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.

Your Driving Lessons
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Amy Victoria
07/10/2020
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I had to switch instructors mid way of my driving lessons and thank God I found Emerald School of Motoring! Chris was recommended by another instructor to me. He has so much patience with his students! I have done so many mistakes and Chris was always top notch professional and calm in teaching me which made me learn better and quicker! I would recommend his in an instant! Thanks again for your time teaching me!!!!
Meg Frandall
06/10/2020
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I passed my test first time with two minors a month ago now and I have to say that my confidence on the road since is all down to Chris and his wonderful experienced teaching. Each lesson was tailored to myself, what we both felt I needed to work on and his honesty and trust in myself as a learner driver made each and every lesson enjoyable, relaxing and effective in terms of my ability to drive. I highly recommend Chris to anyone to wants to learn to drive in a trusting and friendly environment. Over 5 star rating if it were possible.
JW Designs
23/09/2020
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Very good instructor, very nice guy, passed 1st time with only 4 minors, highly recommended
sean hunt
08/02/2020
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Passed with Chris last week after starting lessons in October 2019. He provides great detail during lessons and leaves you feeling confident about what you need to do in all areas of driving. His patience and honesty is really beneficial and I always felt able to seek reassurance about certain things. Chris created a friendly, relaxed environment and I enjoyed the whole experience. He's an excellent, highly professional instructor. Thank you!
Yo 09
05/02/2020
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Excellent instructor, he helped build my confidence.
Joe D
03/02/2020
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Chris is a great driving instructor and i passed first time. I couldn’t of imagined a better instructor to help me!
Jitendra Upadhyay
19/11/2019
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I am happy to share my journey with Emerald, as I have passed at the second trial. Chris is a very good driving instructor. He is teaching driving the best way as he can assess the individual’s ability. He is comprehending what way is adequately for new learners. In short and sweet I like to give him more the 5stars.
Sara Richards
11/11/2019
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Chris was a fantastic driving instructor for my son Oliver. Being away at school during the week and not available every weekend, Chris planned the lessons around Oliver and was really flexible where he could be! I was amazed how quickly Oliver progressed, bearing in mind he had no practice in between lessons and sometimes, weeks between them due to his timetable. Well done Chris for getting him through it first time. I will definitely be using Chris for my other two sons and wont hesitate to recommend him.
Patrick Holness
19/10/2019
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Simply couldn't recommend Chris more. Chris' calm and patient teaching style really helped me grow in confidence each and every lesson. As someone who really wasn't the most confident getting behind the wheel for the first time, Chris' tuition really helped me grow at my own pace and pass both theory and practical test first time but most importantly drive with confidence. Once again, thank you Chris.
Isaac Brennan
27/09/2019
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I have been learning to drive with Chris for the past few months, he has been a very friendly and educational instructor. He really helped me understand and improve on many of the key areas I was struggling in while learning to drive. It was through his great guidance and support that I was able to pass my test first time. I am very grateful and would recommend Emerald School of Motoring for anyone looking to learn how to drive and pass their driving test.

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.

Your Driving Instructor
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Your Driving Lessons

Manual

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Whitstable

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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