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Booking of School Facilities

The school has a number of facilities that can be hired out such as:

  • Main Sports Hall
  • Dance Studio
  • School Hall
  • Swimming Pool

For enquiries please contact Mrs Audrey Stewart on 01948 830291 Mon to Wed 9am - 3.30pm.

The School in the Community

Sixth Formers take part in some form of community service as part of the Welsh Baccalearate / P.S.E. programme and there is a further community commitment from Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme participants.

Each year a number of Year 11 pupils choose to make items which will be of use to local primary schools or hospitals as part of their G.C.S.E. coursework. The school band plays at a variety of venues in the local community which has included church functions, village fetes, primary school fairs and at Maelor Music Society events; The band was especially honoured to play before the Queen at Overton's 700th Charter Anniversary Celebrations.

Developing and improving links with the community is an important part of the ethos of the school and every opportunity is made to open up the school and its facilities to the public.

Community Use of School Facilities

The Maelor Music Society use the school for their concerts and a number of local groups hold regular meetings and events at the school.  Football Penley AFC train at the school and use the sports field for their regular matches.

Details of the Maelor Music programme for 2016/2017 will be available soon.

Badminton is available in the Sports Hall to the local community on Thursday evenings 6pm to 7pm at a cost of £4.00 per person.  Please phone to book a court Mon, Tue or Wed during school hours.  Appropriate, non marking footwear must be worn and Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Re-start date Thursday 15 September 2016.  Term time only.

Junior Community Badminton.  For Year 7 pupils and Primary School pupils.  Will be held in the main sports hall on a Tuesday 4.30pm to 5.30pm.  ONLY £1.25 PER SESSION.  Sports kit required but rackets can be supplied.  Term time only. If you have not attended before please check with school if the session is running.

Community Clubs:  there are two community clubs available to both Maelor School pupils and primary school pupils from age 8. Please check with Audrey Stewart, Community Officer, availability of places before coming.

Drama is held in the Main School Hall after school on a Friday 3.45pm to 5.45pm and costs £3.75/session.  It is led by Mrs Clare-Louise Rhys-Jones who has vast experience in theatre productions.   Term time only.

Athletics Club takes place in the Maelor School Sports Hall.  3.30pm to 4.30pm for Maelor School pupils and 4.45pm to 5.45pm for Primary School pupils (age 7+).  ONLY £1.25 PER SESSION.  Sports kit required for indoor training until Easter.  All welcome!  Term time only.

Our PE department with assistance from our Sixth Formers regularly run after school clubs including, Netball, Hockey, Football, athletics and dance.

The sports hall is available to hire out to sporting clubs during term time only.  For more details please contact Audrey Stewart at the school.


Swimming Pool

The School is fortunate enough to have its own swimming pool that we open to the public on a regular basis.  Swimming schools also hire the pool to teach children.  Please contact them direct to ask about lessons and prices.

Following the completion of the rebuilding and refurbishment work, the community use of the pool has increased.

This year's programme includes:

  • Sunday  Penguin's Swimming Lessons 10am to 12am 077203 20474
  • Monday Making Waves Swimming 01829 782494
  • Primary School swimming lessons take place Mon to Frid during term time



Maelor Music Society 2016/17 Programme

The society present five concerts each season.  The annual subscription in £40pp.  Tickets for non-members are available on the door and cost £10 per performance. 

For full-time students (over 16) the subscription is a nominal £6 (for five concerts) or they can purchase an individual tickets on the door for £2.  Children under 16 are admitted free of charge.

All concerts take place at 7.30pm on a Wednesday in The Maelor School Hall, Penley.

19th October 2016 - The Northop Silver Band.  The season opens with this highly acclaimed local band.  A jolly evening of rousing music is guaranteed.

16th November 2016 - Clive Carroll (guitarist).  Clive comes to us highy recommended.  He is rated by some aficionados as being amoung the top ten acoustic guitarists of all time!  We are very lucky to have him here in Penley.  This summer he has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast in the USA and next month he'll be in Germany and Switzerland.  "A myriad of muscial styles from this fantastic guitarist.  His breathtaking playing, ever impressive technique and friendly, relaxed manner have the ability to draw you in with surprising ease.  Soak up harmonies, melodies and rhythmic twists that few could conceive let alone play"  Wiltshire Music.

2nd December 2016 - Christmas Party.  One of two fund-raising events - cost £10.  A delicious cold finger-buffet with a glass of wine, cakes, tea and coffee is served.  Entertainment with a Folk emphasis is by the local Bill Webb Trio.

1st February 2017 - the English Piano Trio.  Now in its 27th season, this highly-acclaimed trio has played in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room on London's South Bank.  Their regular recitals at the Colston Hall, Bristol are presented by the BBC musiclogist Stephen Johnson.  "The EPT played with impressive synchrony and balance, always alert and stylish.  The performance brought much pleasure"  The Strad.

8th March 2017 - Deeside Dixies.  This local group has a regular Sunday slot at the Hand Hotel in Llangollen.  They have been playing rousing jazz together since 2001 and a most entertaining evening's music is promised.

2nd March 2017 - The Royal Northern College of Music.  The cream of the college's most accomplished students will perform for us on this night.  The RNCM have been coming to Penley for many years now and we always look forward to receiving them.  Our audience is always enthralled by the quality of the musicianship from these stars of the future.

AGM - will be held at The Hanmer Arms on 7th May 2017 at 7pm.

Summer Supper Evening (date to be arranged).  This event is the second of our fund-raising events and will take place at the end of June  or early July.  Please keep a lookout for details. It will be an evening of entertainment and a delicious 2 course Buffet with wine.  Cost £12.50pp.

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