Bradford (Thornbury)

If you live in the Bradford area, you don’t have to look very far for a practical test centre to head to—Thornbury test centre is ideally located. Whether you’re a local of Thornbury or heading there for the first time, there’s plenty you need to know about the test centre. If you’re looking for contact details, test routes or what to expect on the day of your test, we’ve got you fully covered!


The Courtyard Midpoint Thornbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD3 7AY

Tests Offered at Bradford (Thornbury)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


Parking spaces are available at this centre


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

Directions to Thornbury test centre can be found here. It’s important to be aware that it doesn’t matter what kind of tuition you’re taking—crash course or single lessons—you should progress into driving around Thornbury before your practical. As you can imagine, familiarity with an area not only gives you a sense of confidence—it also makes you aware of any challenges local to the area. Thornbury provides male, female and disabled toilets, and parking spaces. The centre also has disabled access.

A Bit More About Thornbury

While you’re driving around the Bradford area and Thornbury, you should always keep your eyes peeled for any difficult routes. If you can tackle the most difficult road features in your area, you can tackle anything that comes your way on the day of your test. Ask your instructor to take you on the most challenging route they can think of—A roads like the A647 and A6177 will undoubtedly crop up. If you’d like to know more about the Thornbury area, see the following resources:

Thornbury Test Route

There’s no route for Thornbury available—the DVSA stopped publishing them in order to prevent candidates from practicing them before their tests. We can, however, make a few educated guesses as to what you can expect. Examiners will take students around both urban and rural road types, as it will test how perceptive you are to changes in speed. If there are one-way systems or busy junctions nearby, you can also expect them to pop up on your route. Just drive safely and confidently, and you should be fine.

Are you a bit of a nervous driver? Relax and read up on our tips for learning to drive with anxiety.

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 47%—increasing by 0.1% 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...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
40.9% 39.8% 37.9% 43.7% 43.3%

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:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll begin your practical with a quick eyesight test. Afterwards, you’ll move on to the “show me, tell me” section, in which the examiner will ask you two questions—before you drive and during your test route—regarding your car’s maintenance, e.g., “Tell me how tyre pressures should be checked”. The test will promptly move on to the independent driving section, lasting 20 minutes, in which you’ll follow a route with a sat nav. 1 in 5 candidates will be expected to follow traffic signs, however, so be aware. The examiner will also test you on these manoeuvres:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

At the end of the test, your examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or failed. If you’ve passed, you’ll get your test pass certificate. You’ll also hand in your provisional if you need the centre to send off for your new licence. If you failed your test, the examiner will tell you and your instructor where you went wrong. This feedback will be vital in helping you to improve your driving if you decide to retake your practical test.

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 have you booked in for another practical test as soon as two weeks later—once the 10 working day limit is complete. We even offer refresher courses for learners who need to get rid of bad habits and receive vital feedback from an ADI. Need lessons further afield from West Yorkshire? Check out the other areas we cover. If you’re interested, get things started today and 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. And with our DVSA-approved instructors, you can learn how to become a confident and safe driver.

With PassMeFast, the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Take a look through our course prices and book a course online. If you’d rather get a recommendation or learn a bit more about the process with one of our sales team members, give us a call on 0333 123 4949.