Last updated: 15/11/2018

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a world class school, giving the best care, support and outcomes to our students. Working closely with parents, we work towards developing the successful citizens of our future.

Our Values

Our Values are based on the teachings of Christ. We are inspired to learn and bring these values into our everyday lives in the service of each other, the parish, diocese and society.

St. Mary's students, staff and governors have been reflecting on the values which we feel are important to us as a school. We have based our core values on the Beatitudes, and each area has been looked at in assemblies and prayers. Below you will see a summary of the values we feel are central to our mission, here at St. Mary's Menston.


“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”


“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”


“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”


“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”


“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”


“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”


“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”


“...while providing a quality education, to hold up Christian values to children, inviting them to build their own lives on them. Teaching these values, for those who know how to accept and live them consistently, yield highly positive results – as experience confirms – at the personal, family and professional levels.”
— Saint Pope John Paul II, Address to Teachers and Students, Rome, 1997