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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

Bambisanani Partnership 2014 Visit - Report18 Oct, 2014Sawubona 2014 newsletter made available
Thanks be to God for the life of Martin Green17 Oct, 2014Friday 17 October 2014
Mr Pringle is named a 'top cricketer'17 Oct, 2014St. Mary's Menston PE teacher named in the AOC ECB Premier League XI 2014 due to his spin-bowling exploits
50th Anniversary Ball - Tickets NOW AVAILABLE10 Oct, 2014Please join staff, former staff, parents, families and friends of St. Mary’s at our 50th Anniversary Ball. Saturday 15 November 2014 at Weetwood Hall​, LS16 5PS
50th Anniversary Garden Party October 201410 Oct, 2014The first of the school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration events took place on Saturday 4 October