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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 Easter.

White is used during Easter and Christmas time; also on celebrations of the Lord (other than of his Passion), of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Holy Angels, and of Saints who were not Martyrs; on the solemnities of Most Holy Trinity, All Saints (1 November) and of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (24 June); and on the feasts of Saint John the Evangelist (27 December), of the Chair of Saint Peter (22 February), and of the Conversion of Saint Paul (25 January). It may in England and Wales be used for Funerals.

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.


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Our News

Years 7 and 8 Word of the Day 2014-1522 May, 2015Literacy across the Curriculum
Celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Saturday 23 May21 May, 2015All St. Mary's pupils study the life and legacy of Oscar Romero and we will pray for him as someone who lived the Gospel and who demanded justice for the oppressed.​ CAFOD's prayer written by our own Mr Tunnecliff
French Transition Vocabularly MP3 file to download21 May, 2015Vocabularly for future St. Mary's Menston Year 7 pupils
Prayer and Essay Writing Competition 201520 May, 2015Please enter the Knights of St Columba competition! Special cash prizes for St. Mary's pupils.​
50th Anniversary Golf Competition May 201519 May, 2015A fantastic success involving parents, former students and staff