Applying to The Maelor School.
We look forward to prospective yr. 7 pupils visiting the school, our open evening and open day for 2020 entry is:- Tuesday 1st October 6.30-8.30pm and Wednesday 2nd October (During school hours).
Sixth form information evening is Thursday 24th October 6.30-8.30pm
Frequently asked Questions:-
How do I apply? :- Applications should be by the Local Authority electronic system (if from Wrexham LA) similar versions exist in Cheshire and Shropshire. As a quirk of history, we are also a Foundation school so we have a simple application form to complete as well (see below). It is easier if you complete both the LA electronic system and our own; there will be copies of our own printed at the open evenings.
What do I need to put on the form?:- We only need the basic information, we do not select pupils based on ability therefore, there is no need to fill in the section on why you have chosen the school (in fact we do not get to see it).
If you have a lot of applications how do you select who is successful?:- Our criteria for selection is in our admissions policy (below).
What order should I put the schools?:- Quite simply you should put the schools in the order of which you prefer. If your first preference has a place then it will be allocated. If you place a school in second or third the school cannot use this as a reason not to allocate a place as usual.
I know the Maelor School is popular and we don’t live close or attend a feeder school is there any point applying? :- Yes you still should consider The Maelor School, of course distance to travel should be a factor when considering a school but each year pupils from outside the area and not in a feeder school have been successful. In fact, for the last two years all pupils that have appealed against a decision not to admit the pupil have been successful. (Clearly, this is not a prediction of the future or any guarantee, admission by appeal is by independent panel and not under the control of the school.)
How will my child get to school? :- You may qualify for free transport by the LA, details are in the prospectus below. If not we run a network of buses and details can be found in the transport section of our website. There is a charge for these buses to cover the costs.
What if I can’t make open evening or the open day? :- please ring the school during school hours and we will endeavour to fit a tour or meeting with you.
What if I have other questions?:- Again ring the school or feel free to ask them via our Facebook or Twitter page @maelorpenley.
Our prospectus and application forms will be updated in the first few weeks of September.