Mock Driving Test Policy

It is very important that pupils are 100% ready for their driving test when the time comes. We cover this requirement in our Terms under section 11.6.

Failing the Driving Test will cost the pupil the test fee plus the school fees for the day. Not only that but they will have to reapply for another test and this can take time.

We can not allow pupils to attempt a driving test unless we are satisfied that they are capable of passing it. Gone are the days when we could just let a pupil “give it a go”.

Failing the Driving Test can be a traumatic experience for many pupils. The Examiner will not help the pupil. Their job is purely to assess the pupils driving standard.

When a pupil fails a driving test, the instructor has a “trigger” system marked against them and can be called by the DVSA for a Standards Check should the triggers be activated.

In order to ensure that the pupil’s driving is at a good enough standard to attempt the Practical Driving Test, we have a fair system of assessment called the Mock Driving Test.

Pupils are required to pass the Mock Test before their first Practical Driving Test with the school. Passing the Mock Test is not required if the pupil has already taken a Practical Driving Test with the school.

It is our policy that the Pupil MUST pass the Mock Driving Test before they can attend a Practical Driving Test with a Lawrence’s Driving School car and Instructor.

The Mock Driving Test will be 40 minutes long. Assessed by the Instructor. Taken in good time before the Practical Driving Test Date so that the pupil may reschedule their test date if they are unsuccessful in their Mock Driving Test.

ALL PUPILS MUST PASS THE MOCK DRIVING TEST BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST WITH A LAWRENCES’S DRIVING SCHOOL CAR AND INSTRUCTOR. The result of the Mock Driving Test will be sent to Head Office for approval before we can allow the pupil to attend the Practical Driving Test with a Lawrence’s Driving School car and instructor.

Please note: If the pupil are unsuccessful in the Mock Driving Test, they may still attend the DVSA Practical Driving Test in their own vehicle. There is always a ‘small chance’ they may pass the DVSA Practical Driving Test if conditions and circumstances are on their side on the day.

In order to pass the Mock Driving Test the pupil must have;

  • less than 9 Driving Faults
  • ZERO Serious Faults
  • ZERO Dangerous Faults