Driving lessons in Sunderland, Durham, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Consett, South Shields.

Looking for driving lessons in Sunderland, Durham, Hartlepool, Gateshead, South Shields, Consett or surrounding areas? Bradley's driving school has now been established for over twelve years and our excellent rates, expert knowledge and ability to get our clients through the driving test first time has helped us to become one of the leading driving schools in the North East.

What our customers really say!


I could not recommend Ken highly enough. Probably one of his more difficult pupils, he has enabled me to pass and drive with confidence. After a bad experience with a previous instructor who didn't think I would ever pass and resulting nerves. Ken instantly put me at ease. The lessons were structured and methodical, exactly what I needed, with the patience of a saint he gradually built my confidence up and was professional at all times. I passed my second test with only one minor fault and I am over the moon. I don't think I could have built my confidence relatively quickly without his professionalism and calm. Thanks again for enabling me to pass


Jay Wright - 23rd February 2017



I would really like to thank Ken for helping me to pass my driving test today at the very first attempt. I am unable to express my joy. I am so over the moon. Ken was very patient and understanding. Always with a smile. He always boost my confidence and his efficiency and effort has helped me to pass. I would also like to mention my wife passed her driving test last year at her first attempt via Ken's driving classes. Thanks a lot Ken.

Biju Chandy - 22nd February 2017


That’s an astonishing 49 Zero Faults!

OMG! Another clean sheet this week.  Congratulations to Joe Morgan from West Cornforth near County Durham who passed his practical driving test FIRST TIME with a CLEAN SHEET on the 12th October at the Meadowfield  test centre in County Durham. We think Joe's parents need to take the credit for this one as Joe only needed six hour hours for some fine tuning. Our methods really do work and this strikes home why we think we are your No 1 choice for driving lessons.  

Congratulations to Driving instructor Kenneth Smith and his client Joe Morgan on taking our CLEAN SHEET TOTAL TO AN ASTONISHING 49 ZERO FAULT TEST PASSES