Working Towards a World Class Catholic Education


Headteacher’s Welcome

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


Act of Worship (by the Newman Group)

Friday 09/10/2015

Action: Prayer

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.

The Word:

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.