Postcode WA12 8PQ (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8PQ and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8PQ is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 6.9 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 8PQ as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > Older workers and retirement.

The closest road name to WA12 8PQ is Park Road South which is centered 48 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Maple Avenue and is 38 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 799 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8PQ (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 8PQ is Victoria Inn and is 436 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 29, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza and is 0 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on June 16, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 81.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.7 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 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Park Road South 48 m
Greenwood Drive 83 m
Peartree Crescent 148 m
Maple Avenue 160 m
Rendel Close 162 m
Gooch Drive 165 m
Cedar Gardens 169 m
Stephenson Road 173 m
Adams Close 177 m
Welbeck Avenue 179 m
Windsor Avenue 196 m
Pine Avenue 203 m
Woodstock Avenue 206 m
Laurel Avenue 211 m
Larch Avenue 248 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8PQ

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 8PQ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
518 m
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
641 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
688 m
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
934 m
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
972 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.15 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.3 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.63 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.28 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.38 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.58 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.64 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
3.05 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.28 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.48 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.48 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.57 km
All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan Outstanding
(January 30, 2019)
3.75 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
3.84 km
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield Good
(November 17, 2021)
3.94 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
NISA Local Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 3
September 24, 2021
0 m
Sandwiches and Snacks Ltd Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
November 8, 2021
0 m
Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 16, 2021
0 m
Yan House Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
November 20, 2019
0 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
265 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
420 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
420 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
420 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
436 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
436 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
465 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
468 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
513 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
518 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
518 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
570 m
KNP Store Ltd Retailers - other 3
April 11, 2018
616 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
636 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
641 m
Newton Fun Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 13, 2020
688 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Maple Avenue Bus Stop/Station 38 m
Maple Avenue Bus Stop/Station 56 m
Park Road South Bus Stop/Station 70 m
Peartree Crescent Bus Stop/Station 181 m
Laurel Avenue Bus Stop/Station 240 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 1.04 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 799 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 864 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 1.04 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.71 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.57 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.62 km

Nearby Nature

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

Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 857 m
Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 889 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 895 m
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.1 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.3 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.48 km
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.52 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.81 km
Golborne Dale Valley 1.84 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.06 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.15 km
Colonel's Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.16 km
Park Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.17 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 74.9 Mbps 81.8 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 14.7 Mbps 13.7 Mbps 21 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% 12 1
30-300 Mbps 0% 97.8 16.6
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

7 meters consuming 89,140 kWh - mean 12,734 kWh : median 13,328 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8PQ - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44825300
Longitude -2.62349600
OS Easting 358688
OS Northing 0394791
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: Suburbanites
Group: Semi-detached suburbia
Subgroup: Older workers and retirement
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 015B
Output Area / Small Area 6B4