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
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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.
Information has been made available on our website
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.
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.
The England Netball Youth Summer Camp for children aged between 11–16 will take place 10–12 August 2015 at St Aiden's High School, Harrogate
Professional photographs showing various aspects of our school life
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 76th Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes
A key member of staff at St. Mary’s will retire at the end of the summer term after 35 years of service.
New 100M record set by Kieron Webster 9W at our annual Sports Day at the John Charles Centre for Sport
More than 1,000 visitors enjoy the extraordinary work of our talented pupils.
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.