Postcode WA12 8RP (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8RP and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8RP 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 8RP as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious transitions.

The closest road name to WA12 8RP is Leamington Avenue which is centered 74 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Bradlegh Road and is 47 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 671 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8RP (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 8RP is Victoria Inn and is 116 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 116 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 137.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.3 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 2.1 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 8RP 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 8RP and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Leamington Avenue 74 m
Kenilworth Gardens 80 m
Wargrave Road 87 m
Church Drive 97 m
Connaught Drive 214 m
Daisy Avenue 214 m
Richmond Gardens 214 m
Park Avenue South 217 m
Kingsway 225 m
Barley Mere Close 247 m
Wargrave Mews 249 m
Kirtley Drive 255 m
Ivy Avenue 272 m
Devonshire Gardens 288 m
Gooch Drive 301 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8RP

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 8RP - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
186 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
192 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
919 m
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.03 km
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.08 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.18 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.36 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
1.89 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.03 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.08 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.11 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.59 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.76 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.16 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.29 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.47 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.81 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.88 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
4 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 4.04 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
0 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
116 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
116 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
135 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
186 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
192 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
192 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
203 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
207 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
207 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
207 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
309 m
Hollowood Chemists Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
August 22, 2019
392 m
Newton Community Hospital Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
392 m
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
397 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
433 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
436 m
NISA Local Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 3
September 24, 2021
465 m
Sandwiches and Snacks Ltd Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
November 8, 2021
465 m
Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 16, 2021
465 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 47 m
Wargrave Road Bus Stop/Station 116 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 120 m
Park Avenue South Bus Stop/Station 146 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 155 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 841 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 671 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 836 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.33 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.25 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.84 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.9 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 430 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 542 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.08 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.28 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.31 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.39 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.74 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.09 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.28 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.34 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.34 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.36 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
Lodge Lane Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 107 Mbps 137.8 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 20 Mbps 16.3 Mbps 36 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% 17 1
30-300 Mbps 0% 126.7 15.7
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

17 meters consuming 236,159 kWh - mean 13,892 kWh : median 11,859 kWh

Electricity Consumption

18 meters consuming 50,231 kWh - mean 2,791 kWh : median 2,250 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8RP - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44596600
Longitude -2.62936500
OS Easting 358296
OS Northing 0394540
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 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 8A1