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The Maelor School, Penley

Human biology class looking at anatomy Swimming pool in Penley, Wrexham Science class with pupils watching flammable chemicals Pupils in school library Sixth Form students in Learning Resource Centre Female pupil in woodwork class Sixth Form students in Learning Resource Centre Pupils playing outdoors at The Maelor School Male and female Sifth Form students studying Sixth Form students in chemistry class Pupils in home economics class Pupils in dance studio in Wrexham Male basketball team at The Maelor School Sixth Form students socialising in Wrexham Pupils playing outdoors at lunch time Students collecting GCSE exam results Young male pupils at The Maelor School Boys athletics club in Wrexham Drama class with students wearing masks Chemistry class in Wrexham

Year 9 Options Evening January 14th 2020

Option Booklet and the Options form are available to download from the website. Please look in Parents letters.

Welcome to The Maelor School

Simon Ellis, Headteacher

The Maelor School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.

The Maelor School is one of very few secondary schools in the area that offer pupils the opportunity to continue their study to A level in the sixth form.

The school was established in the heart of the Maelor in the small village of Penley in 1957 to serve the needs of this extensive rural area. The school is located in extensive grounds in a very pleasant rural situation.

As a school we set very high standards and expect our pupils to work hard, behave well and dress smartly.  We encourage all our pupils to take part in a wide variety of activities and our aim is to produce pupils who have the skills and motivation to succeed in adult life.  We are very proud of our academic success.  In 2017 our pupils maintained the high standard set by students over the previous 10 years with 25% of them achieving 5A* - A grades as well as record grades in English and Maths.

In summer 2014 The Daily Post ranked The Maelor School as the 6th best school in Wales out of 3,079.

In January 2015 The Maelor School was confirmed as achieving the highest grades in Wales for pupils who receive free school meals 

In May 2017 The Maelor School was recognised for its excellent behaviour.

In January 2019 As with the previous three years the school was awarded GREEN for its standards and capacity to improve, rating the as "Highly Effective"

Simon Ellis

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