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Test centre with the highest pass rate?

Gairloch in Scotland has the highest pass rate -a whopping 86.5%. Now we are not suggesting you head up to Scotland to take your test just because it has the highest pass rate, in fact quite the contrary, we believe it is important that you are confident driving in both urban and rural areas, be able to deal with pedestrians in urbanised areas as well as varying types of road and traffic conditions. Now learner drivers are allowed on the motorway (with an an instructor in a dual controlled car)  if possible you should have some motorway tuition too.

In general most of the highest pass rates are in Scotland – in our opinion this is most probably because there is less going on in rural areas, no complex roundabouts or routes to deal with however the large, urban test centres also tend to be in areas where more people may be on lower incomes. This may mean they have taken fewer driving lessons prior to taking their test.

Edmund King, president of the AA, said it was not possible to attribute the disparity in pass rates to the difference in driving in urban and rural areas as “both have their challenges”. But he would “never encourage learner drivers to book their test at a centre with a higher pass rate” we have to agree with him on that.

The hardest place to pass your driving test

Could Birmingham – The Pavilion be the UK’s toughest driving centre?The test centre had a pass rate of just 28.6%  Roughly just under 40% of learners who live in the West Midlands passed their test. Other areas with a poor pass rate include Speke in Liverpool and Belvedere in London and Leeds. To be honest it should not matter where you take the test, as you should be able to drive in any area and we will try to ensure you are ready for this.

If your area has a poor pass rate don’t worry it doesn’t mean you wont pass first time, just make sure you are confident and ready for test . If you want to learn to drive quickly and don’t want to wait months to be driving then think about taking an intensive driving course with us and hopefully passing quickly first time

Want to know the pass rate at your test centre?

Average pass rate between April 2018 – March 2019

Test centrePass rate
Aberdeen North55.5
Aberdeen South (Cove)51.7
Abergavenny57.3
Aberystwyth (Park Avenue)49.7
Airdrie45.5
Alness58.2
Alnwick64.3
Arbroath64.7
Ashfield58.2
Ashford (Kent)45.1
Ashford (London Middlesex)49
Atherton (Manchester)50.1
Aylesbury48.4
Ayr47
Bala52.6
Ballater70.5
Banbury52.3
Banff62.9
Bangor51.8
Barking (Tanner Street)34.5
Barking (Town Quay)35.20
Barnet (London)36.70
Barnsley49.5
Barnstaple53.9
Barrow In Furness54.1
Barry58
Basildon42.8
Basingstoke50.5
Belvedere (London)33.2
Berwick-On-Tweed67.2
Beverley LGV53.3
Birmingham (Cocks Moors Woods)39.80
Birmingham (Garretts Green)36.70
Birmingham (Kings Heath)39.10
Birmingham (Kingstanding)37.60
Birmingham (Shirley)44.5
Birmingham (South Yardley)32.8
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)37.60
Birmingham (The Pavilion)28.6
Birmingham (Wyndley)44.4
Bishopbriggs48.2
Bishops Stortford43.7
Blackburn with Darwen43.5
Blackpool45.7
Bletchley44.6
Blyth57.2
Bodmin39.30
Bolton (Manchester)50.7
Borehamwood (London)50.8
Boston51
Bournemouth54.3
Bradford (Heaton)40.10
Bradford (Thornbury)40.5
Brecon61.1
Bredbury (Manchester)45
Brentwood (London)55.1
Bridgend51.2
Bridlington58.3
Bristol (Avonmouth)51.9
Bristol (Brislington)43.3
Bristol (Kingswood)49.8
Bristol (Southmead)47.8
Buckie57.1
Burgess Hill41.1
Burton on Trent51.4
Bury (Manchester)34.6
Bury St Edmunds42.2
Buxton46.9
Callander44.1
Camborne44
Cambridge (Brookmount Court)49.9
Cambridge (Cowley Road)50.7
Campbeltown71
Cannock50.9
Canterbury46.8
Cardiff (Llanishen)50.5
Cardigan56.7
Cardington41.8
Carlisle44
Carmarthen54.6
Carshalton (Tolworth)47.4
Castle Douglas48.3
Chadderton42.6
Cheadle (Fire Station)58.1
Cheetham Hill (Manchester)36.90
Chelmsford (Hanbury Road)46.1
Chelmsford (Hoffmans Way)41
Cheltenham43.6
Chertsey (London)51
Chester43.5
Chesterfield47.3
Chichester52
Chingford (London)37.80
Chippenham45.9
Chorley57.5
Clacton-on-Sea49.1
Club Langley (Bromley)37.00
Colchester39.80
Coventry40.10
Crawley39.80
Crewe49.4
Crieff72.4
Croydon (London)39.70
Cumnock58.2
Darlington51.5
Derby (Alvaston)46.3
Doncaster43.7
Dorchester62.4
Dudley44.9
Dumbarton50.3
Dumfries46.1
Dundee56.8
Dunfermline47.6
Dunoon58.2
Duns68.5
Durham60
East Kilbride41.8
Eastbourne50.1
Edinburgh (Currie)50.1
Edinburgh (Musselburgh)42.9
Elgin48.4
Elswick43.1
Enfield (Brancroft Way)34.2
Enfield (Innova Business Park)38.70
Erith (London)33
Exeter49.2
Farnborough54
Featherstone38.30
Folkestone44.2
Forfar65.2
Fort William58.6
Fraserburgh60.3
Gairloch86.5
Galashiels55.8
Garston (Speke – Crowne Plaza)37.80
Gateshead44.7
Gillingham47.3
Girvan58.7
Glasgow (Anniesland)38.20
Glasgow (Baillieston)40.20
Glasgow (Shieldhall)37.00
Gloucester44.8
Golspie61.8
Goodmayes (London)38.00
Gosforth45.5
Grangemouth54.3
Grantham (Somerby)49.4
Grantown-On-Spey52.7
Greenford (Horsenden Lane)37.60
Greenford (Whitton Ave East)38.20
Greenock43.8
Grimsby Coldwater40.9
Guildford48.6
Haddington62.5
Halifax36.00
Hamilton46.7
Hartlepool54.2
Hastings (Ore)42.5
Hawick61.5
Hayes (London)40.6
Heckmondwike38.20
Hemel Hempstead (Fire Station)49
Hendon (London)41.4
Hereford56.4
Herne Bay44.4
Hexham58.3
Heysham49.2
High Wycombe50.8
Hinckley42.5
Hither Green (London)48.7
Hornchurch (London)46.7
Horsforth44.9
Huddersfield46.8
Hull47.6
Huntly60.2
Hyde (Manchester)55.4
Inveraray84.1
Inverness (Cradlehall Business Park)48.1
Inverness (Longman Drive)36.30
Inverness (Seafield Road)42.5
Inverurie64.5
Ipswich60.1
Irvine54.2
Islay Island75.5
Isle of Mull80.8
Isle of Skye (Broadford)51.5
Isle of Skye (Portree)65.3
Isleworth (Fleming Way)43.7
Kelso55.6
Kendal (Oxenholme Road)63
Kettering50.9
Kings Lynn49.7
Kingussie55.6
Kirkcaldy53.9
Knaresborough48.9
Kyle of Lochalsh50
Lairg50
Lampeter56.1
Lanark55.3
Lancing48.6
Launceston50.2
Lee On The Solent56.8
Leeds35.20
Leicester (Cannock Street)35.00
Leicester (Wigston)42.6
Leighton Buzzard (Stanbridge Road)46.8
Lerwick68.9
Letchworth47.2
Lichfield50.3
Lincoln48
Livingston44.2
Llandrindod Wells73.2
Llanelli49.7
Llantrisant55
Lochgilphead77.2
Loughborough49.2
Loughton (London)45
Louth56.4
Lowestoft (Mobbs Way)47
Ludlow51.4
Luton34.90
Macclesfield50
Maidstone44.4
Malton66.3
Melton Mowbray56
Merthyr Tydfil52.9
Middlesbrough49.3
Mill Hill (London)43.1
Mitcham (London)41.3
Monmouth53.5
Montrose (Broomfield Ind Estate)68
Morden (London)47.9
Nelson50.2
Newbury (Hambridge Lane)51.4
Newport (Gwent)44.5
Newport IOW (Innovation Centre)52.1
Newton Abbot49.5
Newton Stewart63.7
Newtown58.3
Norris Green (Liverpool)42
Northallerton61.8
Northampton48.7
Northwich48.5
Norwich (Jupiter Road)50.8
Norwich (Peachman Way)52
Nottingham (Chilwell)43.1
Nottingham (Colwick)47.3
Nuneaton50.2
Oban60.6
Orkney65.8
Oswestry47.3
Oxford (Cowley)48.1
Paisley46.3
Peebles60.6
Pembroke Dock52.2
Penzance49.6
Perth (Arran Road)53.5
Peterborough45.1
Peterhead62.6
Pinner (London)41.8
Pitlochry77.8
Plymouth37.40
Pontefract40.4
Pontypridd50.2
Poole57.4
Portsmouth44.5
Preston55.2
Pwllheli58.3
Reading46.4
Redditch45.9
Redhill Aerodrome45.9
Rhyl45.4
Rochdale (Manchester)34.2
Rotherham46.2
Rothesay54.6
Rugby46
Sale (Manchester)50.1
Salisbury56.9
Scarborough52.3
Scunthorpe45.9
Sevenoaks50.8
Sheffield (Handsworth)43.4
Sheffield (Middlewood Road)42.4
Shrewsbury47.1
Sidcup (London)46.1
Skegness55.7
Skipton49.7
Slough (London)43.7
South Shields47.2
Southall (London)40.10
Southampton (Forest Hills)47.6
Southampton (Maybush)45.8
Southend-on-Sea45.6
Southport (Liverpool)50.3
Speke (Liverpool)32.5
St Albans43.8
St Helens (Liverpool)48.4
Stafford50.8
Steeton43.1
Stevenage48.8
Stirling42.6
Stoke-On-Trent (Cobridge)37.60
Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-Under-Lyme)41.1
Stornoway55.3
Stranraer60.3
Sunderland42.9
Swansea51.4
Swindon50.6
Taunton54.4
Telford41.1
Thurso61.6
Tilbury42.8
Tolworth (London)50.9
Tottenham37.50
Trowbridge50.1
Tunbridge Wells47.7
Ullapool75
Upton47
Uxbridge (London)48.6
Wakefield46.4
Wallasey42.6
Wanstead (London)35.70
Warrington53.4
Warwick (Wedgenock House)47.2
Watford46.4
Watnall48.5
Wednesbury37.40
Wellingborough61
West Didsbury (Manchester)44.6
West Wickham (London)47.1
Westbury50.4
Weston-super-Mare55.5
Whitby63.4
Whitchurch47.7
Wick60.1
Widnes42.6
Winchester50
Wolverhampton34.7
Wood Green (London)39.60
Worcester48.2
Workington50.6
Worksop55.4
Wrexham38.50
Yeading (London)39.50
Yeovil61.9
York54