Chingford (London)

Situated between The Front Room café and bar and the Electric Glam beauty bar, Chingford might not fit the bill of other driving test centres—it's easy enough to miss with so much going on around it. It's important that you get familiar with your chosen test centre, so read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Chingford.


Address

Doric House 128 Station Road Waltham Forest Chingford Greater London E4 6AD

Tests Offered at Chingford (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Limited car parking is available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0208 5296832

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Chingford is situated right off of Station Road, tucked between a colourful assortment of shops, bars and cafés, and is the ideal choice for learners in North East London. To ensure you get to the test centre without any hassle, simply use these directions. Please be aware that parking is limited, so make sure you get there 10 minutes prior to your test. 

A Bit More About Chingford

With its location on the high street and vicinity to the A110 and quieter residential estates, Chingford test centre provides the perfect mix of road conditions for examiners. One thing's for sure, candidates will be put through their paces! To get more general information about the town of Chingford, simply check out the links below. 

Chingford Test Route

Wondering what Chingford test route will involve? The DVSA no longer publishes test routes, so you won’t be able to get your hands on one. Don't worry about this too much though, your driving instructor will introduce you to most of the roads that will feature on your test route, e.g. local A roads like the A1069 and A110. If you'd like a better idea of what to look out for, simply check out videos of Chingford test routes on YouTube

Chingford Test Pass Rates

Wondering how other learners fare with the driving test? Consider your curiosity sated with these interesting stats! Did you know, for example, that the national average pass rate for the UK currently stands at 47%? It’s considerably lower, however, for those located in the London area—which has a 40.8% pass rate. As for learners taking the plunge at Chingford test centre, feast your eyes on the stats from the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
37.4% 36.7% 35.9% 36.1% 35.4%


Whilst Chingford’s pass rates might not seem awe-inspiring, they’re certainly not the lowest for a Greater London test centre. All that matters is that you go in for your test with a clear mind—don’t preoccupy your thoughts with pass rates.

What If I Can't Go To Chingford? 

Need to head to another Greater London test centre instead? Not to worry. Your nearest options include Enfield and Wanstead.

What To Expect On The Day

There’s not much you need to do in terms of preparation for your driving test—though you might want to read up on our top tips to impress your driving examiner. All you need to do on the day is get there 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. The layout for the practical is as follows: 

  • 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 test will finish once you park up at Chingford test centre, at which point you'll be given your result. It doesn't matter if you pass or fail, the examiner will give you a feedback sheet detailing any faults you made—along with verbal feedback if they feel it necessary. If you are successful, you'll also get your hands on a test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

Failed your test recently? Don’t worry, you’re not the first learner driver to have hit a snag. Some learners need multiple attempts to get things just right. If that's the case for you, get PassMeFast to speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. To get started, simply ring us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get the ball rolling.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re eager to become a qualified driver as soon as possible—but you have a hectic schedule—you might want to take a look at an intensive or semi-intensive course. With a PassMeFast course, you can learn to drive in a matter of days or weeks in the Waltham Forest area. Head on over to our course prices page, and book in online or over the phone on 0333 123 4949