Postcode WD17 1AD (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1AD and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 1AD is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in December 2000 and is an active postcode. WD17 1AD is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD17 1AD is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.7 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of WD17 1AD as Ethnicity central > Ethnic family life > Young families and students.

The closest road name to WD17 1AD is Wells Yard which is centered 25 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Clarendon Road and is 51 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.29 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 656 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1AD (for ages 11 and under) is Watford St John's Church of England Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 6, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Watford Grammar School for Girls.

The nearest takeaway food is available from Heavenly Desserts and is 89 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on April 26, 2021.

Policing for WD17 1AD is covered by the Hertfordshire police force association and Hertfordshire is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WD17 1AD and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD17 1AD, and the approximate distance away.

Wells Yard 25 m
Watford House Lane 91 m
Wellstones 95 m
Wilmington Close 119 m
Bentine Lane 160 m
Gaumont Approach 192 m
Upton Road 210 m
Percy Road 213 m
Marlborough Road 227 m
Market Street 242 m
New Street 249 m
Francis Road 265 m
Exchange Road 276 m
Church Street 276 m
Beechen Grove 278 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1AD

Introduction December 2000
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WD17 1AD - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
261 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
449 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
475 m
Watford Grammar School for Girls 612 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
647 m
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
738 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
778 m
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
881 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
915 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.11 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.25 km
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
1.29 km
Longwood School Good
(June 20, 2019)
1.64 km
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School Good
(December 2, 2021)
1.66 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.69 km
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
1.71 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.74 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.78 km
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
1.8 km
Bromet Primary School Good
(January 13, 2022)
1.82 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD17 1AD - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Starbucks Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 13, 2020
18 m
Superdrug Retailers - other Exempt
November 2, 2015
18 m
Asias Mart Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
March 11, 2020
44 m
B And M Retail Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 25, 2018
44 m
Bee Zee Health & Beauty Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 19, 2021
44 m
Cafe Bianco Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
December 21, 2020
44 m
Greggs Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 6, 2020
44 m
JRC GLOBAL BUFFET Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
44 m
Pret A Manger Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 9, 2019
44 m
Protein Club Retailers - other 4
June 21, 2016
44 m
MAEME`s Flame Grilled Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
October 15, 2018
72 m
Quick Shop Retailers - other 3
March 1, 2019
72 m
Five Guys Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
89 m
Heavenly Desserts Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
April 26, 2021
89 m
Kokoro Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 29, 2022
89 m
Moon Under Water Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 23, 2018
89 m
Pepe's Piri Piri Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 19, 2019
89 m
Roosters Piri Piri Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
July 9, 2021
89 m
Nandos Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 14, 2019
92 m
The Langley Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
92 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD17 1AD - Data from Apr 2022

Clarendon Road Bus Stop/Station 51 m
High Street Bus Stop/Station 112 m
Exchange Road Bus Stop/Station 115 m
Exchange Road Bus Stop/Station 120 m
Clarendon Road Bus Stop/Station 180 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.29 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.31 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.39 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 656 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 779 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 786 m
London Luton Airport Air 24.87 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.45 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD17 1AD - Data from Dec 2021

Watford Pond Inland Water 309 m
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.33 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.39 km
The Dell Valley 1.4 km
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.49 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.86 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.09 km
Lower Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.38 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.39 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.39 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.41 km
Bushey Pond Inland Water 2.51 km
Home Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
Sherwoods Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
Rectory Pond Inland Water 2.59 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65676500
Longitude -0.39849100
OS Easting 510880
OS Northing 0196545
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
County Electorial Division Central Watford & Oxhey ED
Electoral Ward Central
Local Authority District Watford
Region / Government Office Region East of England
European Electoral Region Eastern
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Hertfordshire
Local Learning and Skills Council Hertfordshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000103
Travel To Work Area Luton


NHS England Region East of England
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance East of England - South
Strategic Health Authority
East of England
Sustainability and Transformation
Hertfordshire and West Essex
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Herts Valleys CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Ethnicity central
Group: Ethnic family life
Subgroup: Young families and students
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024428
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009C
Output Area / Small Area 3A2