Driving lessons in Sunderland, Durham, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Consett, South Shields.

Looking for driving lessons in Sunderland, Durham, Hartlepool, Gateshead, South Shields, Consett or surrounding areas? Bradley's driving school has now been established for over twelve years and our excellent rates, expert knowledge and ability to get our clients through the driving test first time has helped us to become one of the leading driving schools in the North East.

What our customers really say!


Highly recommend Derek from Bradley’s driving school after I was recommended him myself from a friend. I passed on my 2nd attempt with a clean sheet after failing the first one with one minor and one serious. I had excellent preparation for the driving test thanks to Derek who is very calm and patient and straight to the point when it matters. Thanks Derek. 

Cairan Render - 14th August 2018



I decided to go with this driving school because my older brother learned with Ken and passed first time with only one minor. I had my test today and managed to pass first time too after just three months of learning.

Ken is an absolutely wonderful driving instructor and I recommend him very highly because he is patient, experienced and knows how to secure first time pass. He provided me with a driving booklet that contains all the information I needed for my practical test and we also did reflective logs after each lesson, which ensured that I didn't make the same mistake twice.

In my opinion, the reason that his pass rate is so high (he is very proud of this) is because he does mock tests with his students so that they are comfortable when it comes to the real thing.

I'm really going to miss my lessons with Ken because he's such a lovely guy and he has taught me so much in the last few months. Thank you so much for a wonderful driving experience and a first time pass.

Neisha Mistry - 10th August 2018


That’s an astonishing 55 Zero Faults!

OMG! Another clean sheet. Congratulations to Kacper Montelatyc from Brandon in County Durham who passed his practical driving test FIRST TIME with a CLEAN SHEET on the 5th June at the Durham test centre. Our methods really do work and this strikes home why we think we are your No 1 choice for your driving lessons.

Congratulations to Driving instructor Kenneth Smith and his client Kacper Montelatyc on taking our CLEAN SHEET TOTAL TO AN ASTONISHING 55 ZERO FAULT TEST PASSES