About Drive Hart

Approved / Registered Training School

Sarah Hart Director

Sarah is an ‘A’ graded Approved Driving Instructor, with 17 years experience in the industry. She has attained Government Registration as a training school (ORDIT) and DVSA highest driving award (Cardington Gold).
Her approach to coaching and mentoring students draws on her past sporting career and time in leisure management. Building on this background Sarah has brought innovative coaching techniques to driver training. As a consequence the School, and its Associate Instructors (who work under the Drive Hart brand), consistently achieve outstanding test results.
Sarah believes passionately that not only should Instructors be motivated and highly professional, but critically that each student's learning experience should be positive, enjoyable and fun, and offer great value for money.
The end game being to ensure students acquire “Safe Driving Skills for Life!”.

Sarah Hart

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Government approved and registered. Published standards and syllabus. Online resources.

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'Covid Secure' Protection. Instructor/Public Liability Insurance. Accredited Instructors.

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Parent support provided. Published syllabus/revision materials. Progress tracking.

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Your pass = Our Priority. Outstanding test results. Mock testing, progress tracked.

Meet the Team

Sarah Hart

Operations Director/Approved Driving Instructor

Julia Ann Clayton

Director/Approved Driving Instructor

Ed Rose

Approved Driving Instructor - Drive Hart

Lisa Downie

Approved Driving Instructor - Drive Hart

Rob Thomas

Approved Driving Instructor - Drive Hart

Kathy Medhurst

Approved Driving Instructor - Drive Hart

Steve Ridley

Associate Trainer: Greenlight Training

Marjan Hemesley

Drive Hart Support

Gromit

Drive Hart Mascot

What Our Student’s Say About Us

Great driving school would recommend to anyone

Trina Mariaa

Having written off a car the second time I practised driving, I came to Ed at Drive Hart, with little confidence after a number of lessons with other instructors. Ed is a brilliant teacher, so thorough, calm and friendly, and boosted my confidence to the point where I passed my driving test first time today! I would highly recommend Drive Hart for anyone I know looking for a driving instructor 

Emily Askew 

I am a young student who was very determined to pass my test and I couldn’t thank anyone more than Ed Rose for doing so. What an absolute character, incredibly friendly and a brilliant instructor. I would definitely recommend Ed as he is very patient with your learning and he drives you to achieve your goal.

Ryan Smith

My son has just passed first time with Steve as his instructor. Highly recommended you guys are brilliant. After being ripped off by another local instructor I called Sarah and immediately she listened and sorted out some driving lessons with Steve. I really would not recommend anyone else. These guys are amazing, honest and trustworthy.

Lizzie Elizabeth

I would recommend drive Hart 100% great driving school

Amy James

Passed my driving test today with Ed Rose. Decent instructor, definitely recommended this guy if you want to pass your driving test!

Tanni Kaisungnoen

Sarah was fantastic! I passed my test the first time thanks to Sarah. She was incredibly patient and makes you feel comfortable in the driver's seat. She knows what she's doing and is very experienced. I highly recommend Sarah!!

Jennifer Kathryn Quinn

Sarah is fantastic! She is really patient and helpful. She cares more about making you a great driver than doing the bare minimum to pass. I would not have been able to pass first time without her. Thank you Sarah!

George Gooch

Sarah's fantastic - ever patient, never panicked, and incredibly competent. She's taken me from not being able to change gear to passing first time; I can't recommend her highly enough

Gabriel Ralph

Sarah is an expertly competent teacher, throughout my time with her I was made to feel completely comfortable and perfectly safe at all times. She wastes no time in building your confidence and understanding through her delivery and patience across all topics. You will be made to feel fully equipped for your test, all due to the brilliant quality of her teaching. Thank you, Sarah, it has been an absolute pleasure and you have been invaluable to me passing, I couldn't have passed as soon as I have without you.

Hamish Godbold

Sarah is a great driving instructor. She is always patient and supportive which helped me to become a more confident and able driver. I’m sure without her my first time pass would not have been possible.

Charlie Kane

Delighted to have passed first time under Sarah's careful, comfortable and stress-free instruction. Would recommend her 100% to anyone else in the area, thanks very much for all the great help!

Martin Endersby

The best driving instructor around! Hilarious and professional! X

Laura Greaves

Brilliant instructor. Gave my son so much confidence and was very knowledgeable and verbal with her instruction. Would genuinely recommend.

Zoe Smith 

Superb! If your plan is to pass first time in spectacular fashion with great and patient instruction, whilst having a good time doing it, then this is the place to be!

Harry Fbins Ellis

An amazing driving instructor, providing the full experience for anyone wishing to drive! I passed only with 2 minors and loved every second of my lessons. Wishing all the best to Sarah and the team. 

Harry Billington 

Absolutely fantastic - a good teacher, informative, and pretty funny to boot!

Tom Phillips

Justin Riley Pitt

I had 8 hours of lessons with Sarah as she very kindly took me on as a student 3 weeks before my driving test. Those 8 hours were the best hours i had behind a wheel in-terms of learning experience's (driving techniques for parking and roundabouts) and actually enjoying driving. I passed my test with 4 minors :D. I could not ask for better instructor!

Justin Riley Pitt

What a brilliant experience I have had learning to drive with Sarah! She defiantly cares a lot about you and learning to drive. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you so much Sarah

Nicole Spletter

Absolutely amazing teacher and helped me so much!! I passed today and I'm so pleased! Thankyou Sarah 

Jennie Bath

Passed first time today. Wouldn’t have done this without Sarah - her patient, calm approach is just brilliant, and the techniques her school teaches are super effective. I can’t recommend the Sarah Hart Driving School highly enough. Thank you so much!

Anne Jensen

Fantastic instructor, great sense of humour and really knows her stuff. Always found a way to help me understand and remember anything I struggled with.

Ben Anscomb

Sarah is an amazing teacher who without i doubt i would have passed my driving test anywhere nearly as quickly as i did, but also due to the fantastic patience she has, allowed me to pass first time, and she manages to do all of this whilst staying as one of the friendliest people I know!

Sam Nute

A fantastic instructor I'd recommend to everyone. Sarah made learning to drive such an enjoyable experience: always patient and great fun. Thanks so much!

Sarah Laptain

What an amazingly patient woman you are Sarah! I never thought I'd get there... but I did! It's all thanks to you! I will miss my weekly 2 hour potter about on a Wednesday! Wednesdays just won't be the same! Missing it already! Thank you!

Caitlin Taylor

Sarah is amazing! After a previous bad experience with another instructor, I was quite nervous for my first lesson, but Sarah is the type of person who can make you feel relaxed instantly. She has been an excellent teacher, and helped me pass my practical test first time and with only one minor. She also has a great sense of humour, which makes the whole experience of learning to drive a lot more fun. I'd recommend Sarah to absolutely everyone! She's the best!

Edd Mackay-Swift

Sarah is a fantastic driving instructor - she’s patient, kind and encouraging. When I started my lessons with her, I was an extremely nervous driver but she helped me grow my confidence and she taught me everything I needed to know to pass my test first time. I would definitely recommend Sarah as a driving instructor!

Helen Blake

Kitty Shearer

Sarah kindly inherited me from another instructor and got me back on my feet with driving! Thanks to Sarah I passed within a few months with only 5 minors. Amazing instructor

Kitty Shearer

Olly Cons

Yes, 10/10. Sarah is always stretching my driving skills in lessons and is always easy to communicate with when planning for rearranging lessons etc.

Olly Cons

Sarah is a fantastic driving instructor! She prepares you so well for the test and I’ve had a lot of fun with her in my lessons. I could not recommend her highly enough! A massive thanks.

Patrick Lee

Justin Riley Pitt

I had 8 hours of lessons with Sarah as she very kindly took me on as a student 3 weeks before my driving test. Those 8 hours were the best hours i had behind a wheel in-terms of learning experience's (driving techniques for parking and roundabouts) and actually enjoying driving.I passed my test with 4 minors. I could not ask for better instructor!

Justin Riley Pitt

An amazing driving instructor, providing the full experience for anyone wishing to drive! I passed only with 2 minors and loved every second of my lessons. Wishing all the best to Sarah and the team.

Harry Billington

Incredibly grateful to Sarah for getting me behind the wheel, I could happily recommend her to anyone and everyone who is willing to listen.

Angus Harrison

Kaylin Dewitt

I am very happy and by very... I mean extremely happy with Sarah Hart for helping me pass my test first time today!! I really cant recommend her enough to anyone who is wanting to learn how to drive. Her calm and friendly personality put me at ease straight away and she is brilliant at what she does. Thank you very much again Sarah you are a star!

Kaylin Drewitt

A fantastic instructor I'd recommend to everyone. Sarah made learning to drive such an enjoyable experience: always patient and great fun. Thanks so much!

Sarah Laptain

Sarah is a brilliant instructor. I couldn't have felt better prepared for my test or to begin driving on my own. Her method of teaching is calm and therefore made learning to drive stress-free. Especially just before my test I had reassurance in knowing that having been taught by Sarah, I was completely ready and likely to pass first time! I did, and the vast number of students who also pass first time shows the quality of teaching. I'd recommend to anyone :))

Hebe Garrett

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