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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 the third week of Advent.

Rose may be used, where it is the practice, on Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent) and on Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).

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

Sixth Form Fancy Dress Day Advent 201419 Dec, 2014Fun Event raises £815.51 for our Advent Appeal
World Cup Legend Sir Geoff Hurst visits St. Mary’s Menston18 Dec, 2014World Cup winning hero of 1966 Sir Geoff Hurst, the only player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, visited St. Mary’s last Saturday.
Proposed Admission Policies (for September 2016 entry)18 Dec, 2014Consultation Timeframe is from 19 December 2014 to 20 February 2015
U19 Football 2014-15 Abbey Grange Home, Leeds Cup Round of Eight Match18 Dec, 2014St. Mary's 2 Abbey Grange 0: St. Mary's reach the Leeds Schools Cup Round of Four
Outstanding Ofsted Report for St. Mary’s, Menston16 Dec, 2014Following a recent Ofsted inspection, St. Mary’s, Menston has been awarded the highest possible grade of OUTSTANDING.