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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


It is the Octave of Easter.

White is used in the seasons of Easter and of Christmas; 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 Trinity Sunday, 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 & 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.


Our News

Coast to Coast 201424 Apr, 2014On 8–9 April 2014, Mr Hamill, Mr Manfredi and Mr Wilkes undertook a cross-country cycling challenge from Morecambe to Bridlington to fundraise for Martin House
German Exchange 201422 Apr, 2014Photos from the 28th Exchange with our partner school Franziskus Gymnasium, Vossenack
St. Mary's and Mnyakanya pupils receive Diana Award 201422 Apr, 2014Fourteen students from St. Mary’s Menston and twenty seven students from Mnyakanya High School in rural Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa have received the prestigious Diana Award for their collaboration through the Bambisanani Partnership
The Process of Becoming a Saint21 Apr, 2014Find out about the process for declaring someone a saint
Moments in History Display suggestions19 Apr, 2014There will soon be a big display outside H33 about 'Moments throughout History'. We would like the hundreds of historians at St. Mary's to help suggest which moments deserve to be included!