About us

Intuition is an independent driving school run by Steve Hammerton, an experienced DVSA Approved ('A' Grade DVSA) Driving Instructor with a background of many years as a Metropolitan Police response driver. Additionally, I have been qualified by AA Driving School to train prospective driving instructors. Our new partner is Julian Eggar, also an A Grade Driving Instructor with many years experience in a local Driving School.

All driving lessons follow the DSA recommended structured tuition programme, leading to a safe, competent, defensive driving style as required by the DSA practical driving test. Lessons adapted to suit the learning style of individual pupils.

Tuition is conducted on a strictly one to one basis, with an outline strategy at the start and a review/debrief at the conclusion to assess progress. Topics covered and standard attained are documented in the pupil’s log book at the conclusion of each session.Two hour sessions are generally regarded as the most cost effective way of consolidating progress and can start/end at your home address, college or local place of work.

Instruction is conducted in the latest highly acclaimed Volkswagen Polo, or the renowned Ford Fiesta both compact cars that adapt easily to all heights. They are remarkably easy to drive and manoeuvre. They come with dual controls, air conditioning and electric everything!

Most students choose ‘Intuition’ following recommendations from the many previously satisfied customers, epitomized recently when a mother and then both her daughters all went on to pass their tests first time.

Tuition is not confined to new learners, but includes refreshers and specialist instruction following an accident, illness, driving ban or preparation for established non U.K. drivers to take the driving test here. My eldest pupil to date is 83 and I have extensive experience and success with nervous pupils who thought they would never ‘get through’. I can offer tuition in French or German if required.

Notable successes include a former accountant who is now an AA Driving Instructor following a course of instructor tuition, a young man who progressed to driving HGVs with the local authority and a woman in her 50s who is now running her own mobile catering business having previously resigned herself to never learning to drive.

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Tallulah, Claygate

I had a great time learning with Julian, he taught all the manoeuvres well and gave insightful tips on my driving, helping me to become confident and capable

Emily, Walton

Passed first time. Julian is a very calming instructor who is motivational and comforting to drive with

Ella, Claygate

Thanks to Julian I passed my test first time! I couldn't have done it without his amazing teaching, covering all manoeuvres and preparing me so thoroughly

Serena, East Molesey

Julian is a very patient and helpful instructor. He is encouraging and has made me a confident and capable driver who passed first time with only two minors. I have been lucky to have been taught so well.

Sheila, Hampton Court

Thank you Julian for your lessons, they were really helpful and your teaching really helped me to pass first time! Thank you for everything.

Jamie, East Molesey

Julian is a great instructor. His way of teaching was very thorough and I always felt relaxed during my lessons, which is why I passed first time. I highly recommend Julian

Alex, Claygate

I passed my test after 6 months of lessons with Julian. I felt that he was thorough in all areas of driving and ensured that I knew everything so that after only a few months I felt pretty confident and would drive everywhere possible with my parents. I really enjoyed driving before I passed, and even more so now I have passed. I have recommended him to many of my school friends.


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About us

Intuition is an independent driving school run by Steve Hammerton, an experienced DSA Approved Driving Instructor with a background of many years Metropolitan Police response driving…

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Area covered

Driving lessons in: Chessington, Claygate, Cobham, Esher, Hampton, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Hook, Kingston, Long Ditton, Molesey, New Malden, Surbiton, Teddington, Thames Ditton…

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Driving lessons & Courses

  • Manual lessons
  • Automatic lessons
  • Intensive courses
  • Pass Plus
  • Instructor training for PDIs

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Call: 07977 530 301

In the interests of safety, I do not take calls whilst teaching. If you leave a voicemail, I will get back to you asap or you can email me

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