Postcode WA2 8AL (Warrington)

Map showing WA2 8AL and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA2 8AL is located in Warrington It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA2 8AL is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA2 8AL is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 0.5 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 WA2 8AL as Constrained city dwellers > Challenged diversity > Multi-ethnic hardship.

The closest road name to WA2 8AL is Alder Lane which is centered 74 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Orford Park Centre and is 207 m away. The closest railway station is Warrington Central Rail Station, 1.28 km away.

The closest primary school to WA2 8AL (for ages 11 and under) is Warrington St Ann's CofE Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Requires improvement on October 13, 2021.

The local pub for residents of WA2 8AL is The Vulcan Inn and is 4.69 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on October 25, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Willows Fried Chicken and Pizza and is 5.54 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on June 16, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 125.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 15.9 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 1.7 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 WA2 8AL is covered by the Cheshire police force association and Warrington is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA2 8AL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA2 8AL, and the approximate distance away.

Alder Lane 74 m
Lathom Avenue 85 m
Mortimer Avenue 101 m
Shaw's Avenue 133 m
Alder Crescent 133 m
Central Avenue 140 m
West Avenue 224 m
Vale Avenue 227 m
East Avenue 239 m
South Avenue 256 m
Fitzherbert Street 283 m
Ireland Street 348 m
Amelia Street 392 m
Orford Avenue 402 m
B5210 3.19 km


Information about the postcode WA2 8AL

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 WA2 8AL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Warrington St Ann's CofE Primary School Requires improvement
(October 13, 2021)
0 m
Beamont Primary School 516 m
Beamont Collegiate Academy Good
(June 15, 2017)
530 m
Warrington and Vale Royal College Good
(October 11, 2019)
584 m
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Good
(March 28, 2017)
638 m
St Margaret's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
709 m
Meadowside Community Primary and Nursery School 865 m
Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School 1.1 km
St Stephen's Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(February 5, 2009)
1.17 km
UTC Warrington Good
(May 15, 2019)
1.26 km
St Andrew's CofE Primary School Good
(January 19, 2022)
1.33 km
St Alban's Catholic Primary School Good
(December 14, 2017)
1.34 km
St Elphin's (Fairfield) CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 21, 2017)
1.41 km
Brook Acre Community Primary School Good
(September 21, 2017)
1.42 km
Dallam Community Primary School Good
(November 1, 2017)
1.46 km
Bewsey Lodge Primary School Good
(October 6, 2021)
1.47 km
St Oswald's Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(October 12, 2011)
1.57 km
Warrington St Barnabas CofE Primary School Good
(December 13, 2018)
1.92 km
St Bridget's Catholic Primary School Requires improvement
(October 16, 2019)
1.92 km
Padgate Academy 2 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA2 8AL - Data from Apr 2022

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

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA2 8AL - Data from Apr 2022

Orford Park Centre Bus Stop/Station 207 m
South Avenue Bus Stop/Station 269 m
Duncan Street Bus Stop/Station 395 m
Duncan Street Bus Stop/Station 397 m
Alder Lane Bus Stop/Station 423 m
Central Station Taxi Rank Taxi Rank 1.28 km
Cockhedge Taxi Rank Taxi Rank 1.43 km
Town Hill Taxi Rank Taxi Rank 1.51 km
Warrington Central Rail Station Rail 1.28 km
Warrington Bank Quay Rail Station Rail 2.16 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 19.22 km
Terminal Two Access Air 20.9 km
Terminal Two Access Air 20.94 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA2 8AL - Data from Dec 2021

Twig Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Radley Common Woodland Or Forest 1.83 km
Bog Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.89 km
Radley Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.95 km
Miles's Bite Inland Water 2 km
The Feeder Inland Water 2.06 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.23 km
Seed's Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.26 km
Ladies' Walk Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.41 km
Little Moss Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.54 km
Twenty Acre Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.63 km
Mary Ann Pond Inland Water 2.76 km
Coney Grove Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.85 km
Grey Mist Inland Water 3.19 km
Houghton Green Pool Inland Water 3.26 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA2 8AL - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 77.6 Mbps 125.8 Mbps 593 Mbps
Upload 15.9 Mbps 15.9 Mbps 39 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 0% 96.7 15.3
300+ Mbps 100% 593 39

Gas Consumption

16 meters consuming 181,401 kWh - mean 11,338 kWh : median 11,525 kWh

Electricity Consumption

16 meters consuming 71,890 kWh - mean 4,493 kWh : median 3,738 kWh

Energy usage data for WA2 8AL - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 53.40319300
Longitude -2.58789700
OS Easting 361011
OS Northing 0389758
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
Warrington North
Electoral Ward Orford
Local Authority District Warrington
Region / Government Office Region North West
European Electoral Region North West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Cheshire and Warrington
Local Learning and Skills Council Cheshire and Warrington

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E06000007
Travel To Work Area Warrington and Wigan


NHS England Region North West
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance Cheshire and Merseyside
Strategic Health Authority
North West
Sustainability and Transformation
Cheshire and Merseyside
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Warrington CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Constrained city dwellers
Group: Challenged diversity
Subgroup: Multi-ethnic hardship
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Warrington BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33007016
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Warrington 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Warrington 011C
Output Area / Small Area 7A3