Driving Theory Test Centres in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield (or the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, if you’re feeling fancy) sits in the eastern part of the West Midlands, making this theory test centre a convenient option for anyone living around this area. It might even be an attractive choice for learners elsewhere in the West Midlands, thanks to its status as the theory test centre with the highest pass rate in the county.

This guide will delve into everything you need to know about the Sutton Coldfield theory test centre. We’ve included wait times, transport information, local amenities and much more!


31-33 Birmingham Road Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B72 1QE

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Sutton Coldfield Theory Test Centre

By public transport

The nearest train station to the test centre is Sutton Coldfield train station. To walk from the station to the test centre should take you less than 10 minutes—talk about convenient!

Those arriving by bus should get off at the Birmingham Road/Duke Street stop.This stop is just 1 minute from the theory test centre. Not far at all!

More information on the transport links serving Sutton Coldfield can be found on the travel section of the Birmingham City Council website.

By car

If you’re being driven to your theory test, it’s probably a good idea to give the driver the postcode of the test centre (B72 1QE) so that they can let a sat nav dictate the directions.


Getting a lift to the test centre is great, but you'll need to know where to park. The nearest space to park is in the Duke Street car park (B72 1QH), which is just £1.40 for 2 hours. The best part is that the test centre is only 1 minute away.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates at Sutton Coldfield aren’t too shabby at all! As we’ve mentioned, they’re actually the highest in the county. Don’t get too excited, though, because it doesn’t really mean your chances of passing your test here are any higher. The amount of work you put in is what’s going to determine how successful you’ll be. Boring but true!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
50.1% 50.4% 50.8% 48.6% 48.5%  55.3%  53.9%

Guides and Tips

Speaking of work, you really should start preparing for the theory test as soon as possible. That means reading the highway code and taking a few mock tests. Need some extra help? We’ve listed some of the most useful theory test study aids below.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


If you’re determined to give the theory test your all, it might be worth booking into a local hotel the night before. Obviously, this only really applies to people who don’t already live in the Sutton Coldfield area! Check out some of the nearest options below.

Premier Inn Birmingham North (Sutton Coldfield) ★★☆☆☆

Less than 5 minutes in a taxi (but allow for extra time during busy periods) from the test centre sits this convenient Premier Inn. Highlights include free WiFi, blackout curtains and a desk and chair area where you can squeeze in some last minute revision. There’s also an on-site cafe where you can fuel up in the morning to start your day off right!

The Royal Hotel ★★★☆☆

The Royal Hotel is not just a hotel. This is a music venue and bar with 22 rooms providing top quality accommodation (if you read that in the M&S voice my work here is done). Yes, there’s a lot of fun to be had at this place, but don’t get too carried away—you need to be nice and fresh for the theory test!

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa ★★★★☆

Of course, you could really push the boat out and book yourself in at the Moor Hall Hotel and Spa. This large country house situated in the middle of beautiful parklands could be the perfect place to clear your head and enjoy some R&R before the big day. As well as a luxurious room, you’ll have access to two top class restaurants and a leisure centre. It might be hard to drag yourself away!

Places to Celebrate

No matter the outcome of your theory test, you probably deserve a drink of some kind. If you plan on sticking around the local area for this, you do have quite a few options. Here are three that we think are worth a visit:

The Green House

This premium pub is a great place to unwind after a day of traffic signs and potential hazard spotting! With a variety of menus offering a range of both food and drink, you’re sure to find something to your liking. If the weather permits, be sure to grab a seat in their delightful courtyard.

The Four Oaks

If you’re looking for a stylish venue with a laid back atmosphere, this is it. The Four Oaks has bags of character, plenty of tasty tipples and recently launched a brand new menu. What’s not to like?! Give this place a go.

Old School House

Built on the site of an—you guessed it!—old school house, this lively pub offers a great atmosphere and the chance to enjoy some live music with your drink. There’s also a very tempting food menu and bar staff who promise to make you a perfect G&T. If you don’t think it’s up to scratch, you get a replacement! Nice touch.

What Happens Next?

For those who live in this charming civil parish, and those who are able to get there by public transport, the Sutton Coldfield theory test centre is an excellent choice. It has the best pass rate in the county and some pleasant local amenities for you to enjoy. Just be warned—finding parking by the test centre may be a bit of a nightmare!

When you’ve earned that theory test pass certificate, use the number on the front to book yourself a practical test. Yep—it’s time to get to the serious stuff! For those from this area, the nearest practical test centre is actually in Sutton Coldfield. Handy!

Passing the theory test still on the to-do list? Not a problem. Book yourself another test as soon as possible—it’s always easier the second time around! As we’ve said, revision is the key to getting that pass mark, so set aside some time for studying.

Here at PassMeFast we’re ready to help all kinds of learners get their hands on a full licence— be they complete beginners or driving pros. Just take a look at our range of courses and see which one you fancy. If you’d like more information or a bit of advice on how to proceed, give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

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