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Stuart Douglas School of Motoring

Training safe, confident drivers for over 15 years

Call us now on 07737 747 900

Stuart Douglas School of Motoring

Welcome to the Stuart Douglas School of Motoring where for over 15 years we've been helping the people of Sunderland and surrounding areas start off their driving careers on the right track. Our goal is to make sure you achieve yours and become a safe, confident driver.

So Why Choose us....

Very High Pass Rates

We have some of the highest pass rates in the area.

Discounted Beginners Rates

Discounts are offered to new and referred learner drivers.

One to One Tuition

All lessons are delivered on a one to one basis.

Patient Instructors

Our experienced instructors are friendly and approachable. 

Driver Training Services

Our ADI qualified instructors hold some of the highest grades in the country and are ready to help you take that next step. Below are some of the services we offer.

Driving Lessons.

We tailor our services around you. Lessons can be booked in 1, 1½ or 2 hour lessons, providing you with the flexibility to take your lessons when you are best able to. Each lesson will last the full duration and will be tailored to suit your skills, budget & requirements.
Block bookings are also available at a discounted rate

New Driver Introduction.

If you've never driven before and are looking to get started then our Starter Course may be just what you need. You'll receive one on one personalised tuition where we will cover the basics, help build your confidence in quieter areas and have you driving on busier roads in no time. It will all be done at a pace you are comfortable with.

Automatic Tuition.

Automatic driving tuition is also offered at very reasonable prices. We have an instructor that specialises in teaching those who prefer to drive vehicles with automatic gearboxes.

Part Disabled Tuition.

Disabled driving tuition is also offered at very reasonable prices. We have instructors that specialise in teaching disabled drivers that require specially adapted vehicles.

Pass Plus (Standard).

Pass Plus is not a test. We teach you, then send off for your Certificate at the end of the training day. The course is aimed at new drivers who have recently passed the standard Driving Test. You will gain more driving skills, drive more safely and feel much more confident when you drive on your own, having completed this.More..

Pass Plus (Extended).

The extended course expands your knowledge further by going into the more advanced aspects of road craft and further expands on the different types of situations you may come across in your driving career. As per the Pass Plus course, there is no test. The course is designed to help you become a safer driver for life. More..

About Us

Hello, I'm Stuart Douglas, I'm the driving schools founder and Head Instructor. I've been an ADI qualified driving instructor for many years.
Before founding the Driving School I'd spent most of my working life employed as a trainer helping people develop new skills and reach their full potential, during this time I taught everything from Health & Safety up to training van, truck & fork lift drivers! A few years later, I decided on a chage of career, I retrained as a Driving Instructor which I've now done for a lot of years and still absolutely love doing, after all there's no better job satisfaction than hearing a pupil being told 'I'm pleased to tell you you've passed'. Each and every day brings new challenges, faces & stories.
I originally passed my driving test when I was 17 with a Driving Instructor that didn't really encourage me or explain what I was doing right (or wrong), I found this to be a big put off and did really nothing to help build my confidence or skills & to be honest there were times where I hoped he wouldn't turn up for my driving lessons. This experience made me determined to ensure that whatever I did in life had to be positive & enjoyable.
When I first started the Driving School I wanted to use my skills and experience to help people learn to drive in a safe, relaxed & enjoyable environment. I believe that people reach their full potential when they're relaxed and happy in what it is they're doing helping create happier, safer & more confident drivers. We are very passionate about what we do and this is reflected in our very high pass rates.

Contact Us

You can contact us either by phone on 07737 747 900 or by completing the form below. Thank you!

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Areas Covered

We provide lessons to people within Sunderland, Washington, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Seaham, Shiney Row, Boldon, Cleadon, South Shields and many of the surrounding areas.