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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

Year 12 and 13 Product Design visit to Jaguar Land Rover in Liverpool06 Mar, 2015The valuable visit for our designers took place on Thursday 5 March 2015 with Ms Griffiths, Ms Slater and Mr Tindall
Years 7 and 8 Word of the Day 2014-1504 Mar, 2015Literacy across the Curriculum
Ullswater Residential Year 8 201504 Mar, 2015Our students enjoyed activities designed to provide physical, social and team building experiences
Menston to Milan Cycling Challenge04 Mar, 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
Lent 201502 Mar, 2015This Lent may we find new ways of recognising our need for God