Barnet (London)

Situated between Chipping Barnet and Cockfosters, Barnet (London) rests in the largest London borough—at least by population. The test centre is based in the same building as the local jobcentre and comes with a realm of challenges for any learner driver. Not sure what to expect? Read up on directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Barnet. 


Address

Raydean House 15 Western Parade Barnet Barnet Greater London EN5 1AH

Tests Offered at Barnet (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Parking spaces are available at this centre

Toilets

No toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is not available

Phone Number

0208 4490299

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Close to High Barnet station and lying just off the A1000 (Great North Road), this test centre is easy to reach from across the local area. To avoid any unnecessary fuss, we'd advise using these directions. You'll be able to find parking spaces at Barnet test centre.

A Bit More About Barnet

Barnet test centre can be found next to a residential estate not far from Greenhill Gardens—near the A411 and A5109—giving examiners a varied enough selection of road conditions to full test a candidate's driving ability. If you’re looking for more general information about Barnet, take a look at these handy resources.

Barnet Test Route

Whilst we'd love to put your mind at ease and give you the test route for Barnet, the DVSA no longer publishes routes. This shouldn't be much of an issue, however, as your instructor will introduce you to most—if not all—of the roads that will feature on your test, including local A roads, roundabouts and one-way systems need to work on. You can even search for videos of Barnet test routes on YouTube to see what you should look out for on your practical. 

Barnet Test Pass Rates

Nothing interests learner drivers quite as much as driving test pass rates. If you’ve not had the chance to delve into pass rates just yet, you’re in luck—we’ve got a few interesting ones for you. Did you know that the UK’s national average pass rate stands at 47%? For those of you in London, however, your chances are much lower at 40.8%. And what about learners at Barnet test centre? We’ve compiled the rates for the last five years in the table below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
38.9% 38% 38.3% 33.5% 39.2%


Whilst Barnet’s pass rates aren’t the most comforting in the UK, it’s easy to see why they’re so low. Test centres located in busier, urban areas always tend to end up with the lowest pass rates. These areas force learners to deal with heavy traffic and a larger variety of challenging road features. If you’re going to be driving in the Barnet area once you’re a qualified driver, however, it’s vital that you learn and pass in the local area.

We’d suggest not giving pass rates much thought—it’s all down to your own ability and effort, after all!

What If I Can't Go To Barnet? 

There are plenty of Greater London test centres to pick from. If Barnet test centre isn’t to your liking, you can always head on over to Mill Hill or Hendon.

What To Expect On The Day

Here comes the part that learners fear most: the practical test. Now, despite how many driving test myths you might have heard, the test isn’t something you have to be scared of. Simply get there 10 minutes early and make sure you bring your provisional licence. The practical will then proceed with:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Your practical will end once you're back at Barnet test centre, at which time you'll be given your test results. No matter what the outcome is, you'll receive a feedback sheet—listing any faults you may have picked up—and additional verbal feedback. Those who do pass will also get their hands on a test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

If you’re one of the many learners who didn’t get their hands on the test pass certificate, don’t worry about it too much. You can take more lessons with your instructor and have PassMeFast fast-track your test so you can have another go as soon as possible. Simply call us on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online to get it all sorted.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Instead of prolonging your learning experience, why not condense it down into a single, concise course? PassMeFast’s crash courses can be taken in an intensive or semi intensive manner in the Barnet area—all depending entirely on your own schedule. Take a look at our course prices and book in online or over the phone on 0333 123 4949.