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Thanks again for everything, you were brilliant, you put me at ease with your friendly manner, and you never gave up on me. I now drive everywhere, I could not have made it without you. I will recommend you to all my friends and work colleagues. Mandy Webster

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We have been helping new and experienced international drivers pass their practical and theory driving tests who live in Staines, Egham, Laleham, Shepperton, Virginia Water Wentworth, Chertsey, Thorpe, Englefield Green in the Spelthorne and Runnymede boroughs in Surrey, Middlesex and Berkshire. Our clientele have included American, Russian, Canadian and Caribbean pupils.

International Drivers

American, Russian and other international students pass with the Anne Lenton School of DrivingYour US or International Permit (IDP) is valid for one year, starting from when you enter the country. After a year this will become invalid and you will have to pass the UK Practical Test before it expires. If you do not pass and get caught without a valid UK licence, you will face police prosecution and possibly have your car impounded.

To obtain a Full UK Licence you must:

For more information on licence and test applications go to the official Directgov website

EXCDELLENT PASS RATE!Once you have your provisional licence you can book your theory test which will take 3 – 4 weeks. Upon passing your theory test, call me and arrange an assessment lesson. Usually 4 – 6 hours practice are requires to pass the Practical Test. Your practical driving test can only be taken after living in the UK for 6 months. The waiting list for these tests can be up to 6 – 8 weeks.


Meet over a coffee and I will put your mind at rest with an introduction talk on what is needed to pass the UK driving test. I will supply and help completing the driving licence application form if needed. Once I have answered your questions we will then proceed with around 2 hours driving tuition on road positioning and entering and exiting roundabouts correctly.

I recommend this package to be taken as soon as possible on entry to the UK. Then follow up lessons to be taken once you have competed the theory test, ideally four months before your year is up being resident here.

I offer a Single and Couple package:

Single package 2.5 hours
Couple package (taken together) 3 hours
(weekends £10 pp extra)

New Law on Driving Licence Exchange

As from 11th January 2013 the change in the law means foreign drivers who are outside the EU but were able to exchange their licence, now can only do so if the driving test they have taken meets the appropriate standards to drive in this country.

The Law for drivers in the EU remains the same, you do not need to exchange.

Please read the DVLA link on driving licence exchange.


International Driving lessons can be taken in my car or your own car if you wish, subject to conditions.

To book a lesson contact Anne today –

mobile: 07940 776277
office: 01784 469139

"There's no substitute for experience"