Postcode WA12 8RT (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8RT and nearby postcodes

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

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

The closest road name to WA12 8RT is Wargrave Road which is centered 49 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Church Drive and is 16 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 804 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8RT (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 8RT is Wargrave Hacienda and is 0 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 250 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 156.9 Mbps and an average upload speed of 19.3 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 2.2 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 8RT 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 8RT and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Wargrave Road 49 m
Church Drive 65 m
Leamington Avenue 69 m
Kenilworth Gardens 110 m
Wargrave Mews 121 m
Kirtley Drive 187 m
Malden Road 219 m
Jackman Close 239 m
Raleigh Close 244 m
Vulcan Close 279 m
Park Avenue South 320 m
Stephenson Road 340 m
Kingsway 350 m
Peninsulr Drive 356 m
Bradlegh Road 364 m


Information about the postcode WA12 8RT

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 8RT - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
62 m
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
249 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.04 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.16 km
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.21 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.31 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.44 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.01 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.09 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.1 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.19 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.54 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.65 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.29 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.4 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.6 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.68 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.97 km
St Philip (Westbrook) CofE Aided Primary School Good
(March 28, 2018)
4.09 km
The Byrchall High School Requires improvement
(March 7, 2019)
4.13 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 16 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 26 m
Bradlegh Road Bus Stop/Station 177 m
Fearnley Way Bus Stop/Station 210 m
Tyrer Road Bus Stop/Station 221 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 966 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 804 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 959 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.37 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.21 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.76 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.81 km

Nearby Nature

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

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 388 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 639 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.11 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.18 km
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.37 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 1.81 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.3 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.35 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.45 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.47 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.49 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km
Coney Grove Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.55 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 77.8 Mbps 156.9 Mbps 1096 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 19.3 Mbps 49 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% - -
30-300 Mbps 0% 91.4 16.5
300+ Mbps 100% 713.5 42.5

Gas Consumption

25 meters consuming 365,652 kWh - mean 14,626 kWh : median 11,174 kWh

Electricity Consumption

23 meters consuming 66,941 kWh - mean 2,910 kWh : median 2,710 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8RT - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44482800
Longitude -2.62867100
OS Easting 358341
OS Northing 0394413
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