Ashford (London Middlesex)

Located off the bustling Church Road, we’d forgive you for not spotting Ashford test centre straight away—it’s incredibly small in size, after all. If you’re raring to get your hands on a full driving licence, we’d recommend you do some background reading on Ashford test centre to fully prepare yourself. To make things easy for you, we’ve compiled directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Ashford.


Address

18/19 Fir Tree Place Church Road Ashford Surrey TW15 2PJ

Tests Offered at Ashford (London Middlesex)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

No car park is available at the test centre

Toilets

There are no toilets available at this centre

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0178 4257179

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Mere minutes away from the centre of Ashford itself, the test centre is ideally placed to service learners in Ashford, Feltham and Littleton. Haven’t had the chance to look around the centre just yet? Get there hassle-free with these directions. Please note that Ashford test centre doesn’t have its own car park, so you’ll have to find a spot elsewhere.

A Bit More About Ashford

Despite what you might think, the locations of driving test centres are carefully chosen to ensure test routes will be as varied as possible. The area of Ashford caters well to this, providing busy A roads like the A30 and A308, varied urban roads and quieter residential areas. Needless to say, learners will need all of the skills they’ve accumulated throughout their lessons to tackle their practical at Ashford. Looking for more general information about Ashford? Check out the links below.

Ashford Test Route

In one respect, driving tests are quite like any other test you’ll take in life—you can’t get a cheat sheet for them. In order to ensure learners aren’t simply memorising routes, the DVSA stopped publishing them. You can, however, get a rough idea of what to expect by looking at videos of Ashford test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Ashford driving test routes. If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, they’ll also introduce you to the roads and features most likely to show up on your route. 

Ashford Test Pass Rates

Unsurprisingly, pass rates are a popular area of interest for most of our learner drivers. After all, we all have a tendency to measure our own ability and progress against those of others. So, how do things stand when it comes to driving? Well, the current national average for the UK is 47.0%. If you’re curious about how gender, age and location play into pass rates, check out our compilation of driving test pass rates. For a look at how learners at Ashford perform, check out the table below.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
49.6% 48.6% 47.5% 50.8% 49.3%

Pass rates at Ashford test centre have been superb in the last five years. The centre has outperformed the national average—something we expect will give local learners a nice confident boost! Just remember, though: it’s your own skill that will get you through your practical—not the stats.

What If I Can’t Go To Ashford?

If Ashford test centre is no longer an option for you—or you’re just looking for a nearby backup—the closest alternatives are Chertsey and Hayes.

What To Expect On The Day

So you’re finally ready to take plunge and head out for your practical test—congrats! You’ve got one final hurdle to overcome before you get your hands on that full licence. On the day of your test, you need to get to Ashford test centre 10 minutes early with your provisional licence. Your practical will follow this structure:

  • 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

Once you’ve parked back up at Ashford test centre, your practical will end. The examiner will take a minute or so to complete their feedback sheet—this will detail any test faults you may have picked up. They will also give you additional verbal comments, if they feel there are improvements to be made to your overall driving style. If you pass your test, you’ll get to pose with a test pass certificate and send off for your new licence.

But What If I Fail?

Despite what you might believe, not everyone passes their driving test the first time around. Some people need a few attempts to get things just right. Fortunately, if you fail, you can use your feedback sheet to concentrate on your weakest areas. If you’re ready to get back behind the wheel, we can fast-track your test and even offer additional tuition. Simply contact us online or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Looking to get on the road ASAP? Itching to head out on a road trip or two? PassMeFast’s courses are designed to be completed in an intensive or semi-intensive manner. Depending entirely on your availability, they can be slotted around your schedule and completed in weeks or even days in the area of Ashford.

Interested? To see what’s on offer, check out our course prices page. Once you’ve got a course picked out, book in online. Alternatively, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949 and even get a recommendation from one of our top sales advisors!