Frequent Questions

Frequently asked questions and answers are shown on this page. Please take your time to read through the questions and answers on this page before contacting the driving school.  If you would like to book a lesson or get in touch with us there are many ways to do this, either by phone or text on 07854 425 494, by filling in one of the many contact forms or by visiting the contact page

How much are your lessons?

Driving lessons start at a ‘pay as you go’ rate of £35 an hour.  Please see the prices and discounts page for more information.

What hours do you work?

The normal hours are from 9am to 4pm.  Monday to Friday only.

Do you offer any discounts?

If you pay for a block of 6 or 10 lessons in advance you will receive discount.  Please see the prices and discounts page for more information.

Do you work weekends?

Weekend lessons are not normally offered. 

How much notice do I need to give to cancel a lesson?

You need to give 48 hours notice to cancel or change a lesson, otherwise you may still be charged for the lesson.

How can I pay for lessons?

You can pay for lessons with cash, credit or debit card, PayM, bank transfer or online.

Do you offer intensive courses?

No, intensive courses are not normally offered.

Do you cover Hook | Odiham?

No sorry

What car do you have?

The car is a Ford Fiesta Active – Eco Boost 2019


Want to Sign up?

Check availability or ask a question

If you still have questions you can give as a call or text;

07854 245 494

Or you can send us a message from the contact page

Automatic driving lessons can be taken Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in Basingstoke only.  Sorry we do not offer evening or weekend lessons.

Waiting List

Sign up or join the waiting list

To add yourself to the Automatic Driving School's waiting list please make sure of the following:

- You are have a valid provisional licence

- Lessons are weekdays 9am to 4pm

- Lessons can only be taken in Basingstoke

- Acknowledge lessons can not be taken evenings or weekends

You can choose to begin and end your automatic driving lessons from pre-arranged locations.  These can include home, work, town, railway station or even college.  Flexible collection and drop of points do need to be prearranged in advance within Basingstoke

When you take automatic driving lessons with Paul's Automatic Driving School you can download the free pupil app.  It is available on IOS & Android.  You can use this to track your booked and past lessons, payments and prepayment, lessons notes and your full progress history.

Paul's Automatic Driving School has high pass rates.  Paul is a very experienced driving instructor that has helped many people to pass the driving test.  Automatic driving lessons are also easier, this can mean that people find it much easier to learn to drive and pass the driving test. 

All automatic driving lessons are individually tailored to each learn and their style, pace and ability to learn.  All students are unique and so are the lessons.  You can learn to drive at your own pace.  The goal is always the same - that is to pass your driving test and Paul Loader will do everything he can to help you get there.

Automatic cars are easier to drive because they do not have a clutch or gears.  Learning to control the clutch and change gears are complicated to some learners.  As there is no clutch control to learn it also means you will not stall, automatic cars do not stall and tend not to roll backwards on hill starts.

Waiting List Application

Please complete the form in full

Introducing the Ford Fiesta Active

Paul's Automatic Driving School uses the Ford Fiesta Active (Eco Boost) for all lessons and classes.  Being an automatic the car is very easy to drive as there are no gear changes to do.  Also with no clutch control to master its easy!  This car will also never stall or roll backwards on those challenging hill starts.