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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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.

Charlotte, East Molesey

Julian is an awesome instructor and I couldn’t have passed without his help. He’s great at explaining the various manoeuvres and techniques you need to learn and he’s patient with you if you make a mistake every now and then!

Yves, Devizes

On my way back home. Thanks so much for the hospitality and help. I really appreciate everything. Until next time

Katie, Walton

So happy with my results-0 minors-and all down to Julian's hard work! Only a few lessons and I passed first time! Thank you so much!! Would definitely recommend him.

Scott, Esher

Julian is an outstanding instructor, helping me pass first time with 0 faults! He is very flexible, helpful and assertive in his lessons. Thank you for everything Julian!

Nathan, West End

Excellent instructor passed first time with one fault highly recommend easy and thorough lessons

George, Claygate

Thank you Julian for helping me pass first time! I couldn't have asked for better help. Thanks, George


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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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