Postcode WA12 8RA (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8RA and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8RA is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.5 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 8RA as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious transitions.

The closest road name to WA12 8RA is Noon Court which is centered 87 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Newton Hospital and is 74 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 688 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8RA (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 8RA is Victoria Inn and is 422 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 422 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 73.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 11.9 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 96.3% 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 1.5 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 8RA 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 8RA and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Noon Court 87 m
Valley View 96 m
Bradlegh Road 103 m
Barley Mere Close 190 m
Catherine Way 207 m
Findlay Close 261 m
Kingsway 335 m
Wargrave Road 421 m
A580 2.98 km
A56 27.49 km
M6 35.64 km
A58 43.38 km
A59 46.05 km
M62 56.62 km
A57 59.56 km


Information about the postcode WA12 8RA

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 8RA - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
213 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
477 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.05 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.1 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.12 km
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.15 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
1.69 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.69 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
1.73 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.86 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.08 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.25 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
3.01 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.07 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.32 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
3.76 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
3.76 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 3.8 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.81 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
0 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
88 m
Hollowood Chemists Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
August 22, 2019
110 m
Newton Community Hospital Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
110 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
213 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
397 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
422 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
422 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
429 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
474 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
474 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
474 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
477 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
477 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
560 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
587 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
589 m
H&M Distribution Distributors/Transporters Exempt
July 19, 2018
632 m
Mr Curly Top (N651 DFY) Mobile caterer Exempt
March 5, 2020
632 m
Mr Curly Top (Pink Trailer) Mobile caterer Exempt
August 22, 2016
632 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 74 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 89 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 127 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 142 m
Thompson Close Bus Stop/Station 167 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 741 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 688 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 726 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.7 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 18.89 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.16 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.22 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 225 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 331 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 683 m
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.54 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.68 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 2.09 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.47 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.5 km
Wood Pit Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.57 km
Lodge Lane Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.62 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.63 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 76.1 Mbps 73.6 Mbps 107 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 4.5 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 3.7% 81.3 13.1
300+ Mbps 96.3% - -

Gas Consumption

26 meters consuming 246,139 kWh - mean 9,467 kWh : median 9,593 kWh

Electricity Consumption

26 meters consuming 60,279 kWh - mean 2,318 kWh : median 1,711 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8RA - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44499100
Longitude -2.63511700
OS Easting 357913
OS Northing 0394435
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 E33006522
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 015
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 015G
Output Area / Small Area 8A1