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Born in 1958

Two Brothers, Rob & Steve and Sister Linda

Married in 1980 to my lovely wife Sue. I actually taught Sue to drive when we first met in 1978.  I also have two children;  Richard (1984) and Chris (1987) - and yes they both  passed their driving test first time.  I must also mention my best mate Micky - he's my cat! 


Saturday retail work

Left School in 1974

Employed by a motor accessory retailer where I stayed for over 22 years from tea maker, to manager, to director to shareholder

Joined my wife in her business venture in Marlows Residential Lettings and after many years we were given the opportunity to sell up, an offer quite frankly we could not refuse!

The driving school was established  15 years ago and has continued to be developed with on-going training to ensure that a very high standard of tuition is maintained.


I have a full, enhanced, CRB check, now known as a DBS check, for  your complete confidence and safety assurance



Well I love driving, absolutely love my job as a Driving Instructor, best job I have ever had or likely to have

Flying is my real passion and as I have my Private Pilots Licence (PPL) I have often hired aircraft from Sywell Aerodrome and flown myself around the UK.  I have flown solo in a Robin HR200, Cessna 152, Cessna 152 Aerobat, Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow. This got very expensive and I have had to cease solo flying  until I win the Lottery!


Click below to see my aerial photo which the BBC are displaying on their website:      


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I have also taken the controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter and a glider and also a Boeing 757..OK the 757 was a flight simulator that commercial pilots use for training at Luton Airport. The simulator costs £10 million and I 'crashed' on landing! I have also been a passenger in a hot air balloon. In September 2012 I was extremely privileged to fly a 1936 Tiger Moth - a lifelong ambition, many thanks to my friends at Sywell Aerodrome. In August 2015 I flew  in a microlight flexwing aircraft - it looks like a bath tub with parachute wings, that was fun!!


I love all kinds of music and in particular The West End Theatre. Favourites include The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables (seen it SIX times!), Billy Elliot, Blood Brothers, The Sound Of Music, Monty Pythons Spam-A-Lot, The Lion King, Joseph, Oliver, Love Never Dies, Cats and South Pacific...the list in endless.  Went to the fantastic Elton John and Tom Jones concerts in Northampton. For those old enough to remember I pay my annual visit every year to watch Joe Brown in concert, Joe who? I can hear some of you say!

Sue & I love cycling and enjoy seeing our beautiful country from the cab of our motorhome ..  but still love the heat of Spain also!





Here is a selection of testimonials received from my pupils or their parents. Original copies are available to view upon request:


I would just like to thank Alan for his patience he kept with me and continuing to help me improve my driving. He is an excellent instructor who always had faith in me passing my test. I will certainly miss our lessons and our little chats whilst driving. I'm sure I'll see you around on the roads at some point. All the best, Kaysha (via text)


I cannot praise Alan Marlow highly enough. He is an excellent driving instructor. he is patient kind and supportive, especially to nervous pupils (like me) but knows how to achieve the right balance and get the job done. 12 months ago I would not have believed I could pass my driving test but I chose him because he was a level 6 instructor and I had read the reviews on his website. I'm so glad I did because with Alan's help I PASSED 1st time.  As a mature pupil (54 years old) I thought it was too late to learn to drive, but now I can it has given me freedom. He is a true gent and there are not many of them around. So if you are reading this and thinking about learning to drive I would definately 100% recommend Alan Marlow Driving. Joanna:  (via text &'' review)


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... (written 50 times!) - Now you know how thankful I am, Chloe "P"


Thanks for teaching me how to drive. I will be careful on roundabouts!! See you around. Sam


Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into helping me pass. I'll see you on the road! Francis


Just wanted to say a big thank you for teaching me to drive so well. You have been brilliant! Chloe


Thank you for all your help and support, now I have passed I have freedom. You are a really good Driving Instructor, will miss my lessons, thats for sure. Laura (& Matt and your fans Erin, Olivia & Imogen)



Dear Alan, I'm sorry for my late response to Steve passing his test. I would just like to thank you SO much for your hard work, effort and patience to work with him, I always recommend you to people, you changed my life by teaching me to drive and I still appreciate your hard work to this day when I'm out driving on the roads and I remember all your advice too. Rachael xxx (via text)


Thank you for all your help, couldn't have done it without you. Charlotte


Hi Alan, thanks once again through your hard work and support, we have a very happy young person in our household. She's delighted and can't wait to get on the road in her car. Anyway, thanks again. Sue, Brian & of course Laura


Hi Alan, thanks for all your help. This is probably the best day of my life! - Carl (via text)


Thanks for all your help. Can't believe I passed first time. I appreciate your patience with my left reverse, my peep and creep and my observations. Thanks again - Morgan (Krissy and Bailey)


Thank you for everything! You are an amazing teacher! - Rochelle


Alan, Thank you so much for being such an awesome driving instructor that I managed to pass first time! I wish you all the best for you and yours and will definitely recommend you to all I know - Rach


Thank you very much for all of your help and giving me a great life skill - Emma


Thank you so very much in all your help to enable Jack to pass his driving test. We are thrilled and of course he is. Well that's all our brood up and running and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you on the highest level - Jo and Bernard


Thank you so much for everything, you have helped me so much! - Jess


Thanks a million, you really are a star - Mia


Thank you so much for all your help (I'm still in shock) - Hannah


Just wanted to say thank you for all your help in helping me pass me test. I'm really enjoying driving. I will be sure to pass on your details to a friend when they want to learn - Katie


Thank you for all the help with my driving! It has allowed me to do the job I have always wanted to do! I couldn't have done it without your help and encouragement! I still miss my weekly Wednesday lesson with you! Especially hearing about your little kitten, my lessons were really fun! You are a really good driving instructor and I will miss you lots - Alicia


Thank you for everything - Nadine


Just a line to say thanks for all your expert tuition with Jake. Its great that he can now ferry me about!! - Sarah (Jakes Mum) (and a few months later...)  Thanks for all your help & encouragement - 2 x 1st timers - not bad!!!  Best  wishes Sarah, Colin, Jake + Eddie x


I can never thank you enough for what you've done for me. You have given me the gift of transportational freedom. Your more than a driving instructor, your a good man and a gentleman. Thank you for everything! Pass first time!! - Christine


Thank you so much for helping me get through my driving test efficiently whilst maintaining your composure to allow us to get along so well, regards - Jim









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