We are writing to let you know that the Southampton Forest Hills driving test centre will be permanently closing after Sunday 10 April 2022.
Tests booked at this site
We have tried to keep the number of tests affected to a minimum. Any tests affected by this closure will be moved to another local test centre, and candidates will receive an email notification from DVSA confirming the new location of the test.
You need to tell your pupil about the change if you booked the test for them and it is affected.
This is also where affected examiners will be working from, following the closure.
Why this is happening
DVSA is committed to providing value for money to its fee-paying customers and offering the best, most efficient service possible.
This centre is closing because the cost of running this test centre can be saved and the same service can be provided at Southampton Maybush.
There will be no tests cancelled as a result of the changes, and the number of tests available locally will stay the same.
Learners will continue to receive the same good service from Southampton Maybush. They can practise on any roads and should not need to learn to drive at a test centre location.
Alternative test centres
The next nearest driving test centre will now be the Southampton Maybush test centre, 5 miles from Southampton Forest Hills: