Barnstaple, Bideford & Braunton

Why Choose Us?

Stu & Mish Ward Driver Training has a simple aim at its core:
To offer patience, encouragement and confidence to all our students, so that you have the very best chance of passing your driving test first time.

We are a husband & wife team who are dedicated to not only teaching pupils to drive but to be safer drivers.

We are independent driving instructors who use our own proven methods of teaching & coaching pupils through the structured learning process.

We will help you learn to drive in a supportive environment.

We try to make the learning stages, informative, accurate & in accordance to the ever changing DVSA standards required, whilst at the same time making it an enjoyable experience.

We provide a calm, relaxed, friendly learning environment to help you achieve your goal of learning to drive in the safest, most enjoyable way possible.

Look at our reviews & gallery successes to see the people already passed.

Don’t worry about a thing


You are bound to be, but once you are settled and get to know usĀ and the cars, you will soon feel at ease.


Everyone is, whether you are a new driver or refresher driver, again once you are settled you will be fine.

Too Young? Too Old?

Never! What ever your age, you can learn with us.

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Stu Ward

Mish Ward

We are both fully qualified Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) We are both members & tutors for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) which is a British charity that aims to promote road safety. Stu and Mish are both Gold grade drivers.

We both have the aptitude to relate to different age groups & very importantly different learning rates, as everyone learns at a different pace.

You will learn to drive in a friendly and patient atmosphere in the comfort of our modern, fully equipped vehicles. We will work with you to devise a plan of action that suits your level of driving experience, style of learning and confidence level. Our goal is to prepare you as much as possible so you pass your test the first time, with the safety skills for a lifetime on the road.