A school in Enfield is offering driving lesson taster days for anyone over the age of 17 with special needs.

West Lea School in Haselbury Road, Edmonton, is believed to be the first special school in the UK to offer the sessions with the AA.

The lessons will include an hour's theory and hazard perception as well as practical sessions which will last between 45 minutes and an hour.

The experience day on April 16, will also focus on other aspects of driving.

Julian Halford of West Lea School said: “Many special needs children in the borough of Enfield are able to drive and would make good drivers, but many of our parents have financial difficulties and supporting their children would bring so much to their lives.

“It is not about passing the test, but about the experience, although those who do go on to pass their driving test would encourage local employers to employ our pupils.”

The school currently caters for 120 children between four and 19.

In last year’s session, two pupils who signed up were chosen to drive with the AA.