Postcode WD18 7QJ (Watford)

Map showing WD18 7QJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 7QJ is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 7QJ is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD18 7QJ is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.4 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 7QJ as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Commuters with young families.

The closest road name to WD18 7QJ is Cassiobridge Road which is centered 57 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Cassiobridge Road and is 14 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 660 m away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.09 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 7QJ (for ages 11 and under) is Ascot Road Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 21, 2017. 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 local pub for residents of WD18 7QJ is The Spirit Store and is 0 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on June 7, 2017. The nearest takeaway food is available from Happy Palace and is 0 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on October 24, 2018.

Residents reported an average download speed of 87.3 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.6 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 85.7% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.6 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD18 7QJ 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 7QJ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 7QJ, and the approximate distance away.

Cassiobridge Road 57 m
Printers Avenue 66 m
The Gateway 94 m
Maythorne Close 106 m
Gade Close 155 m
Chestnut Court 163 m
Alwin Place 164 m
Raven Close 216 m
King Georges Avenue 228 m
Ascot Road 274 m
Queen Mary's Avenue 277 m
The Chase 298 m
Sheraton Mews 304 m
Observer Drive 328 m
Sydney Road 341 m


Information about the postcode WD18 7QJ

Introduction October 2000
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 7QJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
401 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
456 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
478 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
633 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
780 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
863 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
937 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.13 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.32 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.32 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.42 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.5 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.69 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.75 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.77 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.86 km
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
1.91 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.95 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.97 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.98 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 7QJ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Happy Palace Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
0 m
Micron's Mini Mart Retailers - other 3
June 9, 2021
0 m
Pucka Tucka Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2020
0 m
The Spirit Store Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 7, 2017
0 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
63 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
63 m
Watford Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
63 m
Rising Sun, Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
166 m
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
190 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
243 m
Mr & Mrs Coffeewala Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
December 2, 2021
342 m
Prandora's Box Retailers - other 5
Very Good
October 26, 2021
342 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
401 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
401 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
434 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
456 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
478 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
529 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
529 m
Vimco Superstores Retailers - other 3
November 1, 2019
569 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 7QJ - Data from Apr 2022

Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 14 m
Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 157 m
Sydney Road Bus Stop/Station 162 m
Gade Close Bus Stop/Station 179 m
Gade Close Bus Stop/Station 189 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 660 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 705 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 720 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.09 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.18 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.18 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.58 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.12 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 7QJ - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 473 m
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.64 km
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.69 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.76 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.77 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.05 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.08 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.2 km
Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Round Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.29 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.32 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.35 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD18 7QJ - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 77.4 Mbps 87.3 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 13.6 Mbps 21 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 14.3% 87.3 13.6
300+ Mbps 85.7% - -

Gas Consumption

12 meters consuming 127,575 kWh - mean 10,631 kWh : median 10,260 kWh

Energy usage data for WD18 7QJ - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65173600
Longitude -0.42176000
OS Easting 509281
OS Northing 0195950
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: Commuters with 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 E33027617
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011E
Output Area / Small Area 4A3