Oxford Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
James Wolfe Road

Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilet facilities available. Test candidate car parking facilities available, though spaces are limited.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi


Many varied roads and systems will feature from Oxford Driving Test Centre. An example of road types will include: country rural roads (see the country road driving tutorial for a guide on how to assess speed when approaching corners), village driving, high speed ‘A’ roads and dual carriageway systems such as the A40 and busy in-town driving.

The streets of Oxford will test your ability at various road systems. Multi-lane large roundabouts and mini roundabouts, marked, controlled and unmarked crossroads and junctions are to be expected.

Residential areas are often used for test manoeuvre purposes, the emergency stop procedure and various other exercises such as meeting oncoming vehicles in narrow lane situations (often involving passing parked cars). All practical driving tests for cars now include approximately 10 minutes of independent driving. A full explanation of this can be found in the independent driving section.

Test centre routes are designed by the examiners who conduct practical tests at their local test centre. The routes are designed in such a way so to involve as many diverse roads and traffic systems as possible, often including very challenging parts. Gaining knowledge of the test routes provides valuable insight into the type of roads that will be taken during your test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Oxford Driving Test Centre.


Most of the test centres throughout the UK operate on a Monday to Friday basis, some also offering test candidates the ability to take their test during a Saturday. Saturday bookings incur a slightly higher test fee. Many test candidates benefit by booking their test so that it takes place during the quieter time of day, missing rush hour traffic.

Oxford Driving Test Centre
Oxford Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Oxford Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at Oxford 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.


Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Oxford Driving Test Centre) may be located on your test booking email confirmation, or found within the driving test centre contact numbers section. Test centres must not be contacted to book, cancel or amend a driving test however (see above), and only to contact the centre manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your test, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information).


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 5 reviews
 by Ela

Perhaps I got lucky but I had a good experience of this test centre. Zena, my examiner, was lovely. She made me feel comfortable from the start which really helped keep the nerves under control. Passed first time with 4 minors.

 by Jyoti

I passed my driving test today with five minor mistakes. Very good driving test instructors.

 by Gemma

My examiner was Alan. Start to finish I felt comfortable. He chatted to me when I wanted to and was quiet when I needed him to be. Very pleasant throughout.

 by Laura Goodfellow

Test examiner got into the car, moaned about it being too hot and promptly put on the aircon, my daughter who is a tiny size 8 was freezing. The examiner then proceeded to talk about how fed up she was that she had to clean up after her children whist the test was going on... The examiner also did an emergency stop (a major) and then later said she shouldn't of but she panicked...My daughter failed!!

 by David Bond

It was good. 5/5