Postcode WD6 1AY (Hertsmere)

Map showing WD6 1AY and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD6 1AY is located in Hertsmere, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WD6 1AY is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD6 1AY is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.8 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 WD6 1AY as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Commuters with young families.

The closest road name to WD6 1AY is Glenhaven Avenue which is centered 13 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Glenhaven Avenue and is 87 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 4.19 km away at Stanmore Underground Station The closest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood Rail Station, 201 m away.

The closest primary school to WD6 1AY (for ages 11 and under) is Monksmead School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on March 8, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Yavneh College.

The local pub for residents of WD6 1AY is Three Horseshoes Public House and is 4.16 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on April 1, 2022. The nearest takeaway food is available from The Garden Cafe and is 4.37 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as AwaitingInspection .

Residents reported an average download speed of 88.9 Mbps and an average upload speed of 14.2 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% 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 2.7 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD6 1AY 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 WD6 1AY and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD6 1AY, and the approximate distance away.

Glenhaven Avenue 13 m
Whitehall Close 192 m
Keystone Passage 227 m
Holt Close 231 m
Station Road 248 m
Drayton Road 271 m
Grade Close 279 m
Dunnock Close 306 m
Goldfinch Way 316 m
Siskin Close 330 m
Links Drive 349 m
Gables Avenue 349 m
Park Crescent 354 m
Essex Road 360 m
Clarendon Road 381 m


Information about the postcode WD6 1AY

Introduction January 1980
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 WD6 1AY - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Yavneh College 797 m
Monksmead School Good
(March 8, 2017)
797 m
Yavneh Primary School Outstanding
(June 27, 2019)
797 m
St Teresa Catholic Primary School Good
(January 29, 2020)
844 m
Summerswood Primary School Good
(November 3, 2016)
882 m
Cowley Hill School Good
(October 6, 2021)
1.11 km
Meryfield Primary School 1.15 km
Woodlands Primary School Good
(November 24, 2016)
1.43 km
Kenilworth Primary School Requires improvement
(June 6, 2018)
1.44 km
St Nicholas Elstree Church of England VA Primary School Good
(May 1, 2018)
1.59 km
Hertswood Academy Requires improvement
(September 12, 2019)
1.63 km
Parkside Community Primary School Good
(January 15, 2020)
1.68 km
Elstree Screen Arts Academy Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.8 km
Saffron Green Primary School Good
(December 12, 2017)
1.89 km
Haberdashers' Girls' School 2.11 km
Haberdashers' Boys' School 2.27 km
Hertsmere Jewish Primary School 2.48 km
Radlett Preparatory School Limited Good
(November 14, 2019)
2.48 km
Broadfields Primary School Good
(June 11, 2019)
2.88 km
Rosh Pinah Additional Resource Provision 3.22 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD6 1AY - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Rosary Priory Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 22, 2020
3.98 km
Immanuel College School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 20, 2019
4.09 km
Bhaktivedanta Manor Main,Bakery, Deity Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
August 23, 2021
4.11 km
Three Horseshoes Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
April 1, 2022
4.16 km
Latte Art Bushey Other catering premises Awaiting Inspection
4.37 km
Mabels Vintage Tearooms Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 18, 2022
4.37 km
The Garden Cafe Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
4.37 km
Cotton Tails Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
November 16, 2018
4.58 km
Mercure London Watford Hotel Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
June 5, 2018
4.59 km
Bushey Heath Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 21, 2018
4.72 km
Memorial Hall Trustees Other catering premises Exempt
February 6, 2002
4.8 km
Windmill Harvester Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 16, 2018
4.81 km
Bushey Meads School (Caterlink Ltd) School/college/university 5
Very Good
January 8, 2020
4.83 km
Buono Italian Limited Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
June 18, 2019
4.83 km
Charcoal Grill Ltd Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
April 8, 2019
4.83 km
Meze Mangal Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
January 6, 2020
4.83 km
Tesco Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
May 20, 2015
4.83 km
Quantum Care Limited Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
July 16, 2019
4.86 km
Heath Pharmacy Retailers - other Exempt
July 30, 2012
4.88 km
Morrisons Daily Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 10, 2018
4.88 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD6 1AY - Data from Apr 2022

Glenhaven Avenue Bus Stop/Station 87 m
Glenhaven Avenue Bus Stop/Station 100 m
Elstree & Borehamwood Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 144 m
Elstree & Borehamwood Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 173 m
Elstree & Borehamwood Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 180 m
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 4.19 km
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 4.23 km
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 4.24 km
Elstree & Borehamwood Rail Station Rail 201 m
Radlett Rail Station Rail 4.27 km
Mill Hill Broadway Rail Station Rail 5.07 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.9 km
London Stansted Airport Air 45.61 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD6 1AY - Data from Dec 2021

Allum Lane Spinney Woodland Or Forest 602 m
Deacons Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.21 km
Furze Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.27 km
Woodcock Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.27 km
Studio Way Woodland Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
Scratch Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.79 km
Tykes Water Lake Inland Water 1.83 km
Potters Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.91 km
Arch Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.98 km
Boys Hill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.1 km
Froghall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.12 km
Aldenham Park Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Thistle Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
Silver Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.34 km
Aldenham Reservoir Inland Water 2.47 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD6 1AY - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 75.5 Mbps 88.9 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 16.6 Mbps 14.2 Mbps 36 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 22 1
30-300 Mbps 0% 85.8 16.1
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

16 meters consuming 283,883 kWh - mean 17,743 kWh : median 12,380 kWh

Energy usage data for WD6 1AY - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65489600
Longitude -0.27965100
OS Easting 519105
OS Northing 0196524
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 Borehamwood North ED
Electoral Ward Borehamwood Brookmeadow
Local Authority District Hertsmere
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 E07000098
Travel To Work Area London


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 Borehamwood BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024222
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Hertsmere 007
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Hertsmere 007D
Output Area / Small Area 4A3