Kinghams Driving School

Driving School in Christchurch, Dorset
Driving School in Christchurch, Dorset Kinghams Driving School offer driving lessons and intensive driving training courses in Bournemouth Poole and surrounding areas. In addition to helping people learn to drive and pass the practical driving test, We also cater for fully qualified drivers wishing to improve the skills behind the wheel: this includes foreign license holders and people wishing to train for the taxi driving test.

Steve Kingham has been teaching people to drive and providing driver training courses in Bournemouth since 1992, is a fully qualified DVSA driving instructor and holds and NVQ three in driving instruction, DVSA Fleet and BTEC Assessor qualified plus the BTEC 4 qualification in coaching for driver development.

People learning to drive with Kinghams Driving School in Bournemouth can expect the latest customer orientated coaching methods which adapts the style of training to the way they learn. In addition to developing the skills to drive a motor vehicle, these coaching methods are more effective at increasing driver awareness and responsibility than traditional methods of driver training where students were just told what to do thereby improving road safety. Driving lessons may be taken weekly or intensively and may be paid for by the hour or for a discount, by the block. Teaching hours of very flexible and include evenings and weekends; Including Sundays when necessary.
Areas Served
  • Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood,
Business Details
  • Year established: 1993
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Contact Details

12 Marabout Close
Christchurch, Dorset
BH23 3DS
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Driving Lessons
read moreDriving instructors working with Kinghams Driving School have years of experience in the Driving Schools profession giving you the confidence to choose us.


Benjamin Sparshott
read moreSteve is a great instructor who helped me pass my test first time! Very patient and extremely knowledgable! Highly recommend to anybody that is looking for a driving instructor.
Roshni Jadav
read moreSteve was such a great instructor and helped me pass my test quite quickly and enjoyably! A great teacher who made me think about my weaknesses in order to address them more efficiently and was extremely patient with me. Very understanding and flexible with my work schedule which made driving with Steve more comfortable. I enjoyed all of my lessons and would look forward to them! Would definitely recommend learning with Steve.
Bernice Doré
read moreSteve is an excellent instructor who made it very easy to fit my driving lessons around my school schedule. My lessons were well structured and focused on the areas that I needed to improve on the most, meaning I passed first time! Thanks so much Steve highly recommend.
Dario Montez Rodriguez
read moreI had a great time learning to drive with Steve. Id never driven anything before, yet he was able to start from the absolute basics, and even if I had a really specific question about the highway code, or even the mechanics and engineering of the car, Steve was able to answer. Its been both fun and informative, and I didnt encounter any situation I wasnt prepared for during the exam. I passed first time!
Diane Bridle
read moreMany thanks to Steve who got both my boys through their tests. He was always reliable and happy to accommodate unexpected changes to lesson times which made such a difference. Really good friendly instructor. So glad I chose Steve. Would highly recommend.
Jamie Wong
read moreA very enjoyable 2 month crash course. Steve is very quick at acknowledging your weaknesses and teaches you overcome them swiftly. He is very thorough with his explanations. Very calm and considerate when you make errors and uses his experience to tackle complications. He makes you feel at ease behind the wheel, highly recommended for anyone learning!
Georgia Campbell
read moreCouldnt have asked for a more understanding instructor. After the issues with a previous instructor my confidence was low and after only a few lessons I felt both my confidence and my awareness had improved dramatically. I felt relaxed when driving and steve was understanding about issues and explained how to correct them in depth. I passed my test today much more confidently thanks to steve. Would 100% recommend
Sanny Hoskins
read moreTaking driving lessons with Steve was really enjoyable. He was always calm and helped you understand why you made mistakes, in a friendly manner. His lessons worked around my university timetable so they happened at an accessible time for me.
I managed to pass my test first time today! I would 100% reccomend Kinghams Driving School.
Thank you Steve!
Robert Butterfield
read moreSteve has taught both myself and my partner, with both of us passing our driving test first time with very few minor errors. His experience and ability to put you at ease is second to none. I would always recommend Steve to family and friends.
Pete Bridle
read moreSteve is a supportive and patient instructor, it was a pleasure to have learnt with him as he genuinely works hard and uses his knowledge and guidance to his full potential in every lesson. I passed with zero driving faults.
Svetlana Gnatenko
read moreSteve is very patient, calm and highly professional. Kinghams Driving School was the best choice I have made. I finally feel driving is something I can do.
Dinis Afonso Tavares
read moreIt was a pleasure to have Steve as my driving instructor and could not have passed with out him. Steve's great at identifying strengths and weaknesses and does a fantastic job at explaining where you've gone wrong and how you can improve. He's calm and humble personality really contributed to my learning experience as I felt less nervous and more in control of the vehicle throughout lessons and during my test. I would highly recommend Steve to any new or experienced drivers who would like to improve!!! Thanks for the crash course Steve!!
Nathan Watson
read moreExcellent instruction throughout the last year of learning, extremely patient and professional. His teaching has helped me to pass first time. I do not hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone living in the local area.
Juliana Brasil
read moreExcellent teacher, wonderful Technics, makes the lessons funny and easy to understand also have so much patient to explain over and over again
Alex Boddy
Dec 23, 2020
Started automatic lessons with Steve back in July after stop-start manual lessons elsewhere years ago. So happy with the decision to learn automatic and personally can't understand why anyone would want to drive a manual! But more importantly, I'm so grateful for Steve's fantastic teaching. He's so calm, clear and patient which is exactly what I needed and ultimately why I was able to pass first time. If you're considering automatic lessons, I'd say go for it and if you do, you should absolutely be getting in touch with Steve!
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Tayla Jade Shaw
Aug 29, 2019
Thank you so much!
Steve took me from zero confidence/experience behind the wheel at 28 years old to a first time pass with zero errors! what more can I say. You are a fantastic instructor Steve, thank you so much.
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Kristel S.
Mar 22, 2018
Highly recommend!
Steve is a really good driving instructor! Most importantly he is really patient and really good at explaining things. He will detect your strengths and weaknesses and helps to develop the weak areas. I highly recommend Steve as a driving instructor!
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Hannah Shone
Oct 23, 2021
Thank you Steve!
I first started taking driving lessons with Steve a few years ago before having a break and beginning driving again this summer. Steve has always been so supportive of me and believed in me even when I thought I would never be able to pass. A couple of days ago I passed with 0 minors after 24 hours of automatic lessons. I would recommend Kinghams Driving School to anyone. Thank you Steve for all your support, you are a great driving instructor.
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Kinghams Driving School
read moreYou want driving lessons in Bournemouth or Poole and can't wait to learn to drive and get your full licence. With so many driving schools in Bournemouth, why learn with Kingham's Driving School? Kinghams Driving School in Bournemouth offer a lesson by lesson no quibble MONEY BACK GUARANTEE of quality training. So whether you'd like weekly, manual or automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth or whether you're considering an intensive / crash course or motorway training in either a manual or automatic car, you're guaranteed peace of mind and support through each and every driving lesson.
Show Me Tell Me Questions
read moreThe DVSA Show Me Tell Me questions are designed to test your knowledge and understanding of basic car maintenance checks and road safety issues related to your vehicle. At the start of your driving test the examiner will ask you one 'tell me' question and during the test whilst driving you'll be asked one 'show me' from the questions listed below. If you answer the show me tell me questions incorrectly it will be marked as a minor driving fault so make sure you go through all of these questions with your driving instructor.
Driving lessons in Bournemouth
read moreMy name is Steve Kingham. I am a CRB Checked, fully qualified driving instructor with 25 years experience in providing driving lessons in Bournemouth. It is important for me and my instructor colleague Leroy to give an excellent service and provide a enjoyable environment for everyone learning to drive. I run my own driving school and although some business comes via this web site, Leroy and I are fortunate to benefit from continued recommendation which I believe is due to the quality of driving lessons we provide.
Intensive Driving Lessons in Bournemouth
read moreThen contact Kingham Driving School today as we specialise in intensive driving lessons in Bournemouth and Poole and are currently expanding to surrounding areas. Our team of highly qualified driving instructors will teach you all of the necessary things you need to learn within a short space of time so that you will pass your driving test the first time. When you need to learn to drive quickly a course of intensive driving lessons is the best option. You want to make sure that you are learning safely to protect yourself and other vehicles on the road.
Automatic Driving Lessons in Southampton
read moreKinghams Driving School offers a lesson by lesson money back guarantee on all automatic driving lessons in southampton. Whether you're starting at the beginning, require a refresher course or want intensive automatic lessons, we offer an enjoyable environment to learn at your own pace. Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a qualified driver. There are many advantages to driving an automatic car as opposed to a manual. The main advantage being the absence of a clutch pedal and the gears changing automatically.
Automatic Driving Lessons
read moreThe advantage of automatic driving lessons Bournemouth is the absence of a clutch pedal and that gears are changed 'automatically' when the accelerator or brake pedals are used to increase or decrease the speed. Learning to drive is easier because there is no need to manually coordinate the clutch pedal, gear lever and accelerator. No more stalling - no more clutch control - much easier slow manoeuvring - and depending on the automatic car you are driving - easy hill starts and much less or no rolling back.
Pass Plus Southampton
read moreWith Pass Plus, Southampton drivers can improve their skills and become safe road users for life. There is no separate driving test that needs to be completed after the course. You will instead get a certificate from the DVSA as soon as they receive a confirmation from Kinghams Driving School verifying successful completion. There are many benefits that you can enjoy once you book Pass Plus in Southampton. Firstly, you will be significantly reducing the chances of injuring yourself when you're driving.
Taster Driving Lessons Southampton
read moreIt can be a daunting thought when you decide to get out onto the road and learn how to drive. For beginners or individuals with a nervous disposition, you will benefit hugely from our taster driving lessons in Southampton. Choosing this service will allow you to learn more about our courses and the manner in which we teach. We are not here to throw you into the deep end, which is why our taster driving lessons, Southampton learners, are in place. You will meet your instructor, giving you an opportunity to get to know them and discover if you will get on.
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Rated 5 of 5 from 4 reviews
Hours of Operation
Monday09:00 AM÷07:30 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM÷07:30 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM÷07:30 PM
Thursday09:00 AM÷07:30 PM
Friday09:00 AM÷07:30 PM
Saturday09:00 AM÷05:00 PM
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