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Working towards a World Class Catholic Education

Headteacher's Welcome


At St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy we provide an education 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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Liturgical Colours



Violet/Purple is used in the seasons of Advent and of Lent and also for reconciliation.

Liturgies celebrated during the different seasons of the liturgical year have distinctive music and specific readings, prayers, and rituals. All of these work together to reflect the spirit of the particular season. The colours of the vestments that the priest wears during the liturgy also help express the character of the mysteries being celebrated.


Our News

Years 7 and 8 Word of the Day 2014-1526 Mar, 2015Literacy across the Curriculum
Duke of Edinburgh Events and Expeditions Season26 Mar, 20153 Duke of Edinburgh's Award​ participants (Rachel Bastow, Eve Boardman and Samantha Towers) collected their awards from the Mayor at the Civic Awards Ceremony in Leeds on Tuesday 24 March
Eclipse in Leeds 20 March25 Mar, 2015On Friday 20 March 2015 there is going to be an eclipse visible in Leeds
Germanwings Aircraft Disaster25 Mar, 2015As we enjoy the visit of our German Exchange partners we are saddened to hear of the Germanwings aircraft disaster yesterday in which 16 German students from Joseph-König-Gymnasium, Haltern lost their lives
BPP Professional Apprenticeships Free 3-day CV and Interview Skills Course24 Mar, 2015Chance for our Year 11,12,13 pupils to get ready for a career in Business, Finance or Law