Loughton Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Crown Buildings
284 High Road
IG10 1RB

Test Centre Details:  Please note there is one step to access to the test centre. Special arrangements will be made for disabled test candidates. The centre is located alongside the Benefits building, by the memorial on the green, where the road name changes from Loughton High Road to Church Hill. Car parking facilities available, though limited spaces. No toilet facilities.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Loughton Driving Test Centre is situated just off Loughton High Street. A variety of roads are often taken from this test centre. More rural country roads tend to be taken than dual carriageways however. The country road driving tutorial benefits learner drivers in establishing an understanding of the correct and safe speed to use of rural roads.

Straight out of Loughton Driving Test Centre can lead you directly into busy town driving. Various road systems including roundabouts, crossroads and junctions will be tested. The areas covered on the test routes are around the Epping, Chingford, Theydon Bois, Woodford and Buckhurst areas.

The testing examiner will require you to demonstrate one manoeuvre and the emergency stop procedure having around a 1-in-3 chance of being requested. All practical test now have a section called independent driving, of which takes around 10 minutes.

Test routes are available for many of the UK practical driving test centres and may include Loughton driving test routes. The routes aid test candidates in gaining an understanding of the various roads and systems that the examiner will take you on during your test. Routes can be viewed on this website or downloaded as an app.


Certain times of the day in busy areas tend to suffer from road congestion. These ‘rush hour’ times can make a driving test more challenging for test candidates. Booking a test to take place outside of these times of day is often beneficial. Tests can be easily booked via one of two methods.

Loughton Driving Test Centre
Loughton Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests in the UK are booked via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Driving tests can be booked by telephone or via the internet (see below). To book a test at Loughton Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. This is an automated service, though a DVSA assistant can be reached by following the options provided.

Book your driving test online
The most popular method for booking a practical test is via the internet. Upon making a booking, the available times and dates will be displayed for your chosen test centre. To make a test booking at Loughton Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Pass rates vary from each test centre, often due to the difficulty of the test routes. Some test candidates choose a test centre outside of their location due to the type roads that are taken on the test. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


A member of staff can be contacted at your test centre to inquire on any general driving test questions you may have, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information). Practical driving test can only be booked, cancelled or amended via the DVSA directly however. See above for details. The Loughton Driving Test Centre contact telephone number may be located within the driving test centre contact numbers section or obtained from your driving test confirmation letter or email.


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 23 reviews
 by Jonathan

Had my test yesterday and got screwed over. They will fail you for the silliest of things. In my case I overtook a cyclist with more than enough space and later on had to slow down a bit when approaching the traffic island as a parked ambulance was very close to the traffic island on my side of the road as I needed to drive around the ambulance whilst being aware of of traffic on the other side of the road. Instead Steve said I should have gone faster despite me doing 30mph on a 30mph road.

Also take into consideration the covid rule that states "as soon as a candidate get a serious or dangerous fault they immediately have to go back to the test centre" in my case this did not happen as I completed my full test time and it is only when we get back for defrief he tells myself and my instructor all this whilst contradicting himself. In addition giving me minors also for what I had already done correctly e.g. The show me, tell me which I did in front of everyone at the test car park.

It saddens me to say this but if you want to be assessed fairly and impartially avoid this test centre. Never have I seen unprofessional conduct. Had the roles been reversed I would have the book thrown at me. I agree cameras should be placed in test cars to remove the chance of bias. The theory test is fair as there is no chance for bias and everyone is equally assessed fairly and impartially regardless of background unlike the practical test.

 by Steve

If you ever get an instructor named roger a white british guy trust me you are destined to fail. He will fail you for going slow once or twice just pray you never see this guy he is terrible trust me. For example when on the roundabout turning right as i was exiting with the indicator on the plonker tells me to go back to road we just came out of last minute making me endager the cars exiting same way as me. F that guy

 by Michaela

I had my driving test today and was told just before I started that i would be having another examiner sitting at the back of the car with us, so not only did I have the stress of the driving test but also the panic of the unexpected examiner judging me from behind. This is completely unfair on the student to spring this on them with no warning they should at least warn them a few days in advance that HEAD driving instructor would be in the car too. I also do not understand how i couldnt have my driving instructor in the car with us because of the covid regulations THEY have put in place but it is ok for them to add an extra examiner. I felt as if i had failed before I had even got behind the wheel.

 by anonymous

failed twice, second time I personally believe was unfair. passed third time and just want to say how amazing Roger is as an examiner. was very friendly and gave clear instructions didn't make me feel nervous at all. He is the only reason I'm giving this review 4 stars would be 2 stars if it wasn't for Roger

 by I.

I had my test today which I failed with 4 minors and one serious (for being silly not entering the mini roundaubout for a long time lol). Although I have not passed I have to say it was a good experience - the examiner Roger was friendly, made me less stressed and was fair with his feedback. Thanks Roger!

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