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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(see details of their 2014/15 programme below), 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.

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.  Sessions take place on a Thursday 11.45am to 12.45pm. 

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 11 September 2014.

Community Clubs:  there are two community clubs available to both Maelor School pupils and primary school pupils from age 8. 

Drama is held 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 Friday 5 September 2014. 

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 Thursday 11 September 2014.

Hockey 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.  ONLY £1.50 PER SESSION.  Sports kit required for indoor training and games.  All welcome!  Starts Monday 6 September 2014.

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.

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

This year's programme includes:

  • Over 50's swimming sessions Thursday 11.45am to 12.45pm
  • 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 2014/15 Programme

Tickets:  subscription for five concerts £36; Students £6.  For non-members £10 per concert; Students £2.  Under 16s Free.  Concerts take place in The Maelor School Main School Hall.

For further details on the Maelor Music Society please contact Georgina Mason at or on 01978 710486.

Wed 15 Oct 2014, 7.30pm - CANTORION COLIN JONES - this locally and internationally renowned Male Voice Choir, based in Betws-y-Coed, gets our season off to a rousing start.

Wed 19 Nov 2014, 7.30pm - ROBIN ZEBAIDA, PIANIST - Robin Zebaida is a pianist of international renown and comes from London.  He studied music at New College Oxford and the Royal College of Music.  He has played in many prestigious venues around the world including the Sydney Opera House.  Programme to be announced.

Fri 5 Dec 2014 - CHRISTMAS SUPPER EVENING - (separate charge).  Derek Harrison is a local Jazz musician and versatile entertainer from Whittington.  He has an extensive repertoire and an enjoyable evening is guaranteed.  He will re-visit music and songs associated with WW! and WW2.  Dress accordingly to get "In the Mood"! (optional).

Wed 4 Feb 2015, 7.30pm - PIANTEL - HARP AND PIANO DUE.  By popular demand - Dylan Cernyw on Harp and Annette Bryn Parri on piano are well-known from BBC radio and television programmes.  They have preformed with artist such as Bryn Terfel, Hayley Westenra and Katherine Jenkins.  They last played in Penley in 2005 when they got a standing ovation.  Their repertoire is wide-ranging, from classical to Scott Joplin.

Wed 25 Feb 2015, 7.30pm - TRIO CLASSICO.  Though this is their first visit to the Maelor Music Society, the Trio is well-known and has build up a very appreciative clientele locally, having previously played in Wrexham, Ruthin, Bangor and Barmouth.  They have also toured abroad.  The players are Nancy Klass, Soprano, Neil Smith, guitarist and Lydia Bryan, pianist. 

Trio Classico are putting on a completely Spanish programme entitled VIVA ESPANA!.   It promises to be a lively, vibrant evening with plenty of oles!

Wed 25 Mar 2015, 7.30pm - SEVERN WIND QUINTET.  This Quintet from Shrewsbury and area were established in 2012.  This is their first visit to Penley.  John Hargreaves plays Bassoon, Emma Lindsay plays Flute, Marion Holland plays Oboe, Keith Corden plays Clarinet and Gay Walker plays Horn. Tonight's programme will include:  

Three Shanties    Malcolm Arnold
Folk Song Studies  Vaughan Williams
Quintet    Danzi
Dance Suite     Norman Hallam
Set of Variations     Hugo de Groot  



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