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Preparatory Department

Welcome to the Methodist College Belfast Preparatory Department.

The College is unique amongst grammar schools in Northern Ireland as within its Preparatory Department it has two distinct schools: Downey House and Fullerton House.

If you are thinking about sending your son or daughter to the school then please click on Prep Information for Prospective Parents

Current parents can find relevant information about the school by clicking on either Downey or Fullerton on the left.

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Downey House Fullerton House

Both schools provide:

  • Co-educational learning
  • Excellent Standards
  • Specialist Teachers
  • Convenient Locations
  • Broad Curriculum
  • Effective Pastoral Care
  • After School Clubs
  • Pre-schools on both sites

Downey House and Fullerton House cater for girls and boys aged three to eleven; after which most transfer successfully to the main school or other grammar schools in Northern Ireland.

There is a strong feeling of community within the school, with a strong welcoming atmosphere providing a much more personal ambience in which our young people thrive.