An idyllic village perfectly situated between Watford and St Albans, Bricket Wood is an area steeped in history, offering a unique mix of woodland, wildlife and community.
The majority of local children attend Mount Pleasant Lane JMI and Nursery School, which has around 350 pupils ranging in age from 3-11 years old (including the morning nursery). The school was rated good in its most recent Ofsted report.
St Michaels Catholic High School and the partially-selective Parmiters School, located in neighbouring Garston, serve as excellent options for senior education. Both are rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Bricket Wood is served by trains operating between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey. Trains run every 45 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday. London-bound commuters can make the journey to the capital in an impressive 15 minutes by taking the train from Watford Junction direct to Euston. Car drivers can make easy connections using the M1 and M25.
Oakwood Road is home to a mix of shops, including a butchers a greengrocers, a café, a medical centre, a pharmacy and a dental surgery.
The quintessential village pub, The Gate, is the place to visit for genuine home-cooked food, hearty cask ale and the promise of a warm welcome.
Other options are the Grade II listed Black Boy, which offers live sport and real ale, and the Beefeater Moor Mill.
Famed Bricket Wood Common consists of diverse habitats including ancient semi-natural woodland, wet lowland and seasonal streams.
The area supports an array of wildlife including great crested newts, plus heather and bluebells.
The community takes great pride in the Common, and works with Hertfordshire council to preserve its biodiversity.
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