Driving Lessons in Chingford, Loughton, Wanstead, Woodford, Walthamstow and Ilford

Private Driving Instructor offering Driving School Lessons, block bookings and intensive courses in Barking, Barkingside, Buckhurst Hill, Chingford, Chigwell, East Ham, Edmonton, Enfield, Goodmayes, Hackney, Highams Park, Ilford, Leyton, Leytonstone, Loughton, Palmers Green, Ponders End, South Woodford, Tottenham, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Woodford and Wood Green.

For driving tuition please contact Stephen Grimsdale on telephone number 02089262469, mobile 07930 189572 or email

Special Introductory Offers:

Buy a one hour driving lesson and get a 2nd hour free of charge, so you pay only £25.00 for 2 hours!

Book advanced block of 5 x 2 hour lessons for £189.00; (normal price is £210.00 so you save £21.00)

These offers only available to complete beginners or early learners intending to do a complete course of driving lessons.

10% discount on all Intensive Courses

As an Independent Driving Instructor operating from Chingford, London my main objective is to get learner drivers safe on the roads and confident, not just to get them through the DVSA Driving Test.

Since becoming a fully approved DVSA Driving Instructor about 10 years ago now I have undertaken further training to give driver improvement training to full car driving licence holders. I am therefore keen to teach experienced drivers the advanced driving system used by the Institute of Advanced Motorists and help them to pass the IAM Advanced Driving Test. This would give them the necessary skills and ability to stay much safer on the roads.

Driving lessons are given around the areas of North and East London including Barking, Chigwell, Chingford, East Ham, Edmonton, Enfield, Ilford, Leyton, Leytonstone, Loughton, Palmers Green, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Waltham Cross, Wanstead, Woodford, and Wood Green.

How you can benefit by taking your driving lessons with me:

How to pass your driving test 1st time:

Ask any DVSA Examiner why it is that so many candidates fail their driving test and they will tell you that they were not ready (fully trained up). So make sure you are driving extremely well before taking the test. My driving course follows the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) syllabus and will help you pass the Theory, HPT and Practical tests. The DVSA are the people who will be conducting your driving test following strict rules and regulations, so it pays to get the very best driving tuition possible with fully structured training. My coaching method uses a supportive yet challenging approach to help you recognize your strengths and weaknesses and show you the best way forward. When you are trained up to test standard I make it a priority to do a mock driving test to make absolutely sure you are ready for the real one. It only takes one serious fault to fail the driving test so ensure that you are fully prepared and trained up so that you can have the confidence to pass first time.


As an independent driving instructor I give driving tuition to learner drivers to prepare them for their driving test and beyond. I also do Advance Driver Training for fully qualified drivers.

I started driving instructing as a career after redundancy at HSBC Bank PLC International Branch, London in April 2002, where I worked in the trade finance section. I began my new career with Johns School of Motoring, a company that also train up Army Personnel, Bus and Lorry Drivers. At John's I soon gained a full book of lessons and at a later stage helped to train up Army personnel to prepare them for their DVSA driving test. I also worked for one of the big national driving schools, which I am contractually not allowed to mention their name, before starting my own driving school under the business name SJG Driving Tuition.

More recently I did some additional training to give driver improvement training to full licence car drivers. I was also part of the Olympics Better Driving Training Team coaching volunteers to drive BMW Motor Cars, to prepare them to transport important clients to official games venues in a safe, efficient and friendly manner. I cover an area of about 7 miles radius of Chingford where I live with my wife and two young children. We are members of The Bridge Church Woodford and regularly attend church services.

Intensive Courses

Should you wish a fast track method to passing the driving test why not take an intensive driving course and pass your test in as little as 2 weeks.

The advantage of an intensive course is that you get continuity of learning. The 36 hour course is recommended for complete beginners and would cover the complete DVSA syllabus. The 50 hour course would suit anyone who wanted to take things at a more relaxed pace or those that wanted to reach a more advanced level and reach the Institute of Advanced Motorists advanced driving standard, with perhaps a view to do the IAM Advanced Driving Test once they have passed their DVSA Driving Test. If you have already had some driving experience you may prefer to do the 20 hour course.

Those who live towards Central London may like to meet me at Woodford Underground Station on the central line or Chingford Station on the mainline from Liverpool Street, and benefit from doing the full lesson times on roads more appropriate for learning to drive and also most of the training would take place within the Loughton, Chingford and Wanstead Test Centre Areas.

50 hours of lessons taken over 3 weeks.
£1145 £1030
36 hours of lessons taken over 2 weeks.
£875 £785
20 hours of lessons taken over 1 week.
£535 £480

Above prices are fully inclusive of the driving school car for the driving test £35, the DVSA test fee £62 and my early test booking fee £25.


Lesson Prices

1 hour
1.5 hours
2 hours
10 x 1 hour lessons prepaid
6 x 1.5 hour lessons prepaid
5 x 2 hour lessons prepaid

Intensive Courses

50 hours of lessons taken over 3 weeks.
£1145 £1030
36 hours of lessons taken over 2 weeks.
£875 £785
20 hours of lessons taken over 1 week.
£535 £480

Above prices are fully inclusive of the driving school car for the driving test £35, the DVSA test fee £62 and my early test booking fee £25.

Pass Plus Course

Minimum of 3 x 2 hours lessons

Driving Test

Driving school car hire charge for driving test
Fee for booking an early test

Gift Vouchers available upon request


Phone: 07930 189572


Address: 13 Hornbeam Grove, Chingford, London E4 6JE

Areas Covered

SJG Driving Tuition offers driving lessons, block bookings and intensive courses across the following areas:

Barking IG11, Barkingside IG6, Barnet EN5, Beckton E6, Bethnal Green E2, Bow E3, Brimsdown EN3, Buckhurst Hill IG9, Bullsmoor EN3, Bush Hill Park EN3, Canning Town E16, Chadwell Heath RM6, Cheshunt EN8, Chigwell IG7, Chigwell Row IG7, Chingford E4, Clapton E5, Clayhall IG5, Dagenham RM9, Dalston E8, Debden IG10, Docklands E16, East Ham E6, Edmonton N9, Enfield EN1, Epping CM16, Fairlop IG6, Flamstead End EN7, Forest Gate E7, Forty Hill EN2, Fullwell Cross IG6, Gants Hill IG6, Goffs Oak EN7, Goodmayes IG3, Grange Hill IG7, Grange Park N21, Hackney E9, Hainault IG6, Highams Park IG8, Homerton E9, Hornchurch RM12, Hornsey N8, Ilford IG1, Isle of Dogs E14, Leyton E10, Leytonstone E11, Loughton IG10, Manor Park E12, Mile End E3, Muswell Hill N10, Newbury Park IG2, Newham, New Southgate N14, Noel Park N22, North Woolwich E16, Oakwood N14, Palmers Green N13, Plaistow E15, Ponders End EN3, Poplar E14, Redbridge IG4, Seven Kings IG3, Silvertown E16, Snaresbrook E11, Southgate N14, South Woodford E18, Stamford Hill N16, Stepney E1, Stoke Newington N16, Stratford E15, Theydon Bois CM16, Tottenham N15, Turnford EN10, Upshire EN9, Upton Park E13, Waltham Forest, Waltham Abbey EN9, Waltham Cross EN8, Walthamstow E17, Wanstead E11, West Ham E15, West Green N17, Winchmore Hill N21, Woodford IG8, Woodford Green IG8, Wood Green N22.