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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 2015/2016 can be view at the bottom of this page.
Swimming for the Over 50's. The Penley Rainbow Centre and the school have joined forces to offer swimming for the over 50's. A FREE session can be booked at the Rainbow Centre on 01948 830730. The new start date is Thursday 17 September 2015 at a new time of 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Badminton is available in the Sports Hall to the local community on Thursday evenings 7pm to 8pm at a cost of £3.00 per person. First come, first served basis. Appropriate, non marking footwear must be worn and Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Re-start date Thursday 10 September 2015.
New from 2 February 2016 - 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 PER SESSION. Sports kit required but rackets can be supplied.
Community Clubs: there are two community clubs available to both Maelor School pupils and primary school pupils from age 8.
Drama is held in the Main School Hall after school on a Friday 3.45pm to 5.45pm and costs £3.50/session. It is led by Mrs Clare-Louise Rhys-Jones who has vast experience in theatre productions. Re-start date after Christmas 2015 is Friday 8 January 2016.
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 PER SESSION. Sports kit required for indoor training until Easter. All welcome! Re-start date after Christmas 2015 is Thursday 7 January 2016.
Hockey Club takes place in the Maelor School Sports Hall. 3.30pm to 4.30pm for Yr 7 Maelor School pupils and Primary School pupils. ONLY £1.50 PER SESSION. Sports kit required for indoor training and games. All welcome! Re-start date after Christmas 2015 is Monday 11 January 2016.
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.
The School is fortunate enough to have its own swimming pool that we open to the public on a regular basis.
Following the completion of the rebuilding and refurbishment work, the community use of the pool has increased.
This year's programme includes:
- Monday 4.30pmto 6.00pm Making Waves Swim School
- Over 50's swimming sessions Thursday 2.30pm to 3.30pm
- Wednesday Penguins Swimming Club 6.30pm onwards
- Thursday Penguin’s Swimming Club 6.30pm onwards
- Friday swimming lessons run by Bubbles Swim School 5.00pm onwards
- Saturday swimming lessons run by Bubbles Swim School 9.00am onwards
- Primary School swimming lessons take place Mon to Frid during term time.
Maelor Music Society 2015/16 Programme
To subsicribe to the Maelor Music Society and to get further details ring 01948 770633 or 770394. You can purchase tickets prior to an performance or pay on the door. Five concerts costs £37 or £10 on the night. Any subscriber unable to attend a concert may pass on their night's concert place to a friend.
All concerts take place in The Maelor School Hall on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
October 21st, 2015 - Concert royal. This ensemble will be playing "English Drawing Room" music from Jane Austen's very own collection.
November 18th, 2015 - Chetham's School of Music. This is a very popular concert as we meet and hear the stars of the future!
December 4th, 2015 - Christmas Party (separate charge). Excellent supper with entertainment on a Christmas theme.
February 3rd, 2016 - Rhos Male Voice Choir. The ever-popular local choir. Not to be missed!
February 24th, 2016 - Anne-Laure Lasseauz a French pianist on her first visit to Penley.
March 16th, 2016 - The Galliard Ensemble - Wind Quintet. Former BBC New Generation Artists who have played in the Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall and many other venues both at home and abroad.
May 18th, 2016 - AGM at The Hanmer Arms, Hanmer.
July 2016 Summer Supper Evening (separate charge) with the best talent from Music Department of the Maelor School.
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