Postcode WD18 6AE (Watford)

Map showing WD18 6AE and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 6AE is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in March 2011 and is an active postcode. WD18 6AE is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD18 6AE is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 2.2 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 WD18 6AE as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Social renting young families.

The closest road name to WD18 6AE is Chesham Way which is centered 197 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Westfield Community College and is 72 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.11 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 1.97 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 6AE (for ages 11 and under) is St Anthony's Catholic Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on September 22, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Westfield Academy. The last OFSTED inspection on December 11, 2019 rated this school as Good

The nearest takeaway food is available from The Viking and is 238 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on January 10, 2020.

Policing for WD18 6AE 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 WD18 6AE and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 6AE, and the approximate distance away.

Chesham Way 197 m
Croxley View 228 m
Combe Road 368 m
Healey Road 432 m
Scammell Way 447 m
Charlock Way 464 m
Hagden Lane 671 m
Tolpits Lane 1.01 km
A4145 1.01 km
A4125 2.84 km
A404 3.82 km
A411 7.24 km
A412 8.32 km
A5183 14.04 km
M25 19.15 km


Information about the postcode WD18 6AE

Introduction March 2011
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WD18 6AE - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
60 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
102 m
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
333 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
345 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
787 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
905 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
999 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.15 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.31 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.51 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.57 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.63 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.66 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.8 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.81 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.81 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.93 km
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
1.99 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
2.07 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
2.09 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 6AE - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
0 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
0 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
60 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
102 m
Small World Community Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 27, 2020
167 m
Cafe West @ West Watford Free Church Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 5, 2019
198 m
Holywell Post Office & Off Licence Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 30, 2012
238 m
McColls Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 17, 2019
238 m
The Viking Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
January 10, 2020
238 m
HCL @ Chessbrook Education Support Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 8, 2018
274 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
333 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
333 m
Holywell Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
345 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
355 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
464 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
464 m
Smit News Agent Retailers - other 4
March 13, 2019
480 m
Vimco Superstores Retailers - other 3
November 1, 2019
497 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
505 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
505 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 6AE - Data from Apr 2022

Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 72 m
Goodwin House Bus Stop/Station 126 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 134 m
High View Bus Stop/Station 251 m
Explorer Drive Bus Stop/Station 301 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.11 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.13 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.14 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.97 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.3 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.3 km
London Luton Airport Air 26.03 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.18 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 6AE - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 999 m
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.22 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.68 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.7 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.78 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.93 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.04 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.06 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.2 km
The Dell Valley 2.22 km
The Roughs Woodland Or Forest 2.27 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.3 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.3 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64736500
Longitude -0.41876800
OS Easting 509500
OS Northing 0195469
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 West Watford ED
Electoral Ward Holywell
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: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Rented family living
Subgroup: Social renting young families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027619
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A1