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Guide to Northampton Driving Test Centre

Welcome to RouteBuddy’s comprehensive guide to Northampton Driving Test Centre, conveniently located at Gladstone Business Centre, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Our test centre is situated on Gladstone Road, close to the bustling A5095, which means you may encounter heavy traffic during rush hour. To avoid facing your driving test blindly, take some time to familiarise yourself with Northampton using our essential test centre guide below, including directions, pass rates, test routes, and more!

How to Get There

If you’re a learner driver residing in Northampton, reaching our test centre is a breeze. Simply take the A428 and turn onto Gladstone Road. Even if you’re located further out in Northamptonshire, accessible A roads like A508, A4500, and A45 make it easy to get to Northampton Driving Test Centre. Don’t forget to use your sat nav for guidance if it’s your first time heading to the test centre.

About Northampton

The practical driving test in Northampton follows a relatively straightforward format, with a focus on road features that may pose challenges. As our test centre is located minutes away from the town centre, expect to encounter stop-start traffic. Pay close attention to speed limit changes as you navigate through different traffic systems. During the test, you’ll also be directed to residential areas nearby to perform reversing manoeuvres or emergency stops. Stay vigilant for pedestrians and cyclists in these areas.

Northampton Test Route

Please note that the DVSA no longer publishes test routes to prevent learners from memorising them. However, you can gain a rough idea by watching Northampton test route videos on YouTube or downloading sample driving test routes.

Northampton Test Pass Rates

At RouteBuddy, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch driving test facilities. With consistently high pass rates above the national average, Northampton Driving Test Centre is a favoured choice for learners. However, it’s essential to remember that success depends on putting in the effort to develop your driving skills.

Alternative Test Centres

Should you need an alternative test centre, consider nearby options such as Kettering and Wellingborough.

On Test Day

To ensure a smooth experience, make sure you have your provisional driving licence and arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled test time. The test comprises an eyesight check, “show me, tell me” questions, general driving, and independent driving. The examiner will provide feedback after the test.

What If You Fail

Don’t be disheartened by failing the test; it’s a common experience for many learners. Remember, RouteBuddy is here to support you. Consider taking a refresher course with a local ADI and, if needed, book a fast-track practical test through RouteBuddy.


Gladstone Business Centre
Gladstone Road

Tests Offered at Northampton

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3


– Parking spaces available
– Male and female toilets
– Wheelchair accessible

Contact Number
0160 4751277

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