Postcode WD18 8RJ (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8RJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 8RJ is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2002 and is an active postcode. WD18 8RJ is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD18 8RJ 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 8RJ as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Commuters with young families.

The closest road name to WD18 8RJ is Caxton Way which is centered 158 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Magnet and is 151 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 921 m away at Croxley Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.84 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8RJ (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

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

Nearby Roads

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

Caxton Way 158 m
Dwight Road 233 m
Greenhill Crescent 351 m
Tolpits Lane 361 m
A4145 361 m
Hatters Lane 401 m
A404 3.09 km
A412 7.45 km
A411 7.97 km
A5183 14.69 km
M25 19.99 km
A46 111.22 km
M4 119.34 km
M1 121.01 km
A41 124.07 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8RJ

Introduction October 2002
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 WD18 8RJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
727 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
792 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
844 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
933 m
Merchant Taylors' School 1.11 km
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.11 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.13 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.16 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.34 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.6 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.7 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.71 km
Rickmansworth School Good
(October 17, 2017)
1.8 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.88 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.96 km
Eastbury Farm Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
2.13 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
2.2 km
Rickmansworth Park Junior Mixed and Infant School Good
(October 4, 2018)
2.46 km
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School Good
(February 27, 2018)
2.48 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
2.49 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford Observer Staff Canteen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 1, 2019
0 m
Diamond Burger Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
190 m
Best Before Project Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 21, 2022
264 m
Dream Earth Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
264 m
Elior UK @ Nissan Training Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
May 22, 2019
264 m
HCL @ Clement Danes School School/college/university 4
November 21, 2019
264 m
Elior UK PLC @ Croxley Park Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
328 m
BaxterStorey @ Camelot UK Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 2, 2018
349 m
Tony And Maria's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 19, 2019
375 m
Choice Menu Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 24, 2021
383 m
My Beauty And Care Distributors/Transporters 5
Very Good
May 12, 2021
439 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
487 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
487 m
Unit 6 Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
March 12, 2019
537 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
588 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
727 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
727 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
731 m
Warren Packers Distributors/Transporters Exempt
May 14, 2019
731 m
Xtra Time Kidz Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
738 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Magnet Bus Stop/Station 151 m
Caxton Court Bus Stop/Station 176 m
Croxley Park Bus Stop/Station 192 m
Jewson Bus Stop/Station 299 m
Croxley Park Management Centre Bus Stop/Station 309 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 921 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 922 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 953 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.84 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 3.06 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 3.06 km
London Luton Airport Air 26.61 km
London Stansted Airport Air 55.07 km

Nearby Nature

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

Hampermill Lake Inland Water 937 m
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 969 m
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.18 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 1.31 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 1.41 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.41 km
Thurlows Lake Inland Water 1.53 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.64 km
Kingfisher Pool Inland Water 1.68 km
Stanleys Pool Inland Water 1.68 km
Green Knoll Hill Or Mountain 1.76 km
Longwater Inland Water 1.85 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.87 km
The Alders Woodland Or Forest 1.95 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64299600
Longitude -0.42958600
OS Easting 508762
OS Northing 0194967
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 E33024445
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A3