PLEASE NOTE: I am retiring at Christmas and consequently not taking on any pupils. Please feel free to browse this site.

beware of unauthorized third parties muscling in on the act and trying to charge you a fee for booking your theory test when you can book the test directly with the DVSA yourself


For theory test appointments ring 0300 200 1122

NOT

the driving school number the top of this page


or book online by clicking this LINK


or book by post

(get a form from a post office)



You have to pass the theory test before you can get an appointment for your practical test. There is a waiting list of approximately three weeks and the fee is currently £23.00

The theory test is taken at Chilten House, 25-27 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR. The location is at the back of the Salutation pub on Maid Marian Way.

There is no connection between the theory test and the practical test. They are run by different organisation at different sites.

There are 50 multiple choice questions to answer. You must get 43 correct to pass. Then there are fourteen video clips to assess in the hazard perception test and you must score at least 47 out of a possible maximum 75. Some of the clips will use CG (computer generated) images rather than genuine, from the road, clips.

If you have studied the Highway Code all the way through and practiced hazard perception clips on a computer, then the theory test should be easy for you.

You must arrive at Chilten House at least fifteen minutes before your appointment. Failure to do so will lose you the appointment.

You will have to show both parts of your new style driving licence or your old style licence with a passport.

Once you have passed your driving theory test, you have two years to pass your practical test.

kev stevenson