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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


It is a Weekday of Ordinary Time.

Green is used during Ordinary Time.

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

Romeo and Juliet 2014 at the Carriageworks Theatre30 Oct, 2014The final preparations are underway for Year 8's performance of Romeo and Juliet​ at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds at 7pm on Wednesday 5 November
International Newsletter Issue 04 September 201428 Oct, 2014Stories this issue: Comenius, French Exchange, German Exchange, French Spelling Bee, International Week, International Artist Workshop, Bambisanani Partnership Visit to South Africa, World Challenge 2014 Expedition to Ecuador and the Lourdes Pilgrimage
Walsingham Pilgrimage 201426 Oct, 2014The Diocese of Leeds one day Pilgrimage to England’s oldest shrine to Our Lady​ took place on Saturday 27​ September
50th Anniversary Ball - 15 November 2014 at Weetwood Hall24 Oct, 2014We are disappointed to let you know that, due to a low uptake of tickets for the St. Mary’s Menston 50th Anniversary Ball, we are regrettably having to cancel this event. Those who have paid for their tickets will be reimbursed in full in due course
Advance Notice of Presentation Evenings21 Oct, 2014Please find information about our presentation evenings, which has been sent to parents and carers in the general letter this week: please note that the A-level presentation will take place on Thursday 18 December 2014.