Headteacher’s Welcome

Mr DARREN Beardsley

I am delighted to introduce you to St. Mary's Menston. 

We are a Catholic Voluntary Academy in the Diocese of Leeds serving the parish churches of Addingham, Burley in Wharfedale, Horsforth, Ilkley, Otley, Pudsey and Yeadon. As a Catholic School, we will make Christ known to all people through the way we work and the way we act. The work of the school is the spiritual, moral, intellectual, aesthetic and physical development of each pupil.
Academic excellence is at the heart of what we do. We want excellence in all aspects of learning and we expect high standards of achievement from all members of the community.
St. Mary’s has a successful past and is highly successful at the present. Our aim is to develop even further to provide a world class Catholic education giving the best care, support and outcomes to our students. There is no doubt that the achievement of our students is built upon the relationships between students, parents and staff. As a school we set high expectations as we work towards developing the successful citizens of our future. Through the quality of teaching and learning, student support and the care we give, we create the building blocks of success. Our values of faithfulness, humility, truth, forgiveness, tolerance, dignity, service and respect are at the centre of all we teach our young people.
I am proud and delighted to be the Headteacher of St. Mary’s. I want to work in close partnership with everyone concerned, because together we can travel further to reach our goal to offer the best to our community.
We hope you enjoy browsing our site and please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.