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Driving School for Driving Lessons and Crash Courses in Grays, Tilbury, Thurrock, Havering, Basildon & Brentwood Essex

Mobile: 07757 893 263

01375 350012
01708 405353
01268 833035

SHORT NOTICE PRACTICAL DRIVING TESTS in Grays, Tilbury, Hornchurch and most areas of Thurrock,  Havering and Basildon, Essex

All of our  Driving Instructors are highly qualified, patient and reliable.  

Licensed by the Driving Standards Agency and are all CRB checked (Criminal Records Bureau).

Our instructors all have local knowledge and are familiar with the local test routes.

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Short Notice Practical Driving Test’s

If you are not already a pupil of a FIVESTAR Driver Training driving instructor.


If you already have a practical test booked and for whatever reason find yourself without a driving instructor to take you, we may be able to help.

If your practical driving test is in less than 10 days time, We have a minimum fee for a short notice tests of £150.00 this is for a maximum of 6 hours including the pre-test lesson & use of the school vehicle on the test day.

This offer is subject to the instructor’s agreement & he/she being available at the required time.

The above price will be charged because the instructor would be making themselves and their car available to you without any in depth knowledge about your driving experience and capabilities.

If you have more than 10 days till your test our usual charges apply.  See below for details.

Although we usually like to see you at least 4 weeks prior to your test we are aware that this is not always possible.  

If you find yourself in the position of having a test booked but no instructor please contact us ASAP so that we can confirm that an instructor is free to help you.

Initially we would usually suggest an assessment lesson, the instructor will then tell you:

1. If the instructor is willing to take your for test. (Dependant on the standard of your driving and the time available prior to your test date)

2. How many hours you will need to take to bring your driving to the standard required by the Driving Standards Agency to pass your Practical Driving Test.

3. The dates and times the instructor has free for the lessons required.

4. If you wish to go ahead you are advised to confirm the details whilst with the instructor at the time of the assessment.

5. If you leave making the decision regarding number of lessons and dates/times you risk the current availability being filled.

If there is more than 14 days to your practical test, we will still require the initial assessment lesson however, the minimum number of hours required and therefore the price charged will be at the discretion of the instructor.

If you are unfortunate enough to fail your practical test, please speak to the driving instructor and we may be able to arrange a re-test. The instructor would want you to do a minimum of 6 hours between tests to rectify the faults you made on your test this can include the two hours for your new test day.


One of our highly qualified FIVESTAR instructors will assess your driving skills he/she will give guidance on your test readiness and advise on local knowledge.

We are aware that a considerable number of candidates choose to book practical driving tests in areas that they are not familiar with.

If you have been taught to drive correctly and are confident and properly prepared, you should be able to pass your test anywhere in the Country.  However local knowledge and being familiar with the area you are driving in does give you a slight advantage.

Apart from the number of hours suggested by the instructor all candidates will require a minimum booking of  two hours on the day of their practical test.


Driving School for Driving Lessons , Crash Courses, Advanced Driver Training and Driving Instructor Training in Grays, Tilbury, Thurrock, Havering, Basildon, Brentwood, Essex

Call or text: 07757 893 263  Call: 01375 350012 /01708 405353 / 01268 833035

Members of MSA & DIA

We also offer “Crash Courses” Motorway lessons, Advanced driver training, Pass Plus and much more.  Contact us for further information.