Over 5O years and still going strong

Wallace School of Transport is a family run business, established in 1963 in Nottingham by the late Russell Wallace (on the 2nd row, 3rd from the left), who served in the Armed Forces Motor Corps.

Wallace School

Building on this wealth of knowledge and experience of driver training, he laid the foundations of the school, and in 1969 was one of the first to attend the then newly formed Road Transport Industry Training Board to become an approved instructor and school.

The HGV driving test was launched in 1969. We were one of the first schools in the country to offer lorry driver training.


The growth of the school meant that Russell needed help with bookings and administration and in 1970 he asked Dorothy, his wife, to join him. Together they ran the school until the early 80's.

Take a look at some of our old training vehicle photos in the gallery below


1981 We Moved to Wembley

Ruth and Neil had taken over the running of the school by this time.

Wallace School of Transort Early Days in Wembley

By 1985 we had moved into an office opposite Wembley Stadium

And started to offer lorry training in more than one location


By September 2008 we expanded 

All our main office administration is now undertaken at our Park Royal suite of offices.

Wallace School of Transport Office

The Present

Large Goods Vehicle C and C+E training is available at Battersea, Brentwood, Croydon, Dunstable, Greenwich, Guildford, Enfield, Heathrow, Park Royal, Watford and Wembley.

Passenger Carrying Vehicles is available at our Wembley, Enfield, Isleworth and Croydon.

Counterbalance and Reach forklift is available in Park Royal (and we offer on-site training at customers premises)

Driver CPC Training is available in Park Royal (and we also provide in-house training at clients choice of location)

ADR, Managers CPC, Construction & Plant Machinery Training are also available at selected venues.

Awarded DVSA Approval for Two Test Centres

We are proud to confirm that we have been awarded approval to deliver DVSA driving tests at our Acton Training Centre.

We are also approved to deliver Driver CPC Module 4, the practical demonstration tests from our Head Office Training Centre at Park Royal, London.

New Training Vehicles

Since April 2014 as it is possible to obtain manual LGV or PCV entitlement by passing a test using an automatic gear box vehicle.  

We expanded our fleet to include eight new LGV C auto vehicles and two new LGV C1 vehicles to complement our existing five PCV automatics.

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I passed my bus licence first time as a result of the excellent training from Jon and Krishna who patiently built my confidence and skill in a very enjoyable way. Thanks

John Duff

Could I take this opportunity to thank you all at Wallace for the assistance in passing my LGV Class C driving test. Special thanks to my trainer at Slough who made me feel at ease and certainly trained me to a high standard. This development will now take my new business to the next level. Many thanks. Wayne Booth Director, UpSafe Scaffolding Ltd

Wayne Booth

After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.

Mr Augusto Barale

I passed the practical test first time and this is undoubtedly due to the professional and supportive manner in which I was instructed. Without this, I have no doubt that my progress wouldn't have been so quick or productive. Please once again pass my sincere thanks onto both the administrative staff and Michael himself.

Chris Bridger Student Paramedic

We have been very pleased with the help and assistance and standard of training we have received from your team. I will be in touch shortly to make arrangements for our new trainees.

Lee Bedingfield, Ups Automotive

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