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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

A Celebration of the New Evangelisation28 Feb, 2015Invitation to event taking place at 6.30pm, Tuesday 24 March 2015, Leeds Trinity University
Jack Garland-Jones selected to represent the Under 18 Great Britain Catholic Schools Football Team28 Feb, 2015Jack Garland-Jones has become the 35th student from St. Mary’s, Menston to gain junior international sporting honours
Ski Trip USA 201526 Feb, 2015Our school’s bi-annual ski trip took place over the recent February half term holiday
Fairtrade Fortnight 201522 Feb, 2015As a proud Fairtrade School, we are taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, which lasts from 23 February until 8 March
Year 7 Pastoral Achievement Assembly February 201506 Feb, 2015On Monday 5 February 2015 there was another special assembly to celebrate our Year 7 pupils 'living the St. Mary's values.'