Bath School of Motoring and Lanham's Driving School Ltd

Successfully teaching to drive in Bath & surrounding areas for over 45 years

About Us


Bath School of Motoring & Lanham's Driving School have been teaching people to drive in & around Bath successfully for over 45 years and we continue to deliver a highly professional service with qualified Male & Female Instructors.

Bath School of Motoring was founded by The Late Colin Payne in 1979 and Lanham's Driving School was established in 1963. The two schools merged in 1993 and formed a Limited Company in 2003.

The Directors Gary Payne & David Merrett together have over 50 years experience in all types of Driver Training and are still very much hands on with the day to day running of the business as well as still delivering Driver Training at all levels including Learners/Fleet company drivers/Advanced courses and Driving Instructor training.

Sue Merrett (David's wife) manages our office based in Frome & Gary is the son of Colin the founder so we are still very much a family run business.

We are the oldest most established local school with our roots firmly  in Bath and over the last 15 years we have expanded & are now well established as Lanham's in Frome, Trowbridge & surrounding areas as well as still in Bath.

Driver Training has changed immensely over the years, not only through the Driving Test but how Instructors teach by using Coaching skills to encourage a better understanding of the responsibilities of a driver and passing on these responsibilities at an early stage.

So you can be confident that you are learning with a forward thinking Driving School that will still be here tomorrow.