Postcode WA12 8QL (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8QL and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8QL 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 8QL as Hard-pressed living > Hard pressed ageing workers > Renting hard-pressed workers.

The closest road name to WA12 8QL is Barley Mere Close which is centered 84 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Caunce Avenue and is 98 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 630 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8QL (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 8QL is Victoria Inn and is 217 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 217 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Barley Mere Close 84 m
Noon Court 133 m
Kenilworth Gardens 142 m
Kingsway 182 m
Leamington Avenue 190 m
Bradlegh Road 201 m
Catherine Way 208 m
Connaught Drive 215 m
Richmond Gardens 215 m
Findlay Close 217 m
Wargrave Road 226 m
Church Drive 257 m
Devonshire Gardens 284 m
Wargrave Mews 306 m
Daisy Avenue 361 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8QL

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 8QL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
0 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
308 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
998 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.03 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.03 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.1 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.5 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
1.86 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
1.94 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.95 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.95 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.44 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.89 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.06 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.17 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.38 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.83 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 3.91 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
3.95 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
3.95 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
0 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
125 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
186 m
Hollowood Chemists Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
August 22, 2019
211 m
Newton Community Hospital Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
211 m
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
213 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
217 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
217 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
249 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
284 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
284 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
284 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
308 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
308 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
376 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
438 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
487 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
589 m
Tom's Fruit & Veg Mobile caterer Exempt
July 29, 2019
607 m
KNP Store Ltd Retailers - other 3
April 11, 2018
611 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 98 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 104 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 183 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 186 m
Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 208 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 752 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 630 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 742 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.49 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.09 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.06 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 303 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 395 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 892 m
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.43 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.47 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.48 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.89 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.39 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.43 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km
Wood Pit Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44568100
Longitude -2.63213100
OS Easting 358112
OS Northing 0394510
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: Hard pressed ageing workers
Subgroup: Renting hard-pressed workers
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 8C3