Driving Lessons Northampton
2 Northampton driving instructors found in the Northampton area.
Northampton driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Northampton driving schools covering Northampton. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.
Learning to Drive in Northampton
The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.
Northampton’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 46.1%.
The test centres in Northampton are Gladstone Business Centre which has a pass rate of 46.1%, Wellingborough at 56.7%, Kettering at 40.8% and Bletchley at 52.7%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Northampton are in Bedford with 59.1%, Rugby with 60.6%, Banbury with 45.4%, and Leighton Buzzard which has a higher pass rate of 53.2%.
Northampton’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Banbury, (Northampton), Banbury Twenty Cricket Club, Ermont Way, Banbury OX16 4AE
- Bedford, (Northampton), (wheelchair accessible), Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7NY
- Bletchley, (Northampton), (wheelchair accessible), Block 4, Government Buildings, Wilton Hostel, Wilton Avenue, Bletchley MK3 6DH
- Kettering, (Northampton), Orion Way, Kettering Business Park, Kettering NN15 6NL
- Leighton Buzzard (Northampton) Stanbridge Road, Leighton Road, Stanbridge, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4QG
- Northampton, (Northampton), (wheelchair accessible), Gladstone Business Centre, Gladstone Road, Northampton NN5 7QA
- Rugby, (Northampton), Aspect House, 66B Somers Road, Rugby CV22 7DH
- Wellingborough, (Northampton), Glamis Hall, Goldsmith Road, Wellingborough NN8 3RU
Northampton’s Theory Test Centres
- Northampton, (Northampton), West Suite, First Floor, Charles House, 61 – 68 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UE
- Rushden, (Northampton), Park Road Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden NN10 0RG
- Milton Keynes, (Northampton), Ground Floor, Ashton House West, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH
- Corby, (Northampton), Unit 2, Oakley Vale District Centre, Butland Road, Corby NN18 8QT
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Northampton – did you know?
- Northamptonshire is the place to go for breakfast, beer and shoes. This is where Weetabix, Carlsberg and Doc Martin shoes are made.
- Racing car drivers should be familiar with at least one corner of Northamptonshire, it’s where the famous Silverstone racing track is found. The British Grand Prix is fought for here each year and you’ll also find Merced’s engine factory on the grounds.
- Princess Dianna’s family home, Althorp House is in Northamptonshire. The estate is nearly 500 years old and open for viewing some of the late princesses personal possessions.
- England’s largest market square is found in Northampton. You’ll find it around All Saint’s Church and it dates back to the 1100s.
- An Italian maid haunts Rushton Hall, not far from Northampton. The Hall was home to Lord Cullen, who is said to have betrayed the maid who now appears as an apparition wearing a bridal gown.
- Northampton was the capital of England long before London ever stole the crown! From 913 when the land was captured from the Danes, right up until 1113, Northampton was considered the city of England.
- Palaeolithic artifacts have been found in Northamptonshire pointing to the distinct possibility that the area was occupied by humans nearly 800,000 years ago! Evidence from the Mesolithic period have also been found around Northampton.
- Back in 1542 having an apricot tree was like having a money tree. Residents of Aynho were able to pay their rent to King Henry VIII with the apricots that grew well in their area.
- The conspirators of Guy Fawkes’s Gunpowder Plot, Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy were executed for their role in trying to destroy King James I. Rather than being buried, their heads were displayed in Northampton by order of the Earl of Northampton.
- Most of Northampton’s old buildings were destroyed in 1675 by a great blaze that started in a house on St Mary’s Street and spread west across the city.