About Us

Who We Are

The Big Red L is a driving school that only uses the best independent instructors in Folkestone and Hythe.

Why Us?

  • We've been doing this for YEARS! Tony is ranked among the top 2% of driving instructors in the country. This means you are more likely to pass your test first time, saving you time and money; cash better spent on your gap year, going to university or buying your first car. Check out this article by the BBC on how to keep driving lesson costs down here.
  • We offer both regular and intensive driving lessons. So you can choose the course that is right for you
  • We know the local area of Folkestone and Hythe better than most people know their own house. We'll give you all the insider-knowledge that will help you when your driving examiner takes you on the same roads on your test.
  • Unlike some other intensive driving schools, we make sure our intensives are suitable for you. We typically do 4 hours, max 5 hours of driving with you a day so that you don't give yourself a nervous breakdown because of stress. Check out the pitfalls of bad intensive courses here.
  • Not convinced? We'll throw in our Power of 3 scheme which means you can actually earn money by recommending us to your friends. Recommend 3 friends to us and you'll instantly get yourself £30, with the potential of earning more if your friends recommend others in turn.
  • Tony Simcock founded The Big Red L Company many years ago with the aim of "eradicating shoddy driving from the planet." An expert driving instructor with decades of experience, he is committed to developing 'safer drivers for life', so you can drive safely enough to enjoy your new licence over a full life-span. We take a liking to our pupils and want them to stay in one piece..

    The Big Red L office is manned by Tony ( More about Tony here ) and his team: Cath (a bookkeeper who bosses Tony around) and Samuel (our resident blogger and website designer - who has just left to study Creative Writing at University).

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