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
Congratulations to Year 10 student Erin White who has been selected for the U15 Leeds City Netball Squad following trials at the weekend.
The total raised so far from the Student Non-Uniform on Friday 20 November is £856.00, we thank all who supported this worthy cause.
There is also a clothing appeal.
This year support staff from School and the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust office have all contributed to buy a luxury hamper. Raffle tickets now ON SALE.
Our Carol Service takes place on Monday 14 December at 7.00 pm at Leeds Trinity University
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.
Two hundred pupils entered our Art department's competition to design the St. Mary's Menston Christmas Card
What's happening at St. Mary's during Advent 2015? Visit our page to find out.
Holly Davey 8M took part in the Junior Abbey Dash in the centre of Leeds recently. Despite the terrible weather conditions she came third girl earning herself a very shiny trophy!
This year's bake off is again in aid of our Advent Appeal and is being run by Year 7 students
Our annual Smartie tube challenge has now launched!
Year 9 students Niamh Munnelly and Lucy Moorby who have both been selected for the U14 Leeds City Netball Squad
Congratulations to Chris Jackson (11D) who has been selected for the Yorkshire County Rugby Union Squad
Our talented Year 11 pupils have been creating Recipes which are available to read online
Act of Worship
See Advent Calendar in school.
Theme: 1st Week of Advent - Advent
The Advent season lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The first Sunday of Advent is this Sunday the 29 November. The season of Advent prepares us for the coming of Jesus.
The Word: A reading from the Bible (Old Testament)
“Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth, serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him singing with joy.“
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.