Postcode WA12 8RB (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8RB and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA12 8RB is located in St. Helens, in the county of Merseyside. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA12 8RB is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WA12 8RB 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 8RB as Constrained city dwellers > White communities > Challenged transitionaries.

The closest road name to WA12 8RB is Valley View which is centered 103 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Newton Hospital and is 31 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 579 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8RB (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 8RB is Victoria Inn and is 386 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 386 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Valley View 103 m
Catherine Way 104 m
Noon Court 144 m
Barley Mere Close 148 m
Findlay Close 163 m
Bradlegh Road 203 m
Kingsway 268 m
Connaught Drive 320 m
Devonshire Gardens 351 m
Wargrave Road 437 m
A580 2.87 km
A572 8.28 km
A56 27.44 km
M6 35.53 km
A58 43.33 km


Information about the postcode WA12 8RB

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WA12 8RB - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
211 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
513 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
942 m
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
989 m
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.01 km
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.06 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.62 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
1.65 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.78 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
1.79 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.98 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.33 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 2.91 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
2.99 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
3.08 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.23 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 3.72 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
3.74 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
3.74 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.92 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 31 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 45 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 107 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 114 m
Thompson Close Bus Stop/Station 266 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 633 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 579 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 618 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.65 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 18.95 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.21 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.26 km

Nearby Nature

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

Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 227 m
Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 331 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 698 m
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.62 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.63 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.64 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 2.02 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.35 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.42 km
Wood Pit Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.42 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.47 km
Lodge Lane Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.51 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.56 km


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44597900
Longitude -2.63526700
OS Easting 357904
OS Northing 0394545
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: Constrained city dwellers
Group: White communities
Subgroup: Challenged transitionaries
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 7C1