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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 D 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

50 Word Story Challenge23 Sep, 2014In honour of St. Mary's 50th Anniversary we are challenging students across all Key Stages to a small but perfectly formed mini-tales in 50 words. No More No Less.
St. Mary's Pupils' Creative Work Celebrated 201421 Sep, 2014Posters near our staffroom and in the Hume Building showcase 104 pieces of work by St. Mary's talented pupils across four subjects.
Lightwater Valley Trip 201420 Sep, 2014The best one so far! A big thank you to all staff and students for making our annual rewards day so special this year
Open Day 201418 Sep, 2014Our Annual Open Day takes place on Saturday 4 October. School is open to visitors between 11am and 2pm.
Year 7 Form Photos 2014–1518 Sep, 2014Group photos of all seven forms taken to mark the first day at St. Mary's for our new Year 7 pupils