About Driving School

Paul’s Automatic Driving School offers driving lessons in Basingstoke and the surrounding area.

Driving School Car

My name is Paul Loader and I own and run the driving school since it opened in 2010. I am a fully qualified DVSA ‘Grade A’ driving instructor.  I have been a driving instructor since 2004 and have 20 years of experience in teaching people to drive.

Using the most up to date training methods it is my goal to teach people how to drive safely for life as well as to everything they need to know to pass their driving test.

In addition to teaching learner drivers, I also offer refresher lessons for those who need to improve their driving skills, courses for people switching from a manual to an automatic car, and motorway lessons.

Full details of my opening hours and areas can be found here.


An award winning driving school in Basingstoke for over 8 years
Award winning for over 8 years

Free Driving School App

Including theory and hazard perception

I also offer a FREE driving school app that enables you to practice and learn your theory/hazard perception, track your driving lessons, make payments, receive lessons reminders and see your progress as you learn to drive.

The Driving School Car

Toyota Yaris Cross (Hybrid)

Driving School Car Front View

Fully Automatic

Dual Controlled

Climate Control

Additional Mirrors

Reversing Camera

Self Charging Hybrid

Front & Rear Dashcam

The driving school car is a Toyota Yaris Cross (Hybrid) which is extremely comfortable, packed full of safety features, and really easy to drive – perfect for learner drivers!