Nick Cornish School of Motoring

Big enough to cope, small enough to care.

Get the best possible tuition from fully qualified instructors.
Instructors you can trust in Newbury Berkshire.

38+ years experience

Here at Nick Cornish School of Mottoring we pride ourselves on over 35 years worth of teaching people to drive in Newbury.

Expert instructors

Our driving instructors are all fully qualified. They are highly skilled and make all pupils feel at ease whilst learning to drive.

High pass rate

Our passion for teaching people to drive is reflected in our high pass rate when our pupils go for their driving test.

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Years experience

Over 38 years teaching people to drive in Newbury, Berkshire

Learn to drive safely with an experienced team of instructors – contact us for driving lessons in Newbury, Berkshire and surrounding areas.

Learn to drive with Nick Cornish School of Motoring in a dual controlled Vauxhall Corsa. We have a team of both male and female instructors allowing lessons to be tailored to your requirement. We provide driving lessons in Newbury and the surrounding areas.

Our high pass rate is due to the patient driving tuition and experience of our friendly instructors. We help coach pupils driving development from their first lesson through the theory test and onto successful completion of the practical driving test. Nick Cornish School of Motoring has over 38 years experience teaching people to driving in and around the Newbury area, and have created a strong local reputation through our high standards.

Simple steps to get your driving license

Get your provisional

To begin driving lessons you need to have your provisional licence. You need to be at least 15 years and 9 months old. It costs £34 to apply online.

Book your lessons

The next step is to book your driving lessons with us. We can do pay as you go lessons or book a block of driving lessons to save money.

Take your driving tests

In the UK your are required to take a theory and practical test to drive a car. Once you and your instructor are confident you can book both tests online

Your local driving school

We also allow block driving lesson bookings for those who cannot wait to get on the road and learn to drive! Contact Nick Cornish School of Motoring today.

Safe driving for life

Friendly patient instructors

High pass rate

Male and female instructors

Mock tests encouraged

Pass with confidence

Reviews from our students

I've been learning with Nick for quite a while now. Right from the start he made me feel at ease at the wheel and focused on exactly what I wasn't doing right. I passed my test today with 1 minor and I cannot recommend him enough.

Thomas Moores Student

I was nervous about learning to drive. Nick made me feel at ease from the first lesson. High quality teaching meant I passed first time.

Morgan Freeway Student

The best driving school in Newbury!! Thank you so much for getting me through my test. Now I can drive safely with confidence.

Sarah Smith Student

Become a driving instructor

Becoming a driving instructor is a great career path. If you want to find out more about becoming a driving instructor then please get in touch. We would be happy to guide you.

Expert trainers

Learn from expert driving instructors on how to teach.

Flexible diary

Freedom of a flexible diary when becoming an instructor.

Top tips for driving

We know a lot of parents like to take their learners out for practice lesson inbetween their instructor led lessons. Here are some top tips that can help.


Your speed on approach to hazards is vital, the correct speed gives you time to assess and make the correct decision.


Always drive at a speed that you can stop within the distance you can see.


Keep your distance between you and the vehicle in front. Keeping your distance gives you time to react.


Driving is all about situation awareness.


Observation and awareness is vital in order to create a plan to react to a situation.


Every mistake needs to be an opportunity to re-evaluate and improve your driving technique.


If you haven’t got a view don’t go.

Start your driving lessons today!

Get in touch

For more information or any enquiries you have please contact Nick Cornish School of Motoring on the below details or by completing the enquiry form.

Learn to drive

Areas we cover




Cold Ash 




Wash Common

Frequently asked questions

Our driving lessons are charged by the hour. Please contact us on 01635 863059 for our latest prices.

We cover: Newbury, Thatcham, Bucklebury, Cold Ash, Hermitage, Curridge, Cheively and Wash Common

No, all our cars are manual cars.

Yes, it is a great way to save money by block booking your driving lessons. Please call us on 01635 863059 for our latest prices.

Yes, to begin driving lessons you need to have your provisional licence. You can apply for this online through the gov website.

Yes, we have female instructors. If you have a preference please say upon booking.

Yes, if you are giving driving lessons as a gift then we can offer you a gift voucher to give to the recipient.

This really depends on the driver. Upon your first lesson your driving will be assessed. We will keep you updated along your driving journey when we think you are ready for your practical test.

We accept: Cash, cheque or bank transfer.