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Monarch Driving School is proud to offer the following services in St. Helens. The driving lesson prices below are for all types of lessons (learners, refresher lessons, qualified drivers & previously disqualified drivers)

In these difficult times we must follow the guidance from the government and avoid all unnecessary social contact.  We are therefore unable to offer routine driving lessons until government advice changes.
We may be able to assist driving test candidates and those who are almost ready for their tests if ALL of the following apply.  This is completely discretionary and we are not guaranteeing this service whatsoever, but please get in touch if you need urgent help and we will see what we can do...
1) You have already had driving lessons and are considered to be almost test ready, or test ready, or have previously failed your test.
2) You have no symptoms and have not been around anybody who has symptoms.
3) You are a an essential worker/key worker who genuinely needs to pass your test to get to work and has access to a car to drive after passing the test.
4) You have emailed the the DVSA on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check whether you are eligible to sit the driving test and have a written response from them confirming that you may take the test.  
5) You are able to email a copy of your provisional licence and permission from the DVSA to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will then need to speak to you on the telephone to make an assessment of whether we are able to help you.  Thank you for your understanding in these unusual circumstances.
Chelsea, Karl, Paul, Jackie & Steve

Driving Lesson Prices in St. Helens:

 Duration Manual Auto with Paul
1 Hour Trial Lesson £15 N/A
1.5 Hour Trial Lesson £25 N/A
1 Hour Lesson £28 £35
1.5 Hour Lesson £42 £50
2 hour Lesson £52 £62
*Prepay 10 hours £260 £300
*Prepay 20 hours £499  £580

*All pre-paid lessons are to be taken within 6 months of payment. Trial lesson price available to new students only.


Recommended Lesson Duration:

If you want to learn quicker and save money then please consider the 1.5 or 2 hour driving lesson options.  Our research clearly identifies that students who take 1-hour lessons spend an average of 35% more on driving lessons than their peers who take 1.5-2 hour lessons.  Teaching is far more efficient when we have adequate time and we wish to save our customers money by ensuring that we have a realistic amount of time to accomplish our goals in each session.

Pass Plus:

The Pass plus course is a 6 hour course for those of you who wish to gain valuable additional experience within 12 months of passing your driving test. The course includes motorway and night driving and does not require you to sit a test in order to gain your certificate. Certificates are issued by the DVSA after your driving instructor has sent off your training report, you may qualify for discounts on your car insurance if your insurance company support the scheme.

Manual Pass Plus        £180                                                    Automatic Pass Plus   £195

Manual and Automatic Driving Course Prices:

If you wish to learn to drive quickly then you may want to consider taking a driving course. Courses are subject to a driving instructor being available however we will try our best to accommodate your requirements.  We do not believe that it is possible to gain enough experience to be safe on the road in just one week of lessons and therefore we do not offer one week driving courses with a test on the Friday - unless the student has had previous experience.

Courses may be taken as intensive (over 2 weeks) or semi-intensive (between 2 and 6 weeks).  Success rates are greater with semi-intensive courses as the student does not feel as much pressure.

Course Duration Manual Price Automatic Price
10 hours £260 £300
20 hours £499 £580
30 hours £735 £840
40 hours £960 £1080

A deposit of £100 is payable to book a course, the balance must be paid no later than 7 days before the commencement of the course. All lessons must be used within 6 months of purchase. The 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all courses.  Course fees do not include the DVSA driving theory test fee (£23) or the DVSA practical driving test fee (£62). Test fee's may be added to the above advertised course prices plus a £2.50 administration charge per test. One or both tests may be booked - Theory Test £25.50, Practical Test £64.50, or both tests £90.

Do you already have a driving test booked?

This is for candidates who already have a driving test booked before coming to Monarch Driving School.

Monarch Driving School St. Helens have a duty of care to the candidate, the examiner and the general public to only present candidates for test who can demonstrate the required skills to pass the test, we are therefore unable to take candidates for driving tests who are unknown to us or who simply need the use of a vehicle for their test.  As we are not a car hire service any requests for car usage for driving tests from learners who are not with Monarch Driving School will be declined.  If you are looking for a car to use for a driving test and do not require the service of a driving school then please contact Arnold Clark St. Helens on 01744 649890 for dual control hire options.

If you have a driving test booked that is at least 1 month away and you wish to take driving lessons in preparation then we would be delighted to help you if we have the availability to suit you.  For information regarding availability please contact us with your postcode, availability for lessons and your test date, time and test centre.

Cancellation Policy - 48 Hours

When you book a driving lesson/course with Monarch Driving School you are agreeing to the following policy.

It is important that the driving instructors appointment times are not wasted, it is very frustrating for candidates who want driving lessons but cannot get an appointment with a good driving instructor. We must therefore ensure that the instructor’s time is utilised well and keep cancellations and no-shows to a minimum. We therefore request that students give a minimum of 48 hours notice when cancelling a driving lesson appointment. If 48 hours notice (sufficient time for your instructor to offer the appointment times to other candidates) is not given then the driving instructor has the right to take payment for the lesson. By booking a driving lesson with Monarch Driving School then you are agreeing to this policy and accept that you are responsible for paying for your appointment if you cancel without providing 48 hours notice.

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