About Topclass Driving School

At Topclass Driving School we believe there is a better way to learn to drive where you the customer are not just another pupil, but part of the Topclass team. Our Driving Instructors will make every effort to create a calm, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for you to learn to drive in. We are passionate about teaching people to drive and our mission is to help you to achieve it.

All the Driving Lessons we provide are based on the DVSA syllabus and focus on Client Centred Learning and coaching techniques. Client-centred learning is a way of learning that takes into account how the pupil prefers to learn. When pupils are taught in this way they are more liable to retain information and skills. Pupils are also more likely to keep learning if they are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning at an early stage. This is the most up to date and modern way of delivering driver education and has a proven track record of success.

Our goal is to not only guide you to test pass success, but to instil in you a life skill that leads you onto the path to become a safe, courteous, and responsible driver for life.

We will strive to do everything possible to help you achieve that goal.

To us your success is our success.

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Try Us And See

We are so confident that you will love the tuition we provide that we will give you a massive £60.00 discount to “Try Us and See” with a 100% money back Guarantee.

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Our Driving School

Topclass driving school are a reputable and trusted Driving School operating in and around the Medway Towns area of Kent and most of the surrounding areas. We specialise in every aspect of driver training including Manual Driving Lessons and Automatic Driving Lessons and Intensive Courses. We also provide driving instructor training for those wishing to become a driving instructor.

If you’re an ADI or PDI looking to join us we offer a no start-up costs and a low monthly franchise fee, please read through our franchise package to find out what we have to offer. We are always looking to expand not only in the local area but into surrounding areas too and welcome all enquiries from existing ADIs and PDIs to join our team throughout Kent and London.

The driving school was founded in 1998 by owner / manager Tim Hunt and remained a single car business until 2006. Over the past few years we have developed and grown into a multi car driving school and we are steadily expanding, mainly due to our Driving Instructor Training Programme. We are now one of the most popular and successful driving schools in Medway with many local driving test passes.

Our Driving Lessons

We don’t offer cheap driving lessons but do believe in keeping our driving lesson prices as competitive as possible and In 2012 we introduced to the local area the original Try us and see deal (many local driving schools have now copied us). The idea of the deal was to give you the customer a chance to try us and see the “Refreshingly Different” tuition we provide and we will give you a massive £60.00 discount on your first 10 lessons helping you to save money on the cost of your driving tuition. Or for you to be able to transfer from another driving school to us at a much reduced lesson rate if you are not happy with your current driving lesson provider. The deal has proved extremely popular and you can now get your first 10 Manual driving lessons from as little as £29.00 an hour.

For those not eligible for our try us and see deal or if you complete the deal and want to purchase subsequent blocks of 10 we also offer a further discount on block bookings.

Along with our try us and see deal we offer a money back guarantee should you not be entirely satisfied with any aspect of the service or tuition you receive. You can view our Try us and see deal page for more information about our deals, pricing and introductory offers currently available.

Our pupils also get free access to our online Theory Test Pro suite via our website to study for the Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test. Pupils can also access the DVSA Highway Code and Show Me Tell Me Questions giving them the best opportunity to study and learn everything they need to pass all parts of the Theory and UK Practical Driving Test.

We welcome Pupils of any age from 17 to 70 and all abilities are catered for nervous pupils are our specialism. Driving lesson Gift Vouchers can also be purchased for any special occasion. Gift vouchers can be sent to you by first class post or delivered direct to you by one of our local instructors. Alternatively you can purchase an Evoucher via our website which can be emailed direct to the recipient or purchaser. Our driving instructors cover all the Local Driving Test Centres.

Our Driving Instructors

We pride ourselves on our quality of service and professional driving tuition. All Topclass driving school instructors are required to sign up to the DVSA Code of Practice, so you can be rest assured you’re in good hands We have both male and female driving instructors in most of the areas we service and all are DVSA approved, and fully DBS (formally CRB) checked.

Our instructors can offer a choice of daytime, evening or weekend driving lessons depending on your availability and their free diary slots and will do their utmost to be flexible and work to your schedule. Unlike some other local driving instructors we don’t charge any extra for weekend or evening driving lessons and our try us and see deal can be taken 7 days a week and at anytime of the day. Most of our instructors teach from around 8-9am through to 6-7pm most days of the week with some working much later into the evening. For your convenience they will drop off or pick up from home, work or college, allowing you to take your driving lessons around your individual commitments.

We focus on teaching in the local areas giving us first rate local knowledge of all the best starting points; these are called nursery routes ideal for the complete beginner. Your driving instructor will know all the busier roads to avoid until you’re ready to tackle more challenging routes.

Nursery routes will be used to teach you the basic skills needed including Moving off and stopping, meeting and dealing with parked and oncoming vehicles, adequate clearance and safe road positioning, approaching and emerging at junctions. You may also tackle some of the required manoeuvres.

Once your confidence has increased we will move you on to the busier roads known as intermediate routes. These will generally include dealing with Roundabouts, Pedestrian crossings, crossroads and anticipation of other road users. This is where you will also start to practice Independent Driving consisting of following instructions from a Sat Nav and following road signs.

Finally you will tackle advanced routes involving more complex roads and junctions including major roundabouts and Dual carriageways.

As you approach driving test standard you will be offered a Mock Driving Test. This will be conducted by your own driving instructor. Your instructor will aim to cover a similar route a driving examiner would use on your real DVSA driving test and you will be assessed using the same marking sheet they use. This will help to give you an idea of what to expect and give you a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses when under pressure.

Our driving instructors offer full 1 or 2 hour driving lessons, or if you want to pass quicker you can learn to drive in 1 to 6 weeks with one of our Intensive driving courses. Our services range from teaching learner drivers right through to Pass Plus refresher and Motorway Lessons for full licence holders.

You can check out your local driving instructors on our Meet The Team page and choose an Instructor based on their personal profile, what car they drive or their individual customer reviews.

Like any local driving school we rely a great deal on pupil recommendations to keep our large team of local driving instructors busy and are really grateful to our customers past and present for the customer reviews they supply. You can read all our customer reviews and comments on our Customer Reviews page and check out all our recent driving test passes at our Driving Test Passes page.

Meet The Team

Want to check out your driving instructor?  Meet our team of DVSA qualified, expert and hardworking local manual driving instructors who are waiting to deliver your driving lessons.

Driving Instructor Training

Want to become an approved driving instructor? We have experienced instructors providing driving instructor training for anyone considering a change of career and wants to become a driving instructor.

Why Choose Us?

There are a lot of local driving schools for you to choose from, all offering their own unique special offers and deals. It can be a hard decision who to trust with your driving tuition. We firmly believe Topclass driving school should be your first choice as your lesson provider. Read our Mission Statement and check our 8 Success Steps to a 1st Time Pass to help you decide.

If you need more information you can visit our FAQ page where you can find an answer to many of the most popular questions asked. If you wish to book a driving lesson or speak with a member of our customer services team you can Contact us either by email or on one of our area contact numbers or main office number and we will be delighted to discuss your requirements or match your availability to an instructor in your area. Our customer services are open Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm for your convenience we also offer a chat facility and Book by Text message service.

  • We are a well established driving school that covers the majority of Kent.

  • Driving lessons from only £29.00 per hour

  • Free Online Theory and Hazard perception Training

  • Manual and Automatic driving lessons

  • Up to date Client centred learning and coaching methods

  • Gift Vouchers available for that special occasion

  • Customer satisfaction is our main priority.

  • Driving lessons can be on a pay as you go hourly basis or taken as intensive driving courses.

  • We keep the price of learning to drive low with our “Try us and see deal” and Block booking discounts.

  • We offer DVSA male and female driving instructors who provide 1 or 2 hour driving lessons.

  • Fully structured driving lessons

  • All Instructors are fully DBS checked

  • All our instructors abide by the Topclass Mission Statement

  • We provide door to door collection from home work or college and one to one tuition is guaranteed.

  • Theory and hazard perception training is provided.

  • Book by text and chat facility

  • 100% money back guarantee

  • All ages and levels are welcome. Nervous drivers are always made welcome.

  • For qualified drivers looking to further their skills we offer Pass Plus courses, refresher and motorway driving lessons.

  • Driving Instructor training is available (Part 1, 2, & 3) and PDI & ADI Franchises are available.


Topclass Driving School, 8 Willowby Gardens, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 8TB

Office Hours

Mon to Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm
(Closed Bank Holidays)


0333 772 0393