Postcode WA12 8EX (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8EX and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8EX is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 0.6 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 8EX as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious transitions.

The closest road name to WA12 8EX is Park Avenue South which is centered 75 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Park Avenue South and is 67 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 671 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8EX (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 8EX is Victoria Inn and is 180 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 180 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 144 Mbps and an average upload speed of 19 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 2.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA12 8EX 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 8EX and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Park Avenue South 75 m
Daisy Avenue 81 m
Gooch Drive 103 m
Stephenson Road 117 m
Peartree Crescent 136 m
Ivy Avenue 158 m
Pine Avenue 205 m
Roman Close 210 m
Church Drive 213 m
Hickory Close 214 m
Adams Close 215 m
Wargrave Road 239 m
Kirtley Drive 247 m
Leamington Avenue 255 m
Beech Close 256 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8EX

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 8EX - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
305 m
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
376 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
776 m
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
955 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.07 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.16 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.19 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.75 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.14 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.16 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.32 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.72 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.79 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.18 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.34 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.48 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.69 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
3.9 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.91 km
All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan Outstanding
(January 30, 2019)
3.99 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
0 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
180 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
180 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
199 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
199 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
199 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
203 m
NISA Local Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 3
September 24, 2021
265 m
Sandwiches and Snacks Ltd Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
November 8, 2021
265 m
Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 16, 2021
265 m
Yan House Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
November 20, 2019
265 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
278 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
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
376 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
407 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
421 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
494 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
501 m
KNP Store Ltd Retailers - other 3
April 11, 2018
536 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Park Avenue South Bus Stop/Station 67 m
Peartree Crescent Bus Stop/Station 92 m
Wargrave Road Bus Stop/Station 143 m
Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 169 m
Park Road South Bus Stop/Station 192 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 881 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 671 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 881 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.12 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.45 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.74 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.79 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 632 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 664 m
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.11 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.2 km
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.43 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.54 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.02 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.06 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.08 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.17 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.23 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Colonel's Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 156 Mbps 144 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 20.5 Mbps 19 Mbps 21 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 0% 144 19
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

15 meters consuming 222,089 kWh - mean 14,806 kWh : median 14,398 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8EX - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44712000
Longitude -2.62700300
OS Easting 358454
OS Northing 0394667
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 E33006519
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 015
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 015F
Output Area / Small Area 8A1