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
West Yorkshire Junior Development Centre Selection honour
Aimee (9 Postgate) continues to progress in her chosen sport of Snooker
Photos of our fantastic Year 11 finished products
As part of our school-wide focus on Literacy across the Curriculum, Years 7 and 8 are looking at a 'word of the day'
All pupils who go to St. Mary's are eligible to vote because our school is in Leeds!
The first ever Bambisanani Quiz Night will be held in school on Friday 11 March 2016 in the Main Hall from 7pm–9pm
St. Mary's Menston School Production 2016 is The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Young Citizen Awards presented by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman
This evening's event has been cancelled due to the bad weather forecast for later in the day
Oliver Horan (Year 11) won the Rotary Aireborough Young Musician Competition which was held at Benton Park School on 20 January 2016
Three St. Mary’s students recently received awards from the Menston Community Association for Outstanding Community Service.
On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Pope Francis announced that he had chosen a Leeds priest, Mgr John Wilson, to become one of two new Auxiliary Bishops in the Diocese of Westminster.
In January 2016, every pupil in our school will again ‘drop everything’ and read for 15 minutes!
Let us think about our friends today and say a silent prayer for them.
Look after your friends.
In all of the Gospel stories we hear that Jesus travelled around villages and towns telling everyone the good news about God’s love and forgiveness. We also know that he preached this message with his friends. He did this as he knew he needed support. We are complete when we have our friends with us.
The Word: A reading from the Gospel of St. Luke (NT)
“Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him.”
Purple or Violet vestments are worn during Advent and Lent and for Funerals. In some places purple, seen more as symbolic of hope and joy, is worn in Advent and for funerals whilst violet is kept for the penitential time of Lent.