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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



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

Favourite Fiction Display13 Apr, 2015Books suitable for different age groups chosen by St. Mary's staff and students. The new 'word cloud' display near English celebrates our school's love of reading!
Sophie Leonard Artistic Gymnastics Achievement08 Apr, 2015Year 7 pupil had her British Gymnastics Women's Artistic Grading recently at Catterick
World Challenge 2016 fundraising Abseil Event08 Apr, 2015Abseil in Manchester to raises funds for the World Challenge Expedition to Nepal
Menston to Milan Cycling Challenge01 Apr, 2015On Wednesday 1 April, five members of staff from St Mary’s Menston will embark on a gruelling 24 hour fitness challenge in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice
French Exchange 201531 Mar, 2015Photos from the annual Year 10 visit to France