About Us

Automatic Is The FUTURE Of Driving

We started back in October of 2015 when our owner Drew saw a gap in the market and that there was a growing demand for Automatic Driving Lessons out there.
It was becoming something that was no longer a ‘niche.’
His previous Driving School Franchise were unimpressed.
They sneered at him and he was told he would, and we quote “come crawling back in 3 months….”
How wrong they were…..

Don’t you just LOVE IT when someone tells you “it can’t be done?”
It’s something we’ve made part of the very core of what we do here.
When someone says “You can’t drive, “Or you can’t ‘just’ do Automatic…..”
We’re here to prove them very VERY wrong.
Quickly establishing a reputation for excellence Drew was soon inundated with requests for work from primarily word of mouth recommendations, it quickly became too much for him to handle alone so his wife Emma became involved and trained to become a driving instructor.
The rest, is, as is often said, history and here we are, the largest provider of Automatic Driving Tuition in the North East.
We’ve more instructors in Automatic and more passes in Automatic than ANY other driving school in the areas that we operate.
Our heart, soul and passion lie firmly in Automatic as it truly is the future of motoring.

Even if you weigh our individual instructor performance against any other you will see that even on that level, we out perform everyone, so collectively, we are an impressive force of Automatic Pass Specialists.
Automatics are growing in popularity and now other driving schools who used to sneer at us are now copying us, trying to catch up.
DrewMatic don’t use call centres, nor do we employ target driven telesales staff (unlike other schools we could mention) which means you will always talk directly with a DVSA Approved Automatic Driving Instructor and we won’t try and sell you the highest priced product with minimal consultation or little understanding for your needs for maximum profit or commission!!
Nor, (like other schools we could mention again) do we charge our instructors unfair and extortionate franchise fees then threaten them with legal action and take them to court if they ever ask to leave once they realise that they’ve been sold a complete pack of lies!!!
THIS is what sets US apart from all the toxic big name brands and why we believe that you should trust US with YOUR training and development.
If the toxic brands will do that to their instructors, just imagine what they’re willing to do to YOU, you just will not get a good service.

We’re 100% non corporate, but we’re 100% about the personal touch

As we look to the future we hope that our customers continue to choose and trust us over the bigger name driving schools that are finally being exposed as the types of people that they are.

Towards New Horizons

In January 2020 we commence our Driving Instructor training programme.

DrewMatic will begin training new Driving Instructors joining the Automatic Driving Revolution.

Our DVSA ORDIT Registered and Approved Driving Instructor Trainers are second to none and qualified BEYOND the Driving Instructor Trainers of ANY local training provider.

We don’t want to be accused of false advertising, so we made sure these facts are FACTS !!

See our DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING page for more information.

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67 Lindisfarne, Peterlee

4.9 68 reviews

  • Avatar Jade Yandell ★★★★★ a month ago
    I honestly can't recommend DrewMatic any higher. I had been learning to drive on and off for more years than I care to share 🙈 after moving to the Northeast I got in touch with Drew and started lessons again. Drew gave me the confidence … More I needed to go in for my test and PASS! It was so nice to actually have an instructor who genuinely cares about teaching you how to drive and getting you on the road safely. Thank you so much!! Give them a ring you won't be disappointed ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Avatar Lucci Muldown ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I passed with one driver fault! Had the most brilliant experience learning to drive with Drewmatic. Brilliant company, brilliant driving instructors. Couldn’t thank Drew and Tony enough for being patient and kind, full of knowledge and … More many great laughs. The business will thrive straight to the top and beyond!
  • Avatar Pretty Doll Palace ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Iv been learning to drive with Tony for over two years now and finally Iv passed through blood, sweat and tears yeyyyy. I couldn’t of done it without his help. He is an amazing instructor and always made me feel at ease within my lessons. … More I’m forever grateful for his help in passing! Lorna x
  • Avatar Shannon Leather ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot recommend this driving school enough, what an amazing journey it's been! Thanks to Drew - who was patient, kind and supportive the whole way - I was able to pass first time!
    I was incredibly nervous in the beginning and
    … More he truly helped me become a confident driver. Drew always knew when to push me that extra bit and I will always be thankful for it. Thank you Drew! I'll miss our lessons
  • Avatar B Bainbridge ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I am so thankful we found DrewMatic, my daughter is such a drama queen and it’s very difficult to find a female driving instructor for automatic driving. Well I knew after the first phone call to the owner (Drew) that we were in safe … More hands, what a top bloke!! Such a professional and personable approach, not to mention FRAN (the female driving instructor) who is just the most patient and genuinely overall nicest person.
    Thank you for your help in getting my daughter a PASS today (first attempt), wow you really are the best!! 🙌🏼😀

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