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Learning to Drive in Wakefield
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.
Wakefield’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 47%.
The test centres in Wakefield are Wakefield which has a pass rate of 47.0%, and Heckmondwike at 42.6%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Wakefield are in Pontefract with 48.4% and Barnsley which has a higher pass rate of 55.7%.
Wakefield Practical Driving Test Centres
- Barnsley, (Wakefield), (Wheelchair accessible) West Road, Barnsley S75 2DH
- Heckmondwike, (Wakefield), (Wheelchair accessible), Tower Buildings, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AS
- Pontefract, (Wakefield), (Wheelchair accessible) Churchill House, Mill Hill Road, Station Lane, Pontefract WH8 4HY
- Wakefield, (Wakefield), (Wheelchair accessible) Mothers Way, Silkwood Park, Ossett WF5 9TR
Wakefield Theory Test Centres
- Leeds, (Wakefield), Ground Floor, Coverdale House, 13-15 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
- Huddersfield, (Wakefield), Seventh Floor, Kirklees House, 30 Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HG
- Bradford, (Wakefield), Suite 1, Second Floor, Auburn House, Upper Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3NU
- Doncaster, (Wakefield), Suite 1B, First Floor, Fraser House, Netherhall Road, Doncaster DN1 2PW
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Wakefield – did you know?
- Wakefield has 16 nature reserves, more than any other local authority in Yorkshire. Six of these are sites of special scientific interest.
- Wakefield is famous for rhubarb which is grown in allotments across the city. There is even a rhubarb festival held each year!
- The Cathedral in Wakefield has the tallest tower and spire in all of Yorkshire. The spire can be seen from all over the city.
- The nursery rhyme “The Grand Old Duke of York” is said to come from the Battle of Wakefield, fought in 1460. Some also say “Here we go ‘round the Mulberry Bush” also originates here.
- Wakefield was nicknamed the “Merrie City” in the middle ages for the games and sports that were played there.
- One of the longest running TV series, “A Touch of Frost” was mostly shot in Wakefield. The series showed on British TVs between 1992 and 2010. Reruns still show today.
- Up until 2019, the luxury fashion brand Burberry had a factory in Wakefield. After closing their factory in Wakefield, then brand continued to expand business in nearby Leeds.
- Wakefield was a royalist stronghold in the Civil War and the site of historic battles throughout the War of the Roses.
- The manor of Wakefield was passed to William the Conqueror by Edward the Confessor after he won the Battle of Hastings.
- Wakefield was an wealthy inland trading port through the Industrial Revolution specialising in wool and grain.