The success at Great Meols Primary School is achieved through strong partnerships between our children, parents, teachers, governors and community, where all have high expectations for the children to maximize their time with us.
It was home to the cyclist Chris Boardman, winner of a gold medal for Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Olympics, before he moved to Hoylake.
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The television sitcom Watching, produced by Granada Television between 1987 and 1993, utilised Meols as a filming location. This was likely because the characters Malcolm & Mrs Stoneway lived in the village.
Miles Kane, former member of the Little Flames, the Rascals, one half of the Last Shadow Puppets with the Arctic Monkeys front-man Alex Turner and now successful solo artist also hails from Meols.
Step free access only available to Liverpool platform. Access to West Kirby platform is via a stepped footbridge.
Meols was named as such by the Vikings; its original name from the Old Norse for 'sand dunes' was melr, becoming melas by the time of the Domesday Survey.
Through focusing on both academic achievement and personal development, our children leave us confident, caring, responsible citizens with a love of learning and high levels of skills to equip them for moving on.
There also used to be a village called Little Meols, on Meols Drive between Hoylake and West Kirby The name Little Meols fell out of use in Victorian times, having been absorbed by Hoylake. From 123 inhabitants in 1801 and 170 in 1851, by 1901 at 2,850, its population had outstripped Great Meols.
We are a school of about 400 pupils, one of Wirral’s largest Primary schools, serving a broad catchment area in a beautiful location, with excellent, well-equipped facilities.
Meols was known to be spelt as Meolse up until when the railway station was placed. The error came about at the time of the station's construction, when rail managers took the spelling of Meols from the Southport suburb of Meols Cop and used it for new signage.
Meols Hall Estate has acres of idyllic wooded parkland suitable for a host of challenging outdoor activities, product launches, motivation and incentive schemes.
Meols is mainly residential with a small yacht and fishing community on its Irish Sea shore line. The centre has a small row of shops adjacent to Meols railway station. There is a local community park known as Meols Park Recreation Ground and a Meols bowling green. The Friends of Meols Park are a community group set up in 2007 to help maintain and improve the recreation ground.
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A number of school services also serve Meols, which are dedicated for schools & colleges in the Wirral.
In the 1930s a clinker-built boat was discovered in rebuilding the Railway Inn public house. After confirmation of its discovery by local police constable, Tim Baldock, ground-penetrating radar equipment was used in September 2007 to confirm the existence of the boat. The vessel is believed to be lying beneath approximately 6 ft to 10 ft (2m to 3m) of clay. Professor Stephen Harding, of the University of Nottingham, is seeking funds for an excavation and removal to a museum.
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Within the grounds of Meols Hall is the Tithe Barn, which provides one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding anywhere in England.
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Andy McCluskey of the 1980s electronic music band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is from Meols. OMD had a track called Red Frame/White Light which referred to the public telephone box between the church and the Railway Inn on Greenwood Road, Meols. Hidden within the lyrics was the telephone number of the telephone box (632-3003). It is claimed that fans would call that telephone number from all over the world.
On 10 September 2007, Professor Stephen Harding of the University of Nottingham, used ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment to pinpoint the location of a 1,000-year-old Viking transport longship (Nordic clinker design) beneath 2–3 m (6–10 feet) of clay in Meols. The ship had been previously uncovered in 1938 during excavations for a car park. Workers at the time covered the ship over again so as not to delay construction.