Postcode WD18 8AD (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8AD and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 8AD is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in December 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 8AD is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

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

The closest road name to WD18 8AD is Ascot Road which is centered 212 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Morrisons and is 126 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.06 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.25 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8AD (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 8AD is The Spirit Store and is 401 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 401 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on October 24, 2018.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Ascot Road 212 m
The Boulevard 232 m
The Gateway 317 m
Beggars Bush Lane 350 m
Croxley View 401 m
Greenhill Crescent 410 m
Blackmoor Lane 419 m
Hatters Lane 428 m
Sydney Road 471 m
Tolpits Lane 958 m
A4145 958 m
Watford Road 1.11 km
A404 3.79 km
A411 7.56 km
A412 8.17 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8AD

Introduction December 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 8AD - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
0 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
232 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
329 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
564 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
829 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
978 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.11 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.19 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.24 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.54 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.59 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.77 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.77 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.84 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.84 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.87 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.88 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.91 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
2.07 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
2.1 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Morrisons Bus Stop/Station 126 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 158 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 160 m
Couper House Bus Stop/Station 184 m
Faraday Close Bus Stop/Station 208 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.06 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.1 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.12 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.25 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.51 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.52 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.97 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.41 km

Nearby Nature

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

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 801 m
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.32 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.49 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.87 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.89 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.95 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 1.99 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.03 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.07 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.09 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.15 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.17 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.2 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64826300
Longitude -0.42336300
OS Easting 509180
OS Northing 0195562
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 E33024451
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A1