Bradford (Thornbury)

If you're learning to drive in the Bradford area, you're lucky enough to live near two driving test centres. Situated on Dick Lane, Thornbury test centre can be found next to Complete IT Systems, Aagrah Pudsey Kashmiri and ODEON Luxe. We advise all learners to get to know their test centre before their practical, so if you're heading to Thornbury, read up on our guide below. We've included directionspass ratestest routes and much more.


The Courtyard Midpoint Thornbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD3 7AY

Tests Offered at Bradford (Thornbury)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3




Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0127 4662395

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Situated in the Thornbury area, just off Leeds Road and Gipsy Street, Thornbury test centre is an ideal option for learners located in East Bradford. To get to Thornbury test centre hassle-free, you can use the directions found here

A Bit More About Thornbury

While you’re driving around the Bradford area and Thornbury, you should keep your eyes peeled for any difficult routes—like the A647 and A6177—they'll undoubtedly feature on your test route. Indeed, the test centre is surrounded by the exact kind of varied road types to test even the most confident of candidates on their practical. If you'd like to get to know more about Thornbury in general, see the following resources:

Thornbury Test Route

There’s no up-to-date route for Thornbury available—the DVSA stopped publishing them in order to prevent candidates from practicing them before their tests. Worried? If you're learning with a local ADI, you don't have to be. They'll have you practicing your driving skills on the road types most likely to feature on your test route. As a result, you shouldn't be too surprised by what comes your way on the day. You can get a better look at what to expect by checking out videos of Thornbury test routes on YouTube. 

Thornbury Test Pass Rates

Pass rates are always a popular topic for learner drivers. The most general stat we have is the national average which stands at 45.9%—increasing to 47.1% for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber. If you’re interested in factors like age and gender, you can look at these driving test pass rates. You can view Thornbury’s pass rates from the last few years in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
37.9% 43.7% 43.3% 40.5% 45.9%

While Thornbury’s pass rates might not be particularly impressive, bear in mind that it’s how you act on the day of your test that affects the outcome. As long as you put in the effort, you have every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Thornbury?

Don’t worry if you can’t go to Thornbury; there are plenty of other West Yorkshire test centres. The closest alternate centres are Heaton and Horsforth.

What To Expect On The Day

After you’ve finished your course, you should finally be test-ready. Don’t start over-thinking things—remember your lessons and you’ll be just fine. All that’s left to do on the day is to get to Thornbury 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test will 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

At the end of the test, your examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or failed. Regardless of the result, you'll be given a feedback sheet which will detail any faults you made. If you pass, you'll get a test pass certificate. The examiner will also ask you to hand over your provisional if you need the centre to send off for your new licence.

But What If I Fail?

Failing your practical test isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it’s quite common among learner drivers. The most important thing you can do is learn from your mistakes using the examiner’s feedback—it’s just a minor bump in the road after all! PassMeFast can get you back on the road ASAP with a fast-track practical test. We even offer refresher courses for learners who need to get rid of bad habits. To get things started today contact us via our website, or call us on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking to get on the road as soon as possible, PassMeFast might be the answer to all your prayers. Offering intensive and semi-intensive courses, PassMeFast gives learners the chance to pass in a matter of weeks instead of months. You can build up your knowledge intensively in a manual or automatic car to ensure you’re fully prepared for your practical test. With our fast-track practical tests, you don’t even need to worry about long waiting times. 

With PassMeFast, the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Take a look through our course prices and book a course online, or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.