Borderbrook Anglican Voluntary Controlled School


Peters Memorial Chapel


Our school regularly celebrates its links with the community and church in a short Community Service every term. This is typically held at Peters Memorial Chapel, Tallarn Green Methodist Church. We also use the Chapel for our Christmas nativity plays, Easter concerts, Harvest Festivals and other Christian celebrations.



Tallarn Green Good Causes

We are also an active part of the local community. Take a look in our Gallery for photographs of some of our more exciting events. The school works closely with Tallarn Green Good Causes, a "not for profit" organisation supporting worthy causes in the area, helping to secure the future of the village, its facilities and future success of the school.

Their website can be found by clicking on this link:

Tallarn Green Good Causes



Our school has strong links with the village hall, we use it for our indoor P.E. Sessions and for those occasion's when we need a large hall to learn in. We also regularly use the hall for our fund raising events too.

The school choir has performed here in front of the local seniors at the Seniors Afternoon Tea at Christmastime, and also at the last Big Day Out. The children have delivered harvest festival hampers in past years, or sometimes have decided for the donations to go to Wrexham food bank. We are extremely proud of our history within Tallarn Green.

The Maelor School, Penley

Borderbrook is a feeder school for The Maelor School, Penley. Recently, this school has been hitting the headlines for their record GCSE and A Level results. Their GCSE achievement is one of the best in Wales, with 81% achieving 5A -C including English and Maths. 43% of all A Levels taken achieved the top grades or A or A*

The Maelor School has been placed in the top 10 in North Wales by the Daily Post giving it full marks for attainment and teaching in 2016.



Click on this link to take a look for yourself at their Website:

The Maelor School, Penley

The Maelor School - Realise your potential / Ysgol Maelor - Adnabod eich potensial


Simon Ellis
Simon Ellis

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 2016 our pupils maintained the high standard set by students over the previous 9 years with 81% of them achieving 5A* - C including 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 

Simon Ellis