26 Taylor Road
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Kerry Bradley a fully qualified driver trainer who is committed to helping her students not only pass their driving test but be a safe and confident driver for life. With many years experience Kerry prides herself on the high standard of tuition she has to offer. Her friendly nature, patience and reliability add to Kerry's high pass rate. KSM offers coaching for all levels of driver. With the option of the Pass Plus course, motorway lessons and those important refresher lessons to help you regain your confidence and ensure you are a safe and competent driver, KSM is prepared for whatever your individual need may be!
There is more to being a good driver than handling a car. You are required to know what different road signs mean, good road etiquette and how to anticipate dangers before they happen. The DSA theory test is made up of two different parts, a multiple choice section and a hazard perception section. It is compulsory to pass both parts of the theory test before you are able to book a driving test. Get the recommended reading about the Highway Code and traffic signs under your belt and do as many mock theory tests online as possible. KSM working in partnership with Theory Test Pro to insure you the best resources to help you pass your theory test.
Before starting driving lessons you must apply for a provisional licence. This can be done either online at GOV.UK or by completing the D1 application form, available at your local Post Office.
Once you have passed your theory test you will be able to begin preparing for your Practical Test. You should now be ready to being practicing for your practical test, the best way to do this is to have mock tests. These will allow you to identify the areas of your driving you should work on before you take your test. If you are practising with friends or family, it is important to make sure you are covered on their car insurance policy. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. During this time you will have around 20 minutes of independent driving following a SAT NAV or following Road Signs ( 1 in 5 tests are asked to follow road signs). This is to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions on your own. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. The examiner will give you directions that you should follow. You will drive in various road and traffic conditions. You should drive in the way your instructor has trained you.
Pass Plus is an advanced driver training course designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to make newly qualified drivers become better drivers. Pass Plus can also give drivers a number of other benefits, such as cheaper motor insurance. Statistics show that the risk of having an accident is highest during the first years of driving after passing the driving test.This is the main reason why the Government launched the Pass Plus scheme. The scheme consists of six modules, which follow on from a successful practical driving test. The modules take a minimum of six hours to complete. You will have to reach a set standard for each module, a module can take just one lesson or sometimes more. When the required standard for a module is reached, your instructor will sign and date the section as completed.
Kerry was an excellent teacher! Not only did i manage to pass first time thanks to her, but i also feel comfortable on things not in the test like motorway driving and 3-point-turn. Kerry has always been calm and encouraging from the very lesson. I would, and already have, recommend Kerry to anyone who wants an incredible teacher. Thank you Kerry!!!!!!!
Joseph Bryant - 31/05/2019 | report this review
“Brilliant Teaching with a lot of patience for her students. I highly recommend KSM ! Managed to pass with only 3 minors. Thank You Kerry for all your help and hard work 👍🏼” Thanks again 😊
Max Thompson - 15/05/2019 | report this review
Passed first time with Kerry and always felt in good hands. Brilliant teacher and would definitely recommend!
Jade Carvalho - 30/01/2019 | report this review
Could not have asked for a better instructor than Kerry, I passed first time and was fully prepared with her help, she helped build up my confidence and driving skills and I always looked forward to my next lesson.
Ethan McMurray - 07/11/2018 | report this review
Passed first time with KSM. She is a wonderful instructor and would always recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn. Even if you aren't happy with your current instructor, see if KSM is free. She is one of the best, if not THE BEST that I have been with/seen. 10/10. Thank you Kerry!
Ben Bishop - 23/06/2018 | report this review
I managed to pass my test first time with the help of kerry who is a really friendly and encouraging who has taught me so much in the 24 lessons I had. She was always on time and replies quickly to any messages. I highly recomend her to anyone looking to start driving, Thankyou so much for helping me gain my licence !
Tia Stephenson - 09/05/2018 | report this review
After going with several instructors, I was recommended Kerry by a friend. Least to say I passed first my theory and practical first time! Kerry is a reliable, easy going instructor! Would definitely recommend!!
Lauren Everns - 18/04/2018 | report this review
Kerry helped me past my test first time by the fact she is very easy to get along with and she makes you feel at ease when you are driving. I highly recommend Kerry
Mason Seagroatt - 18/01/2018 | report this review
Managed to pass my test first time in less than 2 months with great knowledge on everything about the tests and anything you could need to do with driving! Been absolutely great! Patient and easy to talk to. Thanks again!
James Gompels - 09/12/2017 | report this review
Passed my driving test first time in under half a year because of Kerry's wonderful, expert teaching skills. Makes you feel very calm and confident when driving and always there for help, advice and motivation. Highly recommend KSM! Thank you Kerry !xxx
Lily Schofield - 30/11/2017 | report this review
Kerry is a fantastic instructor! I was so nervous, but Kerry was always so patient. She explained everything clearly and I really enjoyed the lessons - something I didn't think would be possible as I was so nervous when I started. She made sure I was fully prepared for my test and thanks to her I passed first time! I would highly recommend her :)
Fiona Wilson - 21/11/2017 | report this review
Kerry was an amazing instructor that really helped me with everything! she kept me calm when i was nervous, she is so easy to talk to and can also have a laugh with her! defo recommend kerry x
holly james - 07/11/2017 | report this review
Kerry is a very good instructor she is very easy to get along with and has help me pass my test 1st time. She is very calming and she gave me confidence on the road and taught me very well. Would recommend to others.
Luke Dyer - 04/07/2017 | report this review
I really enjoyed learning with Kerry. I was very nervous about the idea of driving but Kerry gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test. With her help I managed to pass first time, I highly recommend.
Mitch Moser - 30/05/2017 | report this review
Having lost confidence in my first test due to nerves, Kerry helped me gain confidence back and helped me pass my test with flying colours, I learnt a lot from her and she is a very good instructor, I highly recommend.
Elliott Holden - 21/05/2017 | report this review
Kerry's an amazing driving instructor, helped me pass first time after only driving for 5 months. Very friendly and great fun to drive with. Highly recommend learning to drive with Kerry, such a great experience!
Harrison Rowland - 06/12/2016 | report this review
Amazing instructor, helped me pass my test! Would recommend to friends
Billy Edwards - 13/10/2016 | report this review
I would highly recommend anyone to learn to drive with Kerry! I passed my test first time because of Kerry, and while learning with her there was never a dull moment- so easy to get along with and was so helpful. We had a great laugh. Thank you Kerry 😋
Jess Brinkley - 12/10/2016 | report this review
I passed my driving test first time having learnt with Kerry. I would highly recommend lessons with her as she is very friendly and encouraging and great at boosting confidence. Easy to get on with, patient and an exceptional teacher!
Natasha Browning - 27/07/2016 | report this review
I can highly recommend Kerry as a driving instructor. My son has had lessons with Kerry weekly since Feb this year and today passed his driving test first time. My daughter had lessons with Kerry a few years ago too. Both my children have enjoyed their lessons, quickly gained confidence and competence behind the wheel! Kerry's a friendly person and both my children warmed to her and looked forward to their driving lessons. From a very satisfied parent. Nicky, Carshalton.
Nivky Hopper - 26/07/2016 | report this review
I passed my test this morning under the tuition of ksm.. I never thought in a million yrs I could pass a driving test..my lack of confidence and self belief was rock bottom until kerry took me under her wing..brilliant teacher, lovely person.. Anyone who thinks they can't...with kerry u can!
colin blyth - 07/07/2016 | report this review
Kerry was brilliant instructor and a really friendly as well, she is amazing at what she does and without her I couldn't first time
Ellis Bassom - 03/06/2016 | report this review
Kerry made learning to drive a exciting and enjoyable thing to do! Without Kerry I probably would not have passed first time she made the experience very easy going and gave me a lot of encouragement along the way. Couldnt recommend her more!
Nick East - 09/04/2016 | report this review
I've been driving with Kerry for 12 months and passed 2nd time because of nerves. My experience with Kerry has been brillant, she really helps to improve and gives allot of guidance when driving. She's very encouraging and positive throughout your time with her. Before the test she guided me and helped calm my nerves which really helped. If your looking for someone to drive with, KSM is the driving school to use!
Bonnie Frost-Lewis - 05/01/2016 | report this review
Been learning with Kerry for 8 months and past first time! Amazing instructor, gives you plenty of confidence and independence. She gives you productive feedback so you learn from your mistakes and begin to do things more naturally. Would 100% recommend KSM to anyone of any age who is interested in driving as Kerry is very welcoming and easy to get along with. Thank you KSM!
Megan Manning - 25/11/2015 | report this review
Kerry is a fabulous instructor, she is easy to get along with, very patient and makes you feel at ease when you drive she helped me pass with flying colours. Highly recommend her if you want to learn to drive!!
jacob marshall - 15/10/2015 | report this review
Kerry is genuinely invested in you and your driving. She's easy to talk to, patient and experienced at what she does. Could not have wished for a better teacher. Would highly recommend her. She managed to help me pass first time in just three months, amazing!
Jess Marshall - 18/09/2015 | report this review
All my 3 sons have now leant with Kerry - All 3 passed first time, l would have no hesitation in recommending Kerry. Boys loved her, clear instructions, friendly and made learning to drive fun...
sharon cooley - 08/06/2015 | report this review
Kerry is an amazing instructor, the lessons were always very calm and relaxed giving me confidence in my driving, she taught me all i needed to know and helped me to pass first time. I would highly recommend.
Emily Good - 28/05/2015 | report this review
Kerry is a great instructor, very patient and made my time learning to drive really enjoyable. Really grateful to Kerry for helping me to pass first time, thank you for all your advice and help! Strongly recommend learning to drive with KSM x
Matt Clarke - 26/03/2015 | report this review
I have been taking lessons for so many months and took the test a couple of times. I was desperate for my driving licence. Then Kerry was recommended to me. I only had to take 4 lessons from her and then I passed the test next time. She is amazing. Very Professional .She is a person who gives not only technical support but also making you strong mentally. She changes your mindset to give you the courage, confidence and responsibility. That helps you for the rest of your life, not only for the driving test. Her intention is not to prepare you only for the test but for you to be a good driver from day one. Thanks Kerry ! You are the best ! I never forget you......
Chamila S. - 13/03/2015 | report this review
Before kerry I was very nervous behind the wheel, I had a handful of instructors.and I just couldn't bring my self to the pass standard.. When kerry was recommended to me by my sis with in the first 2 lessons I was.doing things whilst chatting away that,I had not done before with such confidence.. She made me feel safe and secure whilst also at eaz.. Passing.my driving test has been a very long.journey for.me and I just wish I had found kerry first as she Is amazing!! If your looking for an instructor that will not only help you pass and get the job done but make you a permanent good and safe driver kerry is definitely the way to go!!! Me and my baby girl could nit be more thankful for.all her help to get mama on the road :) xxx
saira ahmed - 21/02/2015 | report this review
Kerry is absolutely brilliant! Within a month of my test i changed instructor and was recommended Kerry, and with only 2 lessons she gave me the technique and confidence i was lacking and i managed to pass 1st time with only 1 minor! I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a top quality instructor.
Dan Allingham - 10/02/2015 | report this review
Amazing driving instructor! Helped me alot especially as i was very nervous. I passed first time and i would highly recommend! Thankyou Kerry for all your help!
Eloisa Austin - 10/11/2014 | report this review
I was worried about driving when I first started however with Kerry I always felt comfortable and at ease! You're always able to have a laugh with Kerry and she's amazing at making you feel confident and in control, something I struggled with. I couldn't recommend Kerry enough to people wanting to learn how to drive, she's a brilliant instructor and you'll achieve great results. Thankyou Kerry! :)
Kate Shields - 30/07/2014 | report this review
Kerry is a great teacher and her lessons are very good value. She explained the basic skills and manoeuvres clearly from the beginning which enabled me to progress quickly. Encouraging and positive she always picked up on where I needed to improve, ironing out bad habits and problems I was having. She guided me through the test beforehand which was great and I passed first time. Highly recommended!
Ed McDonagh - 30/07/2014 | report this review
I passed first time with kerry and I lacked in self confidence at the start but kerry helped with this and I am more confident on the road now. With kerry you are sure to pass first time. Kerry is a lovely lady, who makes you laugh and happy whenever you have lesson and gives you the encouragement to succeed. Thanks kerry for everything couldn't of done it with out you! : D
amber bishop - 16/07/2014 | report this review
Kerry is amazing! Seriously if you guys want to pass and get the best results from your driving KSM is the place to go :) she is so friendly and really understanding. I passed first time with with only two minors and now just finished my Pass Plus. Trust me it must have taken a lot of patience for me :) Thank you Kerry so much for everything.
Dan Cox - 27/03/2014 | report this review
I was new to the area, had a little bit of experience but wasn't confident, Kerry gave me that and got me through my test! Just a truly great instructor!
Aaron Parsons - 23/03/2014 | report this review
Learning with Kerry has been a great experience. I've developed physically and mentally in driving and would personally recommend her to anyone.
Naila Ahmed - 09/02/2014 | report this review
A BIG THANK YOU to Kerry Bradley for teaching my daughter Elly to drive, a HIGHLY recommended driving instructor who has taught all my children to drive.
Debbie Mchugh - 23/01/2014 | report this review
I started my driving lessons with a different instructor, I didn't feel like I was learning enough and as quickly as I wanted too. My cousin gave me Kerry's' number. I booked a lesson and I felt so much more confident with Kerry and she made me relaxed. We had some great chats and laughs while I was learning. She is very Patient and professional. I would Highly recommend KSM to anyone!! After passing first time with only 5 minors I was very impressed!! :D Thank you Kerry!! xx
Alice Tilbrook - 06/09/2013 | report this review
Kerry is an amazing instructor and really helped me get over my nerves. She gave me an amazing website to practise my theory on and helped my pass my practical first time which I wouldn't of been able to do with anyone else! thankyou so much Kerry xxx
Eden Wight - 20/06/2013 | report this review
Kerry is an immense instructor, she's always calm and relaxed and will teach you how to drive in a calm and collective environment. Thanks to Kerry i successfully passed my test and am happy that I have. I highly recommend KSM, easily the best their is, thank you so much Kerry!!! :D
Tony Moore - 10/06/2013 | report this review
Kerry is a fantastic driving instructor who makes you feel confident and at ease whilst you are driving. She is fun and friendly whilst remaining professional. Thanks to Kerry I passed both my theory and practical driving test first time. I would highly recommend KSM. Thank you so much Kerry!
Kayleigh Miller - 07/06/2013 | report this review
Kerry is a great instructor, she makes you feel comfortable and confident when driving, I would recommend her to anyone looking to do their driving lesson she's the best out there ! Thanks Kerry ! :)
Jake Smith - 14/05/2013 | report this review
Kerry is an amazing instructor! she is very calm and really helped me to learn to drive, and keep calm if I was nervous. I passed first time and would recommend Kerry to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. Thank you Kerry! :)
Lucy Vaile - 09/05/2013 | report this review
Kerry is the best instructor! She is so lovely and makes you feel really relaxed. I passed my test first time and I would highly recommend her as a driving instructor :)
Shaunna Morris - 16/04/2013 | report this review
Kerry is an absolute legend!! She is a great driving instructor who was always patient with me even when I was doubting my own driving. Thanks to her I passed both my theory and practical first time which shows how much of a legend she really is. Thanks Kerry
James Clarke - 02/04/2013 | report this review
After being unfortunate with the first driving instructor (she was a horrible person), a friend advised me to contact Kerry as she had a long standing experience as a driving instructor. I started to drive with Kerry just when I was able to handle the car on a main road. I have learned quickly and gained confidence in driving and also Kerry corrected my bad skills which my previous instructor was not able to explain to me! I only wish Kerry was my driving instructor right from the start. She is an excellent instructor, very competent, professional, friendly and funny! We had a great time when we were driving. Now that I have passed the test (second time round but with only four minor faults!), I miss lessons with Kerry. Kerry, you are great, thank you!
Dotty Ramos - 13/03/2013 | report this review
Kerry was a brilliant driving instructor. She was always friendly and calm and had confidence in my driving when I didn't myself. She was such a great teacher that I passed my theory and practical test first time! I would highly recommend Kerry as a driving instructor. Thanks Kerry!
Sarah Merrick - 04/03/2013 | report this review
I couldnt of asked for a better driving instructor! thanks to her i passed my driving test first time! I would highly reccomend her to anybody! x
Harriet Short - 03/02/2013 | report this review
Kerry really is a great driving instructor. Brilliant at communicating both in terms of organising lessons and in teaching. With 100% in my theory test and passing my practical first time I really couldn't ask for any more. Thanks for all of your hard work Kerry :)
Jack Bolt - 28/01/2013 | report this review
I really enjoyed learning to drive with kerry. I was very nervous on my first lesson but she kept me calm and gave me clear instructions on what to do. Kerry is always on time for lessons and was always very accommodating if I needed to swap my lessons due to work. And with all her help and encouragement I passed my test FIRST TIME !! I would highly recommend Kerry to anyone !
Emma Howard - 23/01/2013 | report this review
I was looking for another instructor and my friend suggested Kerry and he couldn't have recommended anyone better. Kerry is able to keep you calm and relaxed in situations that you might panic! Kerry is friendly and approachable so if you have any worries about driving don't hesitate to ask. I have had a fantastic time driving with Kerry :) Thank you x
Sophie James - 23/01/2013 | report this review
Having never driven a car before, I began learning with Kerry at the ripe old age of 32! I was extremely nervous, had zero confidence and pretty much terrified of driving. Kerry gave me the encouragement and confidence to not just get out on the road but also to pass my test first time! She provides clear, concise instruction, is extremely accomodating and genuinely gifted at her job. I can't recommend her highly enough - and I miss our weekly chats :-))
Martina Cronin - 07/11/2012 | report this review
Kerry is simply outstanding! She is patient and pushy when needed to make sure that one gets to the standard required to drive safely and confidently. She can quickly identify the areas of weakness and apply her vast knowledge and experience to help you improve with an impressive speed.
Lucien D - 18/07/2012 | report this review
fantastic instructor, made sure i knew all the basics properly without cutting corners. Always looked forward to my lessons and now will always be competent on the road. Will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to drive!
Ashwin Kohli - 17/07/2012 | report this review
Kerry has been fantastic! Have passed my theory and practical tests first time, which is completely down to the way she's taught me.
jane poole - 17/05/2012 | report this review
Kerry is a fantastic driving instructor. She built up my confidence in driving and made me feel very calm and relax in lesson and before my practical driving test. She has a great way of explaining thing. Kerry is a lovely person who you could have a chat to and a laugh, you learn better when you're having fun. I would look forward to my lessons each week with Kerry. I passed my theory first time and my practical driving test first time with just 7 minors. I'm sad that I won't get to see Kerry each week but I am so grateful for having her as my driving instructor as she has played a big part in my life this year and helped my achieve my driving licences.
Stephanie Draper - 18/04/2012 | report this review
I would highly recommend Kerry. She gave me great confidence and made me very chilled and relaxed, we could also have a laugh at the same time. I passed both my theory and practical 1st time
Stephanie Lodge - 14/03/2012 | report this review
Kerry was a great driving instructor, I would highly recommend her. She gave me plenty of encouragement, and motivation. She is a lovely lady and very easy to talk to. I enjoyed my driving lessons, and thanks to Kerry I have now turned into a confident independent driver.
Katie Smith - 05/01/2012 | report this review
Kerry is a great instructor to have, she is patient, easy to work with and also very helpful which made the lessons successful and got me through my test having learnt everything I needed to know. I would recommend her in the future to others.
Louisa Scannapieco - 05/01/2012 | report this review
Kerry is amazing, she is a very good teacher and I learnt a lot from her. She is very easy to talk to and is helpful, I would highly recommend her
Megan Looney - 17/12/2011 | report this review
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