Peter Skelton Driving School

Peter Skelton Driving School is an independent driving school providing driving lessons in Newbury, Thatcham, Basingstoke and the surrounding areas. You will benefit from a driving school with over 17 years experience where we maintain high standards at all times. This is not only reflected in the customers who pass their tests but in the level and the standards of tuition our customers receive.

Why choose Peter Skelton Driving School
    • Male and female instructors
    • Manual and automatic
    • Catering to nervous and anxious pupils
    • All lessons are taken at your own pace
    • High pass rates
    • Intensive and semi-intensive courses available
    • Free theory training
    • The highest standards of tuition
    • Motorway lessons
    • Refresher lessons
Peter Skelton Driving School

With the benefit of a driving instructor with a high pass rate, you can be assured that you will receive patient and effective tuition to the highest standard. All lessons are taken at the customers own pace. Therefore more confident and naturally gifted drivers will be encouraged to progress quicker, whereas a more anxious less able driver will be allowed more time and encouragement to progress as fast as they feel comfortable with.

Intensive and semi intensive courses are provided usually over 1 to 4 weeks depending on the pupil and how many hours per week they want to do.  Unlike most intensive driving courses that you may sign up for, we will always conduct an assessment lesson first to gauge how many hours you would require and to tailor the course to your specific requirements.

Parents and partners are welcome and indeed encouraged to sit in the back of driving lessons at any time. That way parents or partners can not only see the progress the pupil is making during driving lessons but it can also help with private practice.

We also provide lessons in pass plus, refresher lessons and motorway driving. Discounts and gift vouchers also available.


“I’ve passed my exam on my first attempt thanks to Peter Skelton and especially my instructor Tomasz. I’d like to thank you for all your efforts and great lessons.”

Baris Mancar – Newbury – Automatic

“I’m so thankful for Pete (Burke) being my instructor. He’s so calm and patient and it’s thanks to him that I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor.”

Holly Gillingham – Newbury – Manual

“Peter (Skelton) was amazing, thank you so much! I passed first time and I’ve never been happier, the best!”

Brooke Harmerston-Shepherd – Newbury – Manual

“I learned to drive with Peter Skelton Driving, and Louise was my driving instructor, Louise is a lovely teacher, she was always really friendly and patient.”

Charlotte Taylor – Thatcham – Manual

Why our customers choose Peter Skelton Driving School

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