you want to learn to drive? Want an instructor who will give you a great chance of passing 1st time? Make your first and only call to me here at Gavin's Driving School.  Relaxed, yet informative driving lessons are as standard, and not only do I get you your licence, I ensure you are a safe, competent, and confident driver. Whether you are a complete novice getting behind the steering wheel for the very first time, or a more experienced learner who has already had a number of lessons or even has a full licence but wants to top up on your skills and confidence, Gavin's Driving School is here for you as much as driving lessons can be a daunting experience, they are a special one too! From the moment you first get into the car and discover newfound confidence, to loving driving and passing your test, you can almost taste the freedom and opportunities ahead of you.

What people are saying about me

Chloe Baker

Great Instructor!!


I went through my fair share if driving instructors, and Gavin was far the best. He was so good at accomitating to my dylexica and dypraxia and worked around my needs, couldn't thank him enough. Really recommend.


Can't fault Gavin. He's been very patient, professional and has a great attitude towards teaching. Thank you Gavin


Gavin did a great job, super helpful, made a clear effort to squeeze us in, very relaxed as an instructor, just made the process so easy and of course achieved the ultimate aim, a pass. Would highly recommend...thank you Gavin!

Danielle Prior

I would a million percent recommend Gavin! He’s so patient and good. I suffer from anxiety and he was so understanding with me. He didn’t make me feel like he was rushing me or just out to get my money. He really wanted me to pass! I can not recommend him enough! In fact he’s so good I’m sending my husband to him!!


Hi Gavin, Just wanted to say huge thanks for getting Sam through his learning and sitting the driving test. We are so grateful for your excellent service and will highly recommend you to others. Many thanks again from all of us. Margaret


'I don't always write reviews like this, but when I do it's because I passed first time with Gavin Rich. The lessons were extremely well structured and flexible to my timetable and the actual instruction was first class. I always felt safe in a car with Gavin even on my first time on the roads. Gavin is a great guy and easy to get along with and has all the qualities of a top notch instructor. Don't hesitate to call him, you wont regret it!'"


Gavin is such an amazing driving instructor, very calm, patient and clearly cares about every one of his students. I enjoyed every lesson . Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to drive.


Really enjoyed Gavins driving lessons , builds your driving confidence in no time. Supportive and a nice guy.


I can't begin to express how thankful I am for Gavins reliability and support! He has been the definition of patience. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.


Very good driving instructor, taught me all I needed to know to be able to pass 1st time with only 5 minors and very nice man in general.


Would highly recommend, brilliant teacher, very patient and taught me well.


Gavin was my only driving instructor, very professional always arrived to lessons on time. At the start of my lessons I was extremely nervous but was soon put to ease as my confidence gained with every lesson I had. Gavin was a very good instructor, helping me with the skills I needed to be able to pass the first time. Would highly recommend>


Gavin is professional, patient, well-communicated and good to chat with, and I cannot rate him highly enough. Lessons with Gavin were always enjoyable and I found my experience with him extremely positive. I highly recommend Gavin if you're either considering driving for the first time or looking for someone else to learn with. Thanks, Gavin!


Been learning with Gavin for a few months now and I passed my test today! Such a great instructor, really comforting and couldn’t ask for a better teacher to help me pass my test!


Really good quality, very patient instructor and very helpful and aware of the testing system


I passed first time with Gavin and in less than 2 months. Gavin is an Amazing instructor who made me feel comfortable and confident with every drive. He was also patient and encouraging throughout every lesson and I cannot recommend his services enough.


What can I say? Gavin is a star, well 5 in fact! I just recently at the age of 53 gained my very first driving license, under the tuition of Gavin. The man is a tower of patients (and with me boy did he need it). I would strongly recommend Gavin as your driving instructor to anybody, the man will get you there.
Thanks again Gavin


Would highly recommend, brilliant teacher, very patient and taught me well.


Gavin was my second instructor (i failed my test with my first instructor). I would highly recommend Gavin he's very calm and taught me how to drive completely different to what my old instructor showed me. I didn't drive long with Gavin but passed my test only after a few lessons with him.


Gavin is a fantastic instructor!! Passed my test first time under his tuition. After a bad experience with a different instructor over a decade ago, it put me off taking driving lessons for a long time. I took a few tests with other instructors but it was only with Gavin that I began to develop confidence as a driver. I was quite a nervous student but Gavin was so patient and informative that it put me at ease and felt I learned a lot quickly. Feel that I am a better and safer driver as a result.
Ambreen Khan


I would highly recommend Gavin to any learner at whatever stage, whether you’ve already got some experience or are completely new. Lessons were relaxed, informative and he quickly picks up on how to tailor his teaching to your ability and learning style. He throws in a few handy advanced techniques which are great to pick up from the beginning! He also is great chat during the lessons and puts you at ease!


I highly recommend Gavin as your driving instructor. He is everything you want in an instructor. He’s patient, instils confidence, very friendly and he has a good sense of humour. I can’t speak highly enough of his skills in teaching. When I was ready for my practical test I passed the first time. Thank you very much, Gavin, you're a legend!


Gavin has been absolutely fantastic, he's was great at talking me through keeping calm and not being as nervous.
He was patient/ knowledgeable and very friendly, he's great to get on with, which really helped me during my lessons.
I would definitely recommend him if you're looking for a driving instructor.


Gavin is an expert instructor. When Gavin started teaching me I’d just come back to driving after a couple of years away from lessons and was basically starting again - I was very rusty, had a lot to learn and wasn’t very confident on the road, I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor to change that. Gavin is a calm and direct teacher, telling you exactly the information you need to learn and improve. He quickly identified the areas that were causing me difficulty and helped me to tackle them. Gavin is faultlessly punctual and was on time for every single lesson. He also encouraged me to take my practical test as soon as he thought I was ready. When I started, I expected that I’d probably need months of lessons and several attempts at the test, I actually had a few weeks of lessons and passed the test first time. Part of what makes Gavin an excellent teacher is that he doesn’t just teach what you need to take the test, he teaches you to actually drive and gives you the skills necessary to deal with everyday situations on the road. This means that not only have I got my licence but I also feel confident to now go out on my own. I’m very happy with Gavin's teaching and requested to take Pass Plus with him to take my learning even further. Thanks, Gavin

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