1 Drive School Of Motoring

Getting your driving licence opens up the world – giving you the freedom to hop in your car and go where you want, when you want! No more waiting for buses, getting soaked on your bike, or dragging your family out to pick you up in front of your friends! We provide driving lessons in Portsmouth, and surrounding areas (check our areas page) – and we choose the best driving instructors so you get effective tuition and great value for money. For enquiries, or to book a lesson call us on 07906 041831

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Your First Lessons

1Drive’s instructors will listen to your expectations and experience, discuss your needs and arrange your first lesson. We will make sure you are comfortable and build confidence to give you the best possible learning environment.
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Passing Your Theory Exam

Our instructors have helped many pupils on their way to their test and, will help you with coaching, they can suggest apps and other training materials and can help you to decide when you are ready to take on your Theory exam.
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Building Confidence

With our patient and experienced instructors 1 Drive will ensure that your lessons build up not only your core driving skills, but also your confidence with lessons tailored to your personal learning style and speed.

Passing Your Test

Our instructors get great satisfaction from seeing their students pass their tests and move out onto the road as confident and competent drivers. For those who want to develop those skills further we are also happy to offer Pass Plus instruction.

1 Drive: Who We Are

1 Drive are a Southsea based driving school who’s driving instructors service Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and further afield.

1Drive is Portsmouth’s fastest growing driving school and our biggest ambition has always been to provide a new age of driver training. From the first time you sit in the driver’s seat all the way through to passing your test, and even completing the Pass Plus course. We promise tailored lessons to suit your needs with fully qualified instructors – young and less young! – with the help of apps and videos, and the patience to accommodate absolutely anybody’s needs. We also have a very strong social media presence where you can contact us, get tips and advice, and even watch our blooper reels!

Highly Qualified Team


Deucalion McGregor-Sims

Driving Instructor - Founder - Instructor trainer

I trained and qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor in 2015. After a year I set up 1Drive and have committed to delivering a new age style of learner driver training. Check out “About us” to learn more.
Fiona Hawke

Fiona Hawke

Driving Instructor

I trained as an instructor with 1Drive in 2019. I chose 1Drive because I liked the philosophy of a company that thought learning to drive could be fun as well as practical. I love driving and I want other people to be able to too. Now I’m part of the team and haven’t looked back!

John Arbon

Driving Instructor

Hi my name is John I trained to become a driving instructor with 1Drive after being made redundant in 2020. I have been driving for 37 years, and in that time I have seen a great many changes – from the amount of traffic on our roads, to the way people’s attitudes change in a vehicle.

Jon Morton

Driving Instructor

My name is Jon & I trained to become a driving instructor with 1Drive in 2019. I have held a clean driving licence for over 15 years and have a passion for driving.You will find me to be very friendly, calm, knowledgeable.

Jim Morton

Driving Instructor

I trained as an instructor with 1Drive in 2020 after learning to drive with them several years prior. It was thanks to my experience with 1Drive as a learner driver that really convinced me that they were the school I wanted to work with.
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Dave Underwood

Driving Instructor

Having been trained by a national Driving School and qualifying in 2014 as an Approved Driving Instructor, I continued to work with that school for years until I was invited to join 1Drive in March 2018. Check out “About us” to learn more.
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We are Hiring

Driving Instructors

We are looking for more high quality instructors to join us at 1Drive. If you would like to be part of the 1Drive family and feel you have what it takes then drop us a call or message us via our contact form.
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We are Training

Driving Instructors

If you would like to train to become a Driving instructor then why not train with 1Drive. We train instructors to ensure our own standards of professionalism, and interpersonal skills are met! We can also offer a role after you have become a qualified instructor.

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If you’re ready to learn to drive then fill in this form or drop us a call and start your journey. We aim to get back to you within one working day.

We will talk to you about your needs as a learner and discuss times and costs, as well as any concerns you may have. Then we’ll match you to an instructor, and you’ll be ready for your first lesson!.

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47 Manor road,



Opening Hours

Mon – Fri ……………. 8 am – 8 pm
Sat, Sun …………….. 8 am – 8 pm


Tel: 07906 041831

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