Working Towards a World Class Catholic Education
At St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy we provide an outstanding education for pupils aged 11–18, rooted in Christian values. We serve the parish churches of Addingham, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Horsforth, Ilkley, Otley, Pudsey and Yeadon.
St. Mary’s Menston has a successful past and is highly successful at the present. Our aim is to develop even further to be a world class school giving the best care, support and outcomes to our students. Please contact us for more information.
Headteacher: Mr Darren Beardsley
St. Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy has been selected to become a National Teaching School.
As part of our school-wide focus on Literacy across the Curriculum, Years 7 and 8 are looking at a 'word of the day' on Thursdays and Fridays.
St. Mary’s Sports Leaders volunteer at the Primary School Brownlee Triathlon.
A spiritually rewarding day
A big thank you to all staff and students for ensuring our annual rewards day had thrills, action and adventure.
Alice Clayton, Leah Delahay and Izzy Palmer are a credit to St. Mary's.
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day will take place on Friday 2 October.
The event will take place from 3.30pm to 5.15pm in the Main Hall (room M1). If interested then please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Follow the league position of our 5 St. Mary's Menston teams competing in the Leeds Schools Netball (LSNA) leagues.
St. Mary's pupils selected for the Leeds City Boys squad
Posters near our Staffroom and in the Hume Building showcase 92 pieces of work by St. Mary's talented pupils across three subjects.
Josh Dutton (10F), Ellen Kennedy (10F), Izzy Palmer (10F) and Joe Gardner (10D)
St. Mary's Menston School Production 2016 is The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Act of Worship (by the Newman Group)
Lord God we ask that you may guide us to be like Blessed John Henry Newman.
May we follow his example of leading others by the good example he set.
May we serve the school and local community.
May we show tolerance through everything that we do and say.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen
- To pray for refugees around the world.
- To find out more about the European refugee crisis
Theme: Blessed Newman
Today we remember the life and work of Blessed John Henry Newman. Blessed Newman was a teacher, leader and great voice of the Catholic Church in the 19th century. He is the namesake of the spiritual leadership group we have in school. This is a group of Year 10 and 11 students who work to promote the Catholic life of the school and put their faith into action.
Jesus said, “Go to all people everywhere and make them my disciples: baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”
Green is used during Ordinary Time.