British School of Motoring

The British School of Motoring (BSM) is a driving school in the United Kingdom, providing training in vehicle operation and road safety.

Private Limited
IndustryAutomotive services
FoundedPeckham, United Kingdom
ServicesDriving instruction

BSM has around 1000 driving instructors. RAC's parent company, Aviva, sold BSM to Arques Industries AG in February 2009.[1] In November 2009 the business was then sold to Managing Directors Abu-Haris Shafi and Nikolai Kesting and was then acquired by Acromas Holdings, which was the holding company for The AA and Saga in January 2011. The AA (including BSM ownership) then announced stock market flotation in June 2014.

Notable customers

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom learned to drive with the BSM.[2]


British School of Motoring founded in 1910 was an independent and private educational organisation like the Chelsea College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering founded in 1924. Both were founded by their principal, S C H Roberts.[3] Born in 1889 Stanley Coryton Hugh Roberts (known as "C H") died in September 1957[3] and was succeeded as managing director of both BSM and The College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering by Miss Denise McCann.


  1. BSM Arques Industries AG
  2. "UK driving school dumps Vauxhall". BBC News. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  3. Mr. S. C. H. Roberts. The Times, Monday, 16 September 1957; pg. 14; Issue 53947

4. BSM Arques Industried AG

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