Postcode WA12 8EP (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8EP and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA12 8EP is located in St. Helens, in the county of Merseyside. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA12 8EP is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA12 8EP 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 WA12 8EP as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious transitions.

The closest road name to WA12 8EP is Connaught Drive which is centered 117 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Wargrave Road and is 38 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 563 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8EP (for ages 11 and under) is Wargrave CofE Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 23, 2021.

The local pub for residents of WA12 8EP is Victoria Inn and is 0 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 29, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from Jade Fish & Chips and is 0 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

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 1.9 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA12 8EP is covered by the Merseyside police force association and Halton and St Helens is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA12 8EP and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA12 8EP, and the approximate distance away.

Connaught Drive 117 m
Richmond Gardens 117 m
Daisy Avenue 146 m
Kingsway 150 m
Park Avenue South 151 m
Ivy Avenue 176 m
Kenilworth Gardens 181 m
Devonshire Gardens 181 m
Leamington Avenue 189 m
Beech Close 192 m
Wargrave Road 202 m
Church Drive 203 m
Hickory Close 208 m
Elm Avenue 231 m
Cedar Street 236 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8EP

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 WA12 8EP - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
217 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
305 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
812 m
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
910 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
970 m
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.07 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.28 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.78 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
1.99 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.99 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.15 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.65 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.85 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.06 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.21 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.37 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.79 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
3.88 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.93 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 3.96 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA12 8EP - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
0 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
0 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
91 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
91 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
91 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
116 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
180 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
217 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
250 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
305 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
305 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
322 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
338 m
Hollowood Chemists Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
August 22, 2019
386 m
Newton Community Hospital Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
386 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
390 m
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
422 m
NISA Local Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 3
September 24, 2021
436 m
Sandwiches and Snacks Ltd Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
November 8, 2021
436 m
Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 16, 2021
436 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA12 8EP - Data from Apr 2022

Wargrave Road Bus Stop/Station 38 m
Park Road South Bus Stop/Station 47 m
Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 75 m
Park Avenue South Bus Stop/Station 114 m
Connaught Drive Bus Stop/Station 163 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 746 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 563 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 743 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.28 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.3 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.9 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.96 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA12 8EP - Data from Dec 2021

Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 488 m
Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 507 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.08 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.35 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.5 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.67 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.12 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.22 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.23 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.24 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km
Lodge Lane Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.41 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA12 8EP - Data from Ofcom 2017

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 0%
300+ Mbps 100%

Gas Consumption

8 meters consuming 101,193 kWh - mean 12,649 kWh : median 11,294 kWh

Electricity Consumption

5 meters consuming 14,438 kWh - mean 2,888 kWh : median 3,160 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8EP - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44698900
Longitude -2.62971100
OS Easting 358274
OS Northing 0394654
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
St Helens North
Electoral Ward Newton
Local Authority District St. Helens
Region / Government Office Region North West
European Electoral Region North West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Liverpool City Region
Local Learning and Skills Council Greater Merseyside

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E08000013
Travel To Work Area Warrington and Wigan


NHS England Region North West
Primary Care Trust
Halton and St Helens
Cancer Alliance Cheshire and Merseyside
Strategic Health Authority
North West
Sustainability and Transformation
Cheshire and Merseyside
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS St Helens CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Hard-pressed living
Group: Industrious communities
Subgroup: Industrious transitions
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater Manchester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Newton-le-Willows BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006523
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 015
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 015E
Output Area / Small Area 8A1