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Working towards a World Class Catholic Education

Headteachers' 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. 

Acting Headteachers: Mr T Rothwell and Miss C Garrett

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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

John Paul II and John XXIII Sainthood15 Apr, 2014Pope Francis will canonise Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square on April 27 2014
Sixth Form Fancy Dress Day April 201408 Apr, 2014Fun event raises money for our Advent Appeal
World Challenge 2014 Preparations07 Apr, 2014Preparations for Spectacular Expedition in July to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Lizzy Yarnold Cites World Challenge as Gold Inspiration
French Exchange 201402 Apr, 2014Photos from the annual Year 10 visit to France
Bambisanani 'Spirit of Madiba' Concert 201402 Apr, 2014Concert held at St. Mary's Menston on 9 May 2014 will see wonderful music from Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, St. Mary's Menston, Benton Park, Cardinal Heenan