Plumstead: 020 8317 9222 -- Lewisham: 020 8852 3300
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1st Time SOM is one of the best known driving schools in south-east London & north-west Kent & we’ve been established for over 24 years! That’s an incredible number of driving lessons! Over the years we’ve helped over 50,000 people to pass their driving test, gain confidence on the road or simply improve their driving skills. Check out our ‘Look Who Just Passed page’ to see some of our latest success stories.

With the current economic climate we’ve noticed an avalanche of new Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) & Potential Driving Instructors (PDIs) on the roads, all offering too-good-to-be-true deals. It’s a minefield out there. How do you know which school is worth going with?


Established since 1989, with over twenty four years experience helping

over 50,000 people learn how to drive and pass their test.

We are not a national school with a call centre, we are a friendly LOCAL school

with two fully staffed offices:- One in Plumstead & one in Lewisham – the site of

the old BSM shop

At 1st Time SOM we pride ourselves in having vast experience of the industry whilst offering competitively priced driving lessons. We started back in 1989 with just two instructors working around Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Woolwich, Thamesmead Bexleyheath. We have now grown to over 45 male & female driving instructors in over 90 towns across the south east, which means there’s probably a 1st Time instructor living near you. Check out are areas page or scroll down this page.

We think you’ll love having driving lessons with 1st Time SOM but how good are we? We think our track record speaks for itself but don’t take our word for it – check out our Look Who Just Passed page to see our latest success stories.

Text your name and postcode to 07838 173 850

Areas covered by 1st School of Motoring

We cover South-East London & North-West Kent & are expanding all the time.

Our office is in Plumstead but our instructors live and work in all areas of SE DA & BR postcodes, so there’s

probably an instructor round the corner from you. Check out our areas:-

SE1, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28, DA1, DA2, DA3, DA4, DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8, DA9, DA10, DA11, DA12, DA13, DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17, DA18, BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7, BR8

Abbey Wood, Annerley, Balham, Barnehurst, Beckenham, Bellingham, Belvedere, Bermondsey, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Blackheath, Borough, Brockley, Bromley, Camberwell, Catford, Charlton, Chatham, Chislehurst, Clapham, Crayford, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dartford, Deptford, Downham, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Elephant & Castle, Eltham, Erith, Forest Hill, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Greenwich, Grove Park, Hawley, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak, Horton Hirby, Joyce Green, Kennington, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lee Green, Lewisham, Meopham, Mitcham, Mottingham, New Cross, New Eltham, North Heath, Northfleet, Norwood, Nunhead, Old Kent Road, Orpington, Peckham, Penge, Petts Wood, Plumstead, Rotherhithe, Shooters Hill, Sidcup, Slade Green, South Darenth, South Norwood, St Marys Cray, St Paul’s Cray, Stone, Sutton At Hone, Swanley, Swanscombe, Sydenham, Temple Hill, Thamesmead, Thornton Heath, Walworth, Welling, West Dulwich, West Norwood, West Wickham, Wilmington, Woolwich


If you are unsure whether or not we cover your area, give us a quick call on 020 8317 9222 or 020 8852 3300, we’ll be glad to help!

Lewisham Shop

Five reasons to contact 1st School of Motoring today:

  • We are a local company established over 24 years
  • We offer professional driving lessons at competitive prices
  • Male and female instructors local to you
  • Full 60 minute lessons with door-to-door service
  • Manuals and automatics available

Want to know more? For more information about any of our driving solutions whether it be driving lessons or becoming a Driving Instructor please complete the quick contact form or call us direct for a confidential chat.

1st Time School Of Motoring, 2 Lee High Road, London, SE13 5LQ 020 8852 3300


First 4 Manual Lessons ONLY £60


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