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
Read the Headteacher's Blog
A Liturgy to celebrate the end of the School Year.
Information has been made available on our website
By Benedict Kershaw, Head Boy
International Week was held in the week beginning 6 July at school and students in Years 7–9 had the opportunity to take part in lessons designed with an international theme.
Staff and Students at St Mary's Menston are again delighted with the performance of the Year 11 GCSE students.
The group school photograph which was taken on Thursday 30 April 2015 to celebrate our school's 50th Anniversary is now available for viewing in high resolution.
St. Mary's Menston celebrate A-level Results
The most-read news stories on our website so far during 2015 revealed
During the final week of term a special concert took place in our Performing Arts Studio with performances from our talented GCSE musicians.
The Silver assessed Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition took place in June
Gift from David Geldart to our school features the words of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, the Patron Saint of all those who work in education.
Year 8 raised £375 to help the Sylvia Wright Trust's Hearing Aid project.
Fr Edu has played a crucial role in the aftermath caused by the Typhoon Haiyan. He is a passionate speaker on climate change issues.
Act of Worship
Let us say the Our Father together:
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name:
Thy kingdom come:
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread:
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation:
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Try really hard this year.
Theme: ￼New beginnings
“The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
The Word: A Reading from the Bible (Old
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Green is used during Ordinary Time.