Postcode WA12 8RS (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8RS and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8RS 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 8RS as Hard-pressed living > Migration and churn > Hard-pressed ethnic mix.

The closest road name to WA12 8RS is Wargrave Mews which is centered 96 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Church Drive and is 38 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 863 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8RS (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 8RS is Wargrave Hacienda and is 62 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on May 17, 2017. The nearest takeaway food is available from Jade Fish & Chips and is 305 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 94.4 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.2 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 94.1% 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 2.4 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.5 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Wargrave Mews 96 m
Wargrave Road 105 m
Church Drive 105 m
Leamington Avenue 131 m
Kirtley Drive 154 m
Malden Road 171 m
Kenilworth Gardens 172 m
Jackman Close 196 m
Raleigh Close 208 m
Liberation Road 243 m
Vulcan Close 252 m
Peninsulr Drive 297 m
Garston Crescent 337 m
Stephenson Road 347 m
Tyrer Road 371 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8RS

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 8RS - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
0 m
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
308 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.08 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.21 km
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.27 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.37 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.45 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.05 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.12 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.16 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.25 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.54 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.59 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.35 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.47 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.63 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.66 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.99 km
St Philip (Westbrook) CofE Aided Primary School Good
(March 28, 2018)
4.05 km
Dallam Community Primary School Good
(November 1, 2017)
4.14 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 38 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 74 m
Fearnley Way Bus Stop/Station 205 m
Tyrer Road Bus Stop/Station 214 m
Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 230 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 1.03 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 863 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 1.02 km
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.37 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.22 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.7 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.75 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 411 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 700 m
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.13 km
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.15 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.2 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.37 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.81 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.91 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.32 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.36 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.48 km
Coney Grove Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.48 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.54 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.55 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 73.7 Mbps 94.4 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 13.2 Mbps 21 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 6 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 22 4
30-300 Mbps 5.9% 115.3 16
300+ Mbps 94.1% - -

Gas Consumption

18 meters consuming 278,437 kWh - mean 15,469 kWh : median 14,968 kWh

Electricity Consumption

17 meters consuming 69,864 kWh - mean 4,110 kWh : median 2,797 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8RS - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44444500
Longitude -2.62798800
OS Easting 358386
OS Northing 0394370
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: Migration and churn
Subgroup: Hard-pressed ethnic mix
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 8D2