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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



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

Saatchi Gallery Schools' Art Prize 2015 Entries26 Jan, 2015Our entries in this year's Saatchi Gallery Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools
Years 7 and 8 Word of the Day 2014-1522 Jan, 2015Literacy across the Curriculum
School Closes at 2pm today, Wednesday 21 January21 Jan, 2015Due to the poor weather conditions, school will close to pupils at 2pm today (Wednesday 21st January). Normal buses have been recalled for 2pm. We expect all students to follow their normal travel arrangements. ​
Year 11 Retreat to Myddelton Grange - Student Reflections19 Jan, 2015The aim of the retreat (7–9 January 2015) was to give pupils time away from the bustle and demands of everyday life, with their friends, so that they could relax, have time for themselves and consider their relationship with God.
Leeds North West Under 11 Athletics Final, January 201509 Jan, 2015St. Mary's Menston's Year 11 Sports Leaders helped run Wednesday's event