Automatic driving lessons and classes in Basingstoke, with Paul Loader’s Automatic Driving School.You can learn to drive with Paul Loader’s Automatic Driving School in Basingstoke and pass your driving test. Automatic driving lessons, classes and tuition can be taken anywhere in the Basingstoke area. Collection and drop off points as well as the times for your automatic driving lessons can be flexible to fit in with your spare time.

Prices start from £32 with additional discounts when you pay for a block booking, view more prices and discounts.

All automatic driving lessons are offered in a modern, dual controlled and stylish Hyundai i20 SE (Automatic) car that all the driving school pupils love and find really easy to drive.

Grade A InstructorThe Automatic Driving School is owned and run by myself, my name is Paul Loader and I have been a DVSA approved driving instructor since 2005 and have specialised in offering only automatic driving lessons since 2010 but have been a driving instructor since 2005. You will be able to learn to drive with me in confidence as I am a GRADE A driving instructor, that is the highest grade awarded to driving instructors by the DVSA.

If you are interested in learning to drive with a DVSA approved driving instructor, with more than 10 years experience, who is patient, understanding, doesn’t shout then why not get in contact.  You can take automatic driving lessons anywhere in the Basingstoke area.  

Please text or call 07854 245494.

Before anyone is allowed to take driving lessons with any driving school it is now a legal requirement that a standard driving licence check is carried out, please click here for more information.  Validate Driving Licence 

During busy times a waiting list may apply, please call 07854 245 494 and if requested to, you can return and request to have your name and details added to the waiting list


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Please note before filling in this form that; I only offer automatic driving lessons and only cover the Basingstoke area. I am unable to offer driving lessons in any other area.

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Black CarAutomatic driving lessons and classes are available for learners of all abilities.  If you have never been in a car before, nervous of driving or maybe had some lessons in a manual car and not enjoyed them, you will find learning to drive in an automatic car straight forward and much easier than you expected.  Taking automatic driving lessons could be the perfect way to get your driving license.  You may also wish to take a days intensive course to give you additional chances of passing your driving test.


White Steering WheelIf you have tried lessons before in a manual or have never driven before and are terrified of getting behind the wheel, then automatic driving lessons are perfect for you. There is no need to be put off when learning to drive in an automatic car as they are so much easier to drive. Automatic driving lessons will put you at ease as will my relaxed style of teaching and coaching learner drivers.


Black CarAutomatic driving lessons are so much easier than manual lessons.  There is no gear changing, or no clutch control to learn, the car does not roll backwards which makes hill starts easier and the car does not stall. This should mean you need less automatic driving lessons to pass your driving test.


White Steering WheelIf you have already passed your driving test and would like to take some extra tuition in improve your skills or confidence, then refresher lessons, are an excellent idea. Some people also take a few hours tuition when buying an automatic car if they have never driven an automatic car before. Pass Plus and Motorway tuition can also be taken after a pupil has passed the driving test.


Black CarAutomatic driving lessons could well be your perfect option. Learning to driving in an automatic car is a much easier way to get a driving license. People who take automatic driving lessons and automatic driving test will not be allowed to drive a manual car without taking another driving test. The automatic option is growing in popularity as it’s so much easier.


Paul is a great instructor. Very understanding and he does his best to keep you at ease, he helped me pass my test 1st time.


Paul Loader’s Automatic Driving School in Basingstoke was established by myself in 2010. I decided that there was a large demand for automatic driving lessons in the Basingstoke area and very few driving instructors were offering automatic lessons and tuition at the time. Since starting the driving school it has always been busy and has grown in success and reputation. There is now a larger demand than ever for automatic driving lessons and tuition as it grows in popularity.

As a driving instructor I have an above average successful pass rate and my pupils loved the relaxed but professional style of teaching that I offer. To me, keeping my pupils relaxed and calm while they are learning to drive is an important part of my job. To any pupil being about to feel relaxed and at ease with their instructor is very important.  Offering excellent value for money with competitive prices, automatic lessons and classes from only £30 an hour (additional discounts for block bookings).

You can learn to drive with me anywhere in the Basingstoke area, you can also be assured of excellent automatic driving tuition with me as I am a GRADE A driving instructor, which is the top grade awarded to driving instructors by the DVSA.

Contact: 07854 245494


The price of learning to drive, automatic driving lessons and how much it’s going to cost to get through a driving test is one of the main questions I am asked as a driving instructor. When you are learning to drive the cheapest option is not always the best one, but I believe the price for my automatic driving lessons and tuition courses is competitive and great value for money. There are also additional block booking discounts if you choose to pay in advance for your lessons or you can choose to ‘pay as you go’ and pay for each lessons as you learn. Pay as you go lessons are £35 an hour. 

You can pay for your automatic driving lessons and classes in cash or by debit / credit card. Please note that once a lesson is book, 48 hours notice is required to cancel or change the lesson else you may still be charged for the lesson.  For more information please visit the prices page.

Driving Licence Checks

In order to take driving lessons with any driving instructor you will be required to provide an official driving licence verification code, this is obtainable from the DVSA and will only take a few minutes to obtain online from  you will then enable your instructor to verify your licence.  Read our information page for the details and a form to send us the information here