Why Choose Us

Your lessons, your way

When you have so many options for who to learn to drive with, it can be difficult to know which driving school or instructor is the right choice for you. There are many elements to consider when making your decision. 

Does the teaching style suit you? Are they patient and able to provide different ways for you to learn certain maneuvers? 

Are they trying to teach you enough to just get you through the test – or to actually drive confidently and competently in any condition you face or may come across in the future? 

At Acclaim Motor School, we pride ourselves on treating every learner as an individual. When you learn to drive with Martin, you’ll feel at ease knowing the aim is to help you become a strong, confident, competent and safe driver at a pace that suits you. 

“A really great instructor, who helped me to learn quickly, feel confident and safe on the roads.”

– Holly Smith, Silchester, 3rd June 2019


We always ensure you have the opportunity to drive in a variety of conditions and learn all you need to know – even those things that don’t feature on the driving test – so you can be a well-rounded, independent driver.  

Whether you’re completely new to driving, looking for a refresher, or feeling especially nervous about driving, we can help you gain confidence and the ability to drive and handle whatever you face out on the road. 


The feedback we get from people who pass their driving tests with Acclaim is invaluable to us. We regularly update our testimonials page, so you can read first-hand experiences from our former students to see why they would recommend Martin as an instructor.

> View our Testimonials

Driving Test Success

We never try to slow anyone’s progress to keep them taking lessons for longer than necessary, which is why we pride ourselves on our driving test success rate. The national average pass rate for driving schools is 24 learners passing per year – on average, Acclaim has 66 students pass each year. 

> Explore our Driving Test Success 

Nervous Students

Does the thought of learning to drive or taking your driving test make you feel especially nervous? Martin has a wealth of experience in helping nervous students at their own individual rate by slowly building long-lasting confidence that will help you while learning and stay with you once you’re driving independently.

> Discover how we can help nervous students


Learners with Additional Needs

We specialise in helping learners who experience conditions such as anxiety, autism, dyslexia, or ADHD, to learn to drive and pass their driving test. When you learn with Acclaim, Martin has the knowledge and experience to adapt his teaching style to fit your needs and requirements.

> Find out more about how we work with learners who have additional needs


Award-winning Driving Instructor

Martin Caswell at Acclaim Motor School has been recognised by a number of respected organisations and awards. Here are just a few of the Acclaim Motor School’s awards:

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2023 – WINNER Driving Instructor of the Year: South East

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2023 – RUNNER UP National Driving Instructor of the Year

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2022 – Shortlist of top 100 driving instructors in the UK

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2021 – Shortlist of top 100 driving instructors in the UK

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2021 – ‘Product of the year’ – shortlist

SME News 2020 – Winner of ‘SME News Best Driving School – Berkshire’

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2019 – Highly Commended – Driving Instructor of the Year (South East)


Learner drivers and new drivers can enjoy the flexibility of paying for insurance by the mile and earn a £10 Amazon.co.uk voucher* with Pay As You Go Insurance from Marmalade.
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    Personal instruction

    You will be treated as an individual, and not taught the same as my previous pupil or my next pupil. Your lesson will be tailored to your OWN personal, individual requirements…

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    FULL Driving Licence

    You will be helped to attain your FULL Driving Licence MUCH SOONER than you may think possible…!

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    Private in-car lessons

    Very patient, very calm, caring, sensitive, relaxed, positive, motivational, friendly and very professional and uncomplicated driving tuition