Yate based Driving Instructor

If you live in the Yate area and are looking for a qualified and experienced driving instructor, I can help you!


Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne and surrounding areas. Other areas considered. If you live in any of these locations, get in touch!



Weekdays and Saturday/Sunday, flexible slots starting from 9am. Some evening lessons available ( 6.30 – 8.00) You can only do certain times? dont worry, get in touch and we can try and work something out. Lesson duration normally 1.5 hours.



£34.00 – £38.00 per hour and  no extra charge for weekends or evenings. Sorry, no block bookings.





  • There’s no extra charge for weekends and evening lessons


Living in Yate, my name is Matthew Stroud. Married with 2 children I am a fully qualified Driving Instructor (ADI) licenced by the DVSA to provide driving lessons and have been in this Industry for nearly 5 years.

Passionate about teaching you to become a safe, incisive and confident driver and hugely motivated to get you through your test first time, I will do whatever it takes to help you achieve all  this.

Working together, we will get you driving safely on the roads. Once you have your full driving licence, you are free to go where you want when you want, completely independently.


Easy going, friendly, patient and focusing 100% on allowing you to achieve the maximum of learning on every lesson and ensuring value for your money takes place from doing as much actual driving as possible.

Lessons consist of an up to date DVSA recommended client centred learning approach where you will be encouraged to ultimately take responsibility for your own driving. This style of learning will lead you to being a safer driver giving you more confidence on your test with a significantly higher chance of a 1st time pass.



Ford Fiesta Zetec petrol, manual gearbox 

Easy to drive and park with great visibility – all my students love driving it! And it has dual controls so I can keep you safe!

The car type you buy after passing will likely be petrol engined and similar to this one so you will be able to easily drive your new car with no worries about stalling or doing hill starts etc



Most lessons will consist of driving within the area that includes the A4174 ring road Kingswood, Downend, Warmley, Longwell Green, Pucklechurch, Westerleigh and Coalpit Heath. Some lessons may include driving out to Filton, Southmead, Henleaze, Clifton and Bishopston also Wotton Under Edge, Dursley and M5 motorway. Your driving test will operate out of Kingswood Test Centre in Station Rd, Kingswood. 



Based on total number of tests taken v passes, as of 23 March 2023 my rolling pass rate since 2018 is 88% and  pass rate for 2022 was 93% . The majority of my students pass 1st time with few driving faults.