Postcode WD18 8AA (Watford) Terminated April 2012

Map showing WD18 8AA and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 8AA is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and terminated in April 2012.WD18 8AA is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD18 8AA 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 8AA as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Social renting young families.

The closest road name to WD18 8AA is Ascot Road which is centered 156 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Morrisons and is 136 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 901 m away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.16 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8AA (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 8AA is The Spirit Store and is 243 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 243 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on October 24, 2018.

Policing for WD18 8AA 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 8AA and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 8AA, and the approximate distance away.

Ascot Road 156 m
The Gateway 158 m
Printers Avenue 211 m
Cassiobridge Road 290 m
Sydney Road 358 m
King Georges Avenue 399 m
Croxley View 498 m
Hatters Lane 559 m
Greenhill Crescent 570 m
Whippendell Road 587 m
Tolpits Lane 1.12 km
A4145 1.12 km
A404 3.95 km
A411 7.51 km
A412 8.32 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8AA

Introduction October 2000
Termination April 2012
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 WD18 8AA - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
160 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
259 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
323 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
656 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
806 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
826 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.06 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.08 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.28 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.43 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.62 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.72 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.74 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.82 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.83 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.87 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.92 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.93 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 2 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
2.02 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 8AA - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
0 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
160 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
160 m
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
175 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
192 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
192 m
Watford Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
192 m
Rising Sun, Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
236 m
Happy Palace Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
243 m
Micron's Mini Mart Retailers - other 3
June 9, 2021
243 m
Pucka Tucka Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2020
243 m
The Spirit Store Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 7, 2017
243 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
259 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
297 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
323 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
355 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
355 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
399 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
399 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
445 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 8AA - Data from Apr 2022

Morrisons Bus Stop/Station 136 m
Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 230 m
Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 260 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 261 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 272 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 901 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 942 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 957 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.16 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.37 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.37 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.82 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.28 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 8AA - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 673 m
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.46 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.61 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.81 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.96 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.99 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.01 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.04 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.13 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.13 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.16 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.23 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.26 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.27 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.3 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64958100
Longitude -0.42245000
OS Easting 509240
OS Northing 0195710
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 E33024450
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A1