Postcode WD18 8YW (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8YW and nearby postcodes

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

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

The closest road name to WD18 8YW is The Boulevard which is centered 47 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Ascot Road and is 130 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.01 km away at Croxley Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.45 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8YW (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 Croxley Danes School. The last OFSTED inspection on January 26, 2022 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of WD18 8YW is The Spirit Store and is 434 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 434 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on October 24, 2018.

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

Nearby Roads

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

The Boulevard 47 m
Beggars Bush Lane 114 m
Ascot Road 165 m
Blackmoor Lane 177 m
Woodshots Meadow 234 m
Sycamore Road 337 m
Hatters Lane 342 m
The Gateway 396 m
Mayfare 413 m
Greenhill Crescent 511 m
Croxley View 646 m
Whippendell Road 882 m
Watford Road 887 m
Tolpits Lane 1.03 km
A4145 1.03 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8YW

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 8YW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
261 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
490 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
574 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
581 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
808 m
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
985 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.07 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.35 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.36 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.57 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.58 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.63 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.72 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.73 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.85 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.85 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.92 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.98 km
Rickmansworth School Good
(October 17, 2017)
2.04 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 2.13 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
0 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
173 m
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
246 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
261 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
261 m
Rising Sun, Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
295 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
297 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
332 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
332 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
372 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
372 m
Watford Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
372 m
Elior UK PLC @ Croxley Park Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
421 m
Happy Palace Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
434 m
Micron's Mini Mart Retailers - other 3
June 9, 2021
434 m
Pucka Tucka Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2020
434 m
The Spirit Store Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 7, 2017
434 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
490 m
Tony And Maria's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 19, 2019
541 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
581 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 130 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 151 m
Morrisons Bus Stop/Station 166 m
Woodshots Meadow Bus Stop/Station 197 m
Woodshots Meadow Bus Stop/Station 229 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.01 km
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.01 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.05 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.45 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.61 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.62 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.88 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.55 km

Nearby Nature

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

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 678 m
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.33 km
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.48 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.83 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.88 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 1.89 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.94 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.95 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 2.07 km
Thurlows Lake Inland Water 2.1 km
Kingfisher Pool Inland Water 2.18 km
Round Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.19 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64932400
Longitude -0.42672300
OS Easting 508945
OS Northing 0195675
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