Top-Rated Automatic Driving School in Herne Bay

Emerald School of Motoring is a top-rated automatic driving school in Herne Bay covering Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding villages. As an independent automatic driving school, we take great pride in the quality of our service from your trial lesson up to and on the day of your test at Herne Bay's DVSA Driving Test Centre. Most importantly, our mission is to teach you to become a safe driver and to pass your test the first time.


5 Star Rating

One of the top-rated automatic driving instructors in Herne Bay covering the Herne Bay and Whitstable areas, on Google and Facebook.

Grade A Instructor

With more than 25 years' experience and awarded a Grade A by the DVSA, you're guaranteed exceptional instruction.

80% Pass Rate

First time pass rate over 25 years' running the driving school is 37% higher than the national average.

About Our Automatic Driving School in Herne Bay


Emerald School of Motoring was founded in 1999 by Chris Holmes because he had a desire for all of his children to learn how to drive safely.

Subsequently, more than 20 years on, his children are driving safely and the mission of the driving school remains the same. To teach you to become a safe driver and to pass your test, ideally first time.

Therefore, this means we promote the guidelines produced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: your safety, the safety of other road users, and pedestrians.

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  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring
  • Automatic Driving Lessons Herne Bay Emerald School of Motoring

Tom Heath
20/04/2023
Excellent teacher. Would recommend to anyone
KEITH EPPS
11/04/2023
Couldn’t recommend Chris more! Brilliant instructor, calm and friendly. Passed first time today. Thank you so much Chris☺️
Maggie McCarthy
18/03/2023
Chris is a super instructor and helped me pass first time with only 3 minor faults. He is patient, super knowledgeable, explains why (not just what to do) which makes learning skills easy to execute and remember. Highly recommend him!
Sam Morris
01/02/2023
Chris is a brilliant driving instructor. I couldn't recommend his mentoring highly enough. Easy to get along and work with, he helped me build my confidence quickly with a pragmatic and methodological approach. I passed first time within six months with five minors! Cheers Chris!
Robert Goble
23/11/2022
Without a doubt Chris is an amazing driving instructor who can inspire confidence in just about anyone. He’s always really kind and very supportive and I couldn’t recommend him more. He’s without a doubt a professional, no matter what mistakes you randomly make and I wish all the best to the crotchety old man????
Marley Adams
10/10/2022
Chris is the best instructor you could ask for. Helped me pass my test with two minors. So patient and relaxed, so helpful for people without any prior experience, helped me build up my confidence on the roads. Thank you chris!
Nayanaben Upadhyay
08/09/2022
There is no aggregation to say Chris is the best driving instructor. I stared to learn a car driving from the scratch, and Chris help me to build my confidence. I passed my driving test on first go! I recommend Chris to everyone who wants to learn driving.
reuben swaine
03/09/2022
Chris is an amazing driving instructor who I would recommend for anyone looking to learn to drive automatic or manual. Having taught me right from the beginning, Chris was very friendly, patient and brought my confidence out very quickly. I could not fault him for anything whilst guiding me along my way to passing my practical test with less than 5 minors! Highly recommend
Chris Kendrick
03/08/2022
Chris is a great and patient instructor. I'm incredibly grateful for his support - especially through the stop-start period of the pandemic when it has been difficult to plan, with test slots hard to come by - and the calm, reassuring way he helped me to overcome my own nerves. He's a super coach.
Jessica Nunn
28/07/2022
I would definitely recommend emerald school of motoring to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Chris is an amazing driving instructor who has the ability to make you the best driver you can be whilst having a laugh along the way. After learning how to drive with Chris, my confidence has boosted so much and I feel comfortable on the road. Chris also helped me pass first time with zero driver faults, and I couldn’t have done it without him. 🙂

Your Automatic Driving Instructor in Herne Bay


Chris has always had a passion for driving cars since his first car at the age of 17, which was a bright orange Austin Mini Clubman.

In addition, he has more than 20 years' of experience teaching people from all walks of life. But, his most famous learner driver was Tracey Emin.

Most importantly, he passionately believes in Safe Driving for Life. Consequently, he doesn't cut corners (no pun intended) and will guide you to become a safe driver.

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