Driving Theory Test Centres in Newport (Isle Of Wight)

Learner drivers on England’s largest island may have worried that they had to travel to the mainland for their theory test. Not so! You can complete the vital first step of earning a licence at the Isle of Wight theory test centre. Hurrah! 

To get started, have a browse of our comprehensive guide to the Isle of Wight theory test centre. We’ve packed it full of handy information that will serve you well on your driving journey!



48 Lugley Street Newport Isle Of Wight Isle of Wight PO30 5HD

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Isle of Wight Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: Smallbrook (18-minute drive)

Nearest bus stop: Lugley Street (1-minute walk)

Nearest car park: Pyle Street Garage (4-minute walk)

Pass Rates by Year

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
50.6% 48.3% 49.9% 48.8% 49.7% 56.9%   57.8%

Guides and Tips

Why do you need guides and tips for the theory test? Well, this exam is not as easy to pass as some learners think! In fact, over 50% of learners fail the theory test on their first attempt. If you want to avoid the same fate, you need to be prepared to do some revision.

The theory test covers the Highway Code, traffic signs, essential driving skills and hazard perception. Read up on all of these subjects and test your progress by taking a few mock tests. You’ll find the resources listed below incredibly useful when it comes to studying for the theory test.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

As we’ve explained, the Isle of Wight theory test centre is the only place you can sit the theory test on the island. If you are willing to travel to the mainland, however, a whole new world of choices opens up for you. So, if this particular test centre isn’t to your liking, you can try nearby(ish) options like Fareham and Portsmouth.

What Happens Next?

There are two tests involved in earning a driving licence, so when you pass the theory you could say you’re halfway there! That being said, getting prepared for the practical test takes a lot more time and energy. 

Get things off the ground by using the number on your theory test pass certificate to book a practical test. You should do this before you are test-ready, as available dates tend to be weeks or even months into the future. Residents of the Isle of Wight will be thrilled to learn that there is a practical test centre right in Newport!

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