1Drive Driving School

Imagine how it feels when you can simply grab your car keys and literally go anywhere you like. Go and meet some friends, go shopping or maybe even just to and from work. Getting your driving licence opens up the world to you! We provide driving lessons throughout Portsmouth, Gosport, Lee on Solent and Fareham, Havant and Waterlooville and everywhere in between. Check out our service area page for more help; if you live within these locations and are ready to get yourself on the road then keep on reading.

Since 2017 we have successfully helped hundreds of learner drivers just like you enjoy that sense of freedom by passing their driving test. We only work with the best local trainers and our team of male and female driving instructors work to tailor your driving lessons to your needs, as well as offering theory test practice. We aim to prepare you in every way for your driving test so that you can pass first time and get the best value for your money – see our social media to meet the team and see our many success stories. For enquiries, or to book your driving lessons, call us on 07906 041831.

  • The very best driving instructors
  • Advanced driver training
  • Theory test practice
  • Refresher driver training
  • Intensive driving courses
  • Crash course driving
  • Manual driving lessons
  • Mock test practice
  • Unbeatable pass rates
  • Male and female driving instructors
  • Hundreds of excellent reviews
  • Automatic driving lessons
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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 1Drive 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.

1Drive: Who We Are

1Drive are a Portsmouth 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

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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.

JessieLou Payne

Driving Instructor

As an instructor, I aim to have an understanding, calm and fun learning space where the student can thrive and gain a skill that gives them the freedom to go anywhere!
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Tony Silk

Driving Instructor

I trained with 1Drive in 2021. I enjoy driving and wish everyone else can enjoy driving too, which is why I started the journey to be a instructor.
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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!
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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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Danny De-La-Mare

Driving Instructor

Hello my name is Danny, I trained as a driving instructor with 1Drive in 2021. I chose 1Drive because of the high standards and the unique styles of teaching. I am an experienced driver and have been driving for over 12 years.

Claire Humphries

Automatic instructor

I can promise that your lessons will be centred around you and adapted when needed. In helping you gain this life skill of learning to drive, I will also be caring and understanding to your needs but having fun along the way.

Mark Gay

Driving Instructor

After 20 years in education, I transitioned to being a driving instructor in 2022. I combine my teaching background with my extensive driving experience to offer tailored, stress-free lessons. It’s rewarding to help students gain skills and independence.

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.

Chelo Collin

Driving Instructor

I am passionate about supporting people to gain a new skill for their future and gain independence. I understand people learn in different ways which is why I tailor lessons to suit each pupil, ensuring that the lessons are stress-free and enjoyable.
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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.
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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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Sarah Dix

Driving Instructor

I believe that everybody, no matter how young or old should have a chance to learn new skills. My lessons are 100% client centred, supportive environments. I pride myself on providing a fully inclusive space, where everyone is welcome.
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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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    52 Lidiard Gardens,
    PO4 9LE



    Opening Hours

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


    Tel: 07906 041831

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