Top-Rated Driving School

Emerald School of Motoring is a top-rated driving school in Herne Bay covering Canterbury and Whitstable. We're an independent driving school offering you a choice between manual or automatic driving lessons at a time and price that suits you. Most importantly, our mission is to teach you to become a safe driver and to pass your test first time.


5 Star Rating

One of the top-rated driving schools in Herne Bay covering Whitstable and Canterbury on Google and Facebook.

Grade A Instructor

With more than 20 years’ experience and awarded a Grade A by the DVSA, you’re guaranteed exceptional instruction.

80% Pass Rate

First time pass rate over 20 years’ running the driving school is 37% higher than the national average.

The Driving School


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.

Driving School Emerald School of Motoring

Your Driving Instructor


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.

Driving Instructor
Driving Instructor Emerald School of Motoring

Your Driving Lessons

Manual

Manual Driving Lessons Emerald School of Motoring

Learning to drive a manual is more difficult than an automatic because you’ll need to change the gears manually. But, manual cars are usually cheaper to buy than automatics.

Manual Driving Lessons

Automatic

Automatic Driving Lessons Emerald School of Motoring

Automatics are easier to drive compared to manuals because the gears change automatically. But, automatic cars can cost slightly more to buy than manuals.

Automatic Driving Lessons
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A Driving School Near You

Canterbury

Driving School Canterbury Kent Emerald School of Motoring

Learn to drive while you live, study, or work in Canterbury. We’ll try to avoid the congestion at peak times so you can make the most of your lesson driving rather than sitting in traffic.

Driving Lessons in Canterbury

Herne Bay

Driving School Herne Bay Kent Emerald School of Motoring

Drive around Herne Bay’s residential streets, tackle the Thanet Way, and even learn to drive on a motorway. With less traffic than Canterbury, you’ll always be driving.

Driving Lessons in Herne Bay

Whitstable

Driving School Whitstable Kent Emerald School of Motoring

With narrow streets, you’ll certainly develop your spatial awareness when you learn to drive in Whitstable. We’ll keep the windows shut if you don’t like the smell of fish.

Driving Lessons in Whitstable