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Driving Theory Test Centres in Saxmundham

Those residing in and around eastern Suffolk may find that the Saxmundham theory test centre is their most convenient option. Before you mosey on down to this small market town, though, make sure you consult our guide.

PassMeFast is going to arm you with all of the information you need to know to navigate the area and ace your theory test. We’re talking directions, pass rates and much, much more!


The Fromus Centre Seamus Avenue Saxmundham Suffolk IP17 1DZ

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

2-3 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


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Arriving at Saxmundham Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Let’s start with how you get to the test centre. You should have no problem travelling to the test centre by public transport. From Saxmundham train station it’s only an 11-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can get the bus and disembark at either the Middle School or Saxon Road bus stop. Both stops are roughly a 3-minute stroll from the theory test centre.

Want to learn more? Consult the Saxmundham Town Council website

By car

You might also have the option of arriving at your theory test by car. If someone you know is driving you, or you get a taxi, let them know that the postcode of your destination is IP17 1DZ.

Beware, though, because some map software may have trouble pinpointing exactly where the theory test centre is located. It’s tucked away at the back of a sort of cul-de-sac section of Seaman Avenue, which can be quite hard to see from the main road.

Look for the blue and white sign reading Saxmundham Fromus Centre on the corner and turn down that road. The test location will be on your right.


You may see a car park right outside the test centre but, sadly, this is not for visitor use. On the plus side, there are some extremely affordable options nearby.

Saxmundham Station car park (IP17 1BW), for instance, provides you with 2 hours of parking completely free of charge! It will take you around 14 minutes to walk from here to the test centre. If you don’t manage to find a space there, try the Market Place car park (IP17 1AG) instead. It’s a bit of a lengthy 17-minute walk from the test centre, but it’ll only cost you £1 for 2 hours of parking.

Pass Rates by Year

It looks like since its opening the pass rates at Saxmundham theory test centre have come on leaps and bounds! What you need to keep in mind, though, is that this test centre serves a small population. The figures are therefore based on a smaller pool of learners, which can lead to more fluctuation in the stats.

At the end of the day, learners don’t need to worry about pass rates anyway, as they have very little to no impact on how well you as an individual are likely to do on the test.  

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N/A 36.1% 46.6% 52.8% 58.1%

Guides and Tips

It’s really important that you revise for the theory test. That means understanding the format of the test and revising all of the relevant material so that you are able to correctly answer the multiple choice questions and ace the hazard perception test. After all, you need a pass mark on both sections to earn that certificate!

Need some help with how to study? Check out the guides and tips we’ve listed below. They’ll give you a great idea of what to expect and how to prepare! 

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Cropped Google Map with pin over Ipswich theory test centre

Hubbard House
6 Civic Drive

17.7 miles away

By rail: Ipswich

2018/19 pass rate: 45.9%

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Cropped Google Map with pin over Lowestoft theory test centre

2nd Floor, Waveney Chambers
3-7 Waveney Road
NR32 1BN

21.3 miles away

By rail: Lowestoft

2018/19 pass rate:43.2%

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Not from the area but want to take your test here? Save yourself some travel hassle on the big day by booking a night at a local hotel before your test. That way you don’t have to worry about travelling far in the morning. Check out some of these nearby options:

The Bell At Sax ★★★☆☆

This is one of the few accommodation options situated in Saxmundham itself but it doesn’t disappoint. It calls itself a restaurant with rooms, and you really do get the best of both worlds! It boasts 10 cosy rooms that will make you feel right at home. Keep in mind that the bathrooms may be shared. Feeling peckish? Pop downstairs to the restaurant!

The Lion Inn Theberton ★★☆☆☆

Take a 10-minute drive east into nearby Theberton and you can find this lovely little country inn. The Lion is a family-run establishment with detached chalets that all come with ensuite showers and an outside patio. Any time you fancy some company or refreshments, simply head out of your room and into the Inn!

The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh ★★★☆☆

If you really want to treat yourself, it’s worth grabbing a taxi and travelling 16 minutes to the coast to find the gorgeous White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh. This is a stunning beachfront property with a high quality restaurant and clean, comfortable rooms. Each one comes with free WiFi, complimentary toiletries and an LCD TV. To make your stay extra special, make sure you ask for a room with a sea view!

Places to Celebrate

Done with the theory test? Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating, a visit to a local bar or pub (we’re not going to lie, it’s mostly pubs in Saxmundham) could be just what you need. Here are some places (*pubs) that are worth a look:

Railway Tavern

This friendly local pub is just a 9-minute walk from the test centre and is a great spot to relax and unwind after your test. There are some classic pub drinks and snacks on off, and if you show up on the right day you might even be able to take part in the meat draw! Ask a local to explain it to you.

The Poachers Pocket

Another great pub in the Saxmundham area is The Poachers Pocket. You may want to grab a taxi to this one, as it’s about a 30-minute walk from the test centre. If you like cosy village pubs, though, it’ll be worth it! This place has lots of charm and an extensive menu that also includes some great vegetarian options.

Queens Head Takeaway and Pub

What’s better than a regular pub? A pub that also doubles as a Chinese takeaway. Bravo, Saxmundham! Whether you fancy a slug of beer or a spring roll, this place has you covered. It’s only a 13-minute walk from the theory test centre, so get a move on and work up an appetite!

What Happens Next?

That just about covers everything you need to know about the Saxmundham theory test centre. It’s a solid option if you prefer a small town rather than city centre location. As it often runs on a part-time basis, though, we recommend booking an appointment nice and early, so be sure you can find a slot that fits your schedule.

Ready to move onto the next stage of your driving journey? It’s time to prepare for the practical test! Ramp up your driving lessons (or start them if you haven’t already) and book a test at your local centre. If you’re from Saxmundham, this will be Ipswich practical test centre.

Some people may still be struggling with the theory stage of driving, and that’s nothing to worry about! This test is often a lot harder than people assume. When you got your results it should have given you an idea of which section or questions you got wrong. Book another test and, in the meantime, focus on improving your knowledge of these areas. The good news is that it’s always easier once you know exactly what to expect!

The process of learning to drive can feel quite overwhelming, which is why PassMeFast designed our courses so that most of the hard work is done by our team. We’ll find you a local instructor, book your tests and be on hand to answer any questions you may have along the way. We aim to take the stress out of driving, so you can enjoy getting behind the wheel!

To learn more about how PassMeFast could help you, check out our course options online or give us a call on 0333 123 4949. Before you know it you could be well on your way to earning that licence!

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