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!
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
2-3 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.
By public transport
The test centre is located in the Four Oaks area of the town, so if you’re arriving by train, this is the station at which you should disembark. In fact, you can basically see the train tracks from the building where you’ll be sitting the test. To walk from the station to the test centre should take you less than 5 minutes—talk about convenient!
Those arriving by bus should get off at the Four Oaks Station stop. As you may have worked out, it’s pretty much the same distance to the theory test centre as the train station.
More information on the transport links serving Sutton Coldfield can be found on the travel section of the Birmingham City Council website.
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 (B74 2TZ) so that they can let a sat nav dictate the directions. The centre is handily located on one of the main roads running through town (the A5127). As soon as you hit this (it’s also called Lichfield Road) keep your eyes peeled for the test centre, which is in a large brick building.
Getting a lift to the test centre is all well and good, but when it comes to finding a parking space nearby, you might have some problems. Parking in the Four Oaks Station car park (B74 2TD) is free for 2 hours, but this is only for customers. You’ll be taking a big risk if you leave the car here and aren’t using the railway station.
The nearest car park that is accessible to everyone is the Anchorage Road car park (B74 2PH). Unfortunately, this is 36 minutes away from the test centre, so it might be an idea to ask whoever’s driving to drop you off first! Once at the car park they’ll be charged £1.40 for 2 hours of parking.
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!
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.
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.
Less than 10 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 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!
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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