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

Jess Eacott

Absolutely first class instructor! I’ve had many throughout my years and none of them beat Deucalion!! He brings a fresh approach that other instructors could learn from. Very clear, calm, precise and honest instructing from the number 1 driving school in UK. Don’t be fooled into any other driving school go with Deucalion and 1Drive…

Ashley Cole

I can’t thank this guy enough! He was absolutely amazing couldn’t ask for a better person to have taught me!! So patient and encouraging, so easy to get along with and have a laugh with. If looking for an instructor hit up this guy and the rest you can understand why he’s so highly rated.…

Jack Gilbert

He’s such a nice person kind patient he’s such a Star to get along with I would not of passed without him always on time never late he keeps his word makes time even if his diary is full he always cares about you making sure you get your money’s Worth I’m not good on…

Cephas Makuzva

Top instructor. Absolutely amazing. Passed first time so thank you so such Deucalion. Would strongly recommend this instructor to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Hes an awesome guy who has a passion and desire for his students to pass within as little time as possible. This really showed as I passed within 30…

Karis Pavey

If you want the fabbest driving instructor around then Deucalion is your guy! He helped me pass my test first time today and I am pretty sure he was genuinely more excited for me than I was, so shows how much he cares about his students doing well! He’s really easy to get along with…

Paul Moss

Passed first time with Deucalion today after around 20 hours worth of lessons. He is a fantastic instructor and I would recommend him to anyone. He is friendly, light-hearted and his teaching style installs confidence making learning easy and fun. The lesson prices are fantastic value for money compared to some other instructors and he…

Book A Lesson

If you’re ready to learn to drive then fill this form or drop us a call and start your journey. Shortly after you will be contacted by Deucalion.

Deucalion will talk to you about your needs as a learner and discuss dates, times, costs and everything you need to get learning and get you through your driving test. With this done you will 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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