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Thanks for visiting my website.  My name is Michael Wardlaw and Bournville Driving School is the business I set up as an independent Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Approved Driving Instructor in 2003.  There is a photo of me on Photos page.

You will be taught by myself so I will provide you with a personal professional service and if you are a nervous beginner, don't worry, I will keep you safe and get you driving confidently (please see Testimonials page). 

I hold the top 'A' DVSA grading for my instruction as well as many advanced driving instructor qualifications in addition to the basic one (see Qualifications page).  I work hard for my pupils and use the latest coaching techniques to help them learn as quickly as each of them are able to.  My aim is to provide you with a high quality service so you can drive safely and confidently for the rest of your life.  You will be benefitting from techniques and a practice schedule I have developed over the last 16 years which will maximise you chances of passing the test.  This can be seen in my FIRST TIME pass rate being extremely high - over the last 12 years it is 94% compared to the 45% national average.

Once you have passed your test, I am registered to instruct 'Pass Plus' lessons which will give you experience of motorway driving as well as a large reduction in your car insurance.

You will be taught in my brand new 19 plate manual Ford Fiesta which has dual controls for your safety and air conditioning for your comfort.  You can see it in Photos and find more details about it in My car.

Contacting me

Please call me on 07940 250 575 or (0121) 477 5303 (or email me at michaelpswardlaw@gmail.com) for further information and to discuss a starting date for lessons.

Lesson prices

For prices including student and bulk discounts, please see Prices/Offers page.

Lesson times

I offer lessons during the day, evenings and on Saturdays.


Subject to availability, you can have lessons as frequently as you wish.  I offer learner, Pass Plus, refresher and motorway lessons - please see Courses offered page for details.

Theory test

Don't worry about this - I will provide you with help and advice which will get you through the theory and hazard perception test.

What areas do I cover?

I offer driving, refresher driving, motorway and pass plus lessons in Bournville, Harborne, Selly Oak, Selly Park, Northfield, Kings Norton, Weoley Castle, Stirchley, Cotteridge, and Bartley Green - that's driving, refresher driving, motorway and pass plus lessons in South West Birmingham (in B30, B29, B17 and B31).  See Areas covered page for details.


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