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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

Christmas Card Designs 201422 Nov, 2014More than 250 pupils entered our Art department's competition to design the St. Mary's Menston Christmas Card
​Callum Hall Athletics Update November 201421 Nov, 2014Former pupil finishes 3 road races and prepares for Florida training camp with group led by Lady Grey Thompson
Year 7 Pastoral Achievement Assembly November 201419 Nov, 2014On Monday 17 November 2014 there was a special assembly to celebrate our Year 7 pupils 'living the St. Mary's values'
Taekwondo Success for Ryanna19 Nov, 2014Black Belt with Honours for Year 9 pupil
Mgr Marcus Stock Ordained as Tenth Bishop of Leeds18 Nov, 2014St. Mary's staff and pupils attended the Schools Celebration Service on Friday 14 November 2014 at St. Anne’s Cathedral, following the Ordination of the Tenth Bishop of Leeds, Mgr Marcus Stock