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Welcome to Julie Murphy's Driving School.

Driving lessons in Swindon, Chippenham, Gloucester, Cirencester & surrounding areas.

Learn to drive with ADI qualified, friendly female and male driving instructors.

Our driving school has highly recommended driving instructors, offering quality driving lessons to learners and new drivers.

About Julie Murphy's Driving School.

As the largest Independent Driving School in the Swindon and Chippenham area we pride ourselves with a great reputation as we strive to provide high quality, good value for money driving lessons. We have great male and female driving instructors in Swindon, Chippenham and surrounding areas of Wiltshire with over 25 years experience. We offer driving lessons to those under 17 wanting to gain some experience before starting their on the road lessons, complete beginners for on the road driving lessons, refresher driving lessons, those looking to re-build confidence, or qualified drivers wanting to become a driving instructor or are already a qualified ADI wanting training for Standards Check Test.

Frequently Asked Questions


Following the guidance from the Government Julie Murphy's Driving School has taken the difficult decision to suspend all driving lessons for learners, those training to become a driving instructor and standards test training. This decision has not been taken likely but is necessary to assist with the spread of coronavirus and in order to ensure the safety of pupils and the instructors. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and will resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so. Your Driving instructor will be in touch to rearrange driving lessons as soon as we know we can start operations again.

We will continue to support any pupils in the 'critical worker' group so if you are already having lessons your instructor will discuss this with you. Alternatively you can contact us if you want to start or need help.

Whilst practical driving lessons are on hold it is a good time to prepare for your theory test as this can be done from home whilst maintaining social distancing. All pupils of the driving school are entitled to have free access to our online theory module so if you would like setting up please contact us confirming which driving instructor is teaching you.

I would like to thank all pupils and our driving Instructors during this difficult time. For more guidance on Covid-19 click on the following link.

Do I need to have passed my theory test before starting practical driving lessons?

It is not necessary to have passed your theory driving test before starting your practical driving lessons. Our driving instructors will support you whilst studying and this will be in advising which books to read, testing your knowledge whilst on driving lessons and answering any questions you may have. The good news is as a pupil learning to drive with Julie Murphy's Driving School we will also sign you up for free with our online theory module which will help to ensure you are ready to take you test. Just speak to your instructor when you start and this can be arranged for you.

How much are driving lessons?

Julie Murphy's Driving School appreciate the financial commitment of learning to drive and providing cheap driving lessons in the Swindon, Chippenham and surrounding areas of Wiltshire is important. We are constantly monitoring the cost of lessons with our competitors to ensure we provide good value driving lessons. Even though we only charge reasonable prices throughout the whole of your driving lessons we still offer great block rate driving lesson discounts in Swindon and Chippenham if lessons are taken during the day Monday to Friday. To find out what our discounts and best rates are contact us by clicking on the following link

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How many driving lessons do I need?

The national average for a complete beginner is 45 hours with an Instructor and 22 hours of private practise. This can vary dependant on the pupils capabilities and how well they adapt to driving. We tailor lessons to suit the individual trying to encourage and support them to progress at a realistic pace.

How long are driving lessons?

Driving lessons can be anywhere between 1 hour - 8 hours per day (weekly lessons - fully intensive courses). As a Driving School our lesson times vary between 1 hour - 4 hours per day to ensure good value for money as concentration levels of pupils can suffer with prolonged periods of intense learning.

How can you start driving lessons?

Firstly you must apply for a provisional car licence. You can do this 3 months prior to your 17th Birthday. (Due to medical reasons, some students can start to learn to drive at 16). Click on the following link for more information and to start the application process.

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Once you have received your licence contact us to start your driving lessons. Please remember you do not need to have passed your theory to start your on the road lessons.

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About Us
Julie Murphy

Driving Lessons & Courses

Driving lessons for learners, manual and automatic driving lessons,  intensive driving courses, pass plus,  & young driver under 17 courses.

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Show me tell me questions, theory test practice, hazard perception practice, practical driving test & more.

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Driving School Reviews

We receive lots of kind feedback from our driving pupils. Have a look and see how successful we are.

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Become a Driving Instructor

Julie Murphy's Driving School offers Driving Instructor training and Standards Check Test Training and courses in Wiltshire and surrounding areas, and Driving Instructor Jobs.

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'Julie is such a dedicated and patient teacher who makes sure things are understood perfectly throughout learning. Julie always kept me calm, especially on my test day, and I passed first time with 1 minor. Thanks so much Julie!'

- Sarah

'“After years of driving lessons and 2 driving instructors I was really nervous starting with James. But he completely got rid of my nerves, taking me through everything and is really patient! I’ve loved having lessons with James and he’s a real credit to all driving instructors and the business! Thanks so much James!”'

- Hannah
Lucy (Driving test taken in a manual car - passed first time!)

'Julie was a fantastic instructor so friendly and very funny! I loved every minute of it and wouldn't change a thing! She made me feel at home and I am so grateful for everything she has done for me. Thank you so much Julie :) Lucy xx '

- Lucy (Driving test taken in a manual car - passed first time!)

'Abigails feedback from Stratton "Thank you for helping me pass my test first time. Really patient and supportive and really helped me gain the confidence to pass. I'd recommend you as a teacher to anyone. Thank you again! Abi :-)" '

- Abigail

'Aaron's feedback from Stratton, Swindon - First time pass! "Julie Is one amazing instructor, laid back but keeps you in check at all times. Julie explains every detail clearly and if you still have problems understanding Julie will keep explaining until you get it and it sinks in. I would recommend Julie to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thanks to Julie I was able to pass my test first time."'

- Aaron

Special Offers

For new and existing driving school students.

Driving School Special Offers

Julie Murphy's Driving School has special offers for new and existing driving pupils. If you are a new pupil, you will receive up to 3 free driving lessons (subject to availability), free access to an online driving theory test practice package and also some great block booking discounts too.

Please contact us for more details.

Learn to drive with Julie Murphy's Driving School

If you have any questions about our driving lessons, driving instructors or if we can help in any way, please visit our contact us page. Alternatively, you can book your first driving lesson online.