Postcode WA12 8SD (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8SD and nearby postcodes

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

WA12 8SD 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 8SD as Constrained city dwellers > Challenged diversity > Multi-ethnic hardship.

The closest road name to WA12 8SD is Liverpool Row which is centered 71 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Liverpool Row and is 58 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 1.49 km away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8SD (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 8SD is The Vulcan Inn and is 0 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on October 25, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Jade Fish & Chips and is 935 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 24.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 5.1 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 83.3% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps. 16.7% of residents have broadband access of 10-30 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.6 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 8SD 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 8SD and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Liverpool Row 71 m
Derby Row 81 m
Sheffield Row 100 m
Matilda Close 146 m
Paravane Close 181 m
Vulcan Park Way 233 m
Kirkacre Avenue 250 m
Firefly Close 275 m
Conroy Way 296 m
Peninsulr Drive 338 m
Hall Lane 720 m
Wargrave Road 734 m
A580 3.77 km
A573 5.75 km
A574 6.18 km


Information about the postcode WA12 8SD

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 8SD - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
630 m
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
881 m
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.67 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.84 km
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.9 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.91 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.98 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.09 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
2.16 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.4 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
2.58 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.64 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
2.81 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.01 km
St Philip (Westbrook) CofE Aided Primary School Good
(March 28, 2018)
3.49 km
Dallam Community Primary School Good
(November 1, 2017)
3.51 km
St Andrew's CofE Primary School Good
(January 19, 2022)
3.69 km
St Stephen's Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(February 5, 2009)
3.7 km
Meadowside Community Primary and Nursery School 3.92 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.94 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Puragen Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 8, 2019
0 m
The Vulcan Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 3
October 25, 2018
0 m
Tom's Fruit & Veg Mobile caterer Exempt
July 29, 2019
323 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
549 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
630 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
630 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
687 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
821 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
881 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
901 m
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
910 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
935 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
935 m
Red Bank Farm Shop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
940 m
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
952 m
NISA Local Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 3
September 24, 2021
1.02 km
Sandwiches and Snacks Ltd Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
November 8, 2021
1.02 km
Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 16, 2021
1.02 km
Yan House Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
November 20, 2019
1.02 km
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
1.02 km

Nearby Travel Links

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

Liverpool Row Bus Stop/Station 58 m
Tyrer Road Bus Stop/Station 576 m
Fearnley Way Bus Stop/Station 584 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 666 m
Church Drive Bus Stop/Station 701 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 1.63 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 1.49 km
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 1.62 km
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.74 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.04 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.29 km
Terminal Two Access Air 24.34 km

Nearby Nature

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

Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 587 m
Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 752 m
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 873 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.4 km
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.48 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Coney Grove Woods Woodland Or Forest 1.89 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 2.22 km
Jacklegs Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.75 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.79 km
Little Moss Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.88 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.02 km
Hollows Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.06 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 28.7 Mbps 24.8 Mbps 39.06 Mbps
Upload 5.9 Mbps 5.1 Mbps 7.32 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 6.8 2
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 16.7% 23.4 5.2
30-300 Mbps 83.3% 35.1 6.4
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

38 meters consuming 402,096 kWh - mean 10,581 kWh : median 9,778 kWh

Electricity Consumption

36 meters consuming 84,555 kWh - mean 2,349 kWh : median 2,131 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8SD - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.43914100
Longitude -2.62465800
OS Easting 358602
OS Northing 0393778
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: Challenged diversity
Subgroup: Multi-ethnic hardship
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 7A3