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 many more (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

1 Drive’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 and may suggest apps and other materials.  We 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 at a pace to suit your own 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. If you want to go on to further develop they are 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.

1 Drive is Portsmouth’s 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 drivers 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, apps, videos, a strong social media presence, and the patience to accommodate absolutely anybody’s needs.

Highly Qualified Team


Deucalion McGregor-Sims

Driving Instructor - Founder - Instructor trainer

I trained and qualified as an approved Driving Instructor with RED in 2015. After a year I set up 1 Drive 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 could see they worked to provide a service to their learners that was devoted, fun, and a bit different. Now I’m part of the team and haven’t looked back!

Jon Morton

Driving Instructor

My name is Jon & I trained to become a driving instructor with 1-Drive 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.
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Dave Underwood

Driving Instructor

Having been trained by RED Driving School and qualifying in 2014 as an approved Driving Instructor, I continued to work with RED. I was invited to join 1 Drive 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 1-Drive. If you would like to be part of the 1 Drive 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 1-Drive. We train instructors and guide them to fruition. We can also offer employment after you have become a qualified instructor.

Our Pass Gallery

Our Reviews

Tiffany Collins

So after a horrible experience with another driving instructor (and failing a test) my confidence was completely destroyed. I begged deucalion to teach me, he was lovely, professional and an absolute pleasure to be in the car with. We had a lot of laughs and jokes and after only 15 hours together he got me…

Joe Kelly

Deucalion is the man, passed first time with him and can’t recommended him highly enough. Great car to learn in and Deucalion succeeded with ease to bring me up to a quality level of driving, if you want to pass then simply go with him and thank him later

James Brand

I am very happy to have passed my test first time thanks to Deucalion’s expert instruction. His professional, patient and friendly teaching style made lessons an enjoyable experience and any questions or concerns were no trouble for him. I highly recommend you book Deucalion as he will get you through your test. Thanks for all…

Jessica Ryan

There literally aren’t enough words to describe how much I’ve loved learning to drive with Deaucalion. I’ve had a few driving instructors over the years and have never felt confident in taking my test and none I’ve felt comfortable enough to be myself around. His methods of teaching are amazing and he’s absolutely dedicated in…

Nathan Froud

Learnt while I was in my 3rd year of university and was expecting and angry person moaning at me. I got a switched on driving instructor who is hilarious and made driving quick and fun to learn and who genuinely cared about improving my confidence in driving. I looked forwards to lessons as breaks from…

Emma Louise

Best instructor that you could ask for, great help whenever I had a worry or question and never lost faith in me in the time I learnt with him! Always a good laugh as well, I’m glad I’ve passed but I will definitely miss my lessons! Thank you so much Deucalion! Couldn’t have got a…

Book A Lesson

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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