15. GSM Driving Academy

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Pass plus

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Motorway and night driving lessons

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Intensive lessons

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Why learn with GSM Driving Academy?

GSM is an established driving school and has been providing driving lessons in London since 1977. It's an experienced and reliable school that teaches safe driving for life. It has the highest combined pass rate in the London area, as well as some of the highest grade instructors in the industry.

With a range of options including beginner driving lessons and intensive courses, as well as Pass Plus, motorway, night driving and all-weather courses, this driving school is likely to be flexible to your requirements.

The school offers discounts for students and the unemployed, and also offers multilingual instructors on request.

Unless requested otherwise, all GSM Driving Academy’s instructors will pick up their learners from home and drop them back after the lesson. The lessons are all one hour long unless additional time has been booked.

Stats according to GSM Driving Academy

GSM Academy claims to have the highest combined pass rate in the London area, at 89%. 

GSM Driving Academy locations

GSM offers driving lessons across most of East London and Essex. The school’s popular areas include Dagenham, Forest Gate, Goodmayes, Hornchurch, Ilford, Loughton, Plaistow, Romford, Stratford, Wanstead and Woodford Green.

Waiting times

Waiting times vary depending on the availability of instructors in your area.

Vehicle types

GSM’s driving instructors each teach from their own dual controlled vehicles.

GSM Driving Academy driving instructors

The majority of the driving instructors at GSM Driving Academy are ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors) but there are also some PDIs (Potential Driving Instructors) who are still in training.

This driving school has both female and male driving instructors so if you have a specific preference then make it known when you call up to book a lesson or a driving course.

Learners can also have lessons on the motorway with a specially trained instructor.


There are a number of driving lesson block booking packages available at this driving school. The first package is for new drivers in a manual car, where the first 3 hours are £48, the first 5 hours are £80 and the first 10 hours are £160.

All driving lessons are for one full hour but learners can book additional time as well.

Driving courses

Pass Plus, Refresher Lessons, Intensive Driving Lessons, Motorway Driving and Night Driving are all examples of the driving courses on offer at the GSM Driving Academy.

Offers and promos

First bookings come with special offers. There are also gift cards available to purchase at this driving school.

Cancellations and refunds

In order to cancel a driving lesson for a refund or in order to reschedule, 48 hours’ notice needs to be given.

Any lessons that haven’t yet been taken can be cancelled and refunded providing the 48 hours’ notice period has been adhered to.

If you would like to change instructors part way through a block of lessons, this can be arranged at no additional fee.

Customer Support

GSM’s contact line tends to be answered quickly. It’s possible to make a booking over the phone, but not to schedule in a lesson.

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