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Preparatory Department

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

Downey House Fullerton House

Downey and Fullerton have served the learning needs of children in Belfast and beyond for well over 100 years. The schools have adapted their teaching and learning strategies regularly to ensure that each successive generation of children has been encouraged to reach its full potential. As a result, our pupils move to their post primary school confident in their abilities and skills.

Both schools provide:

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

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.

Important dates:

Downey House - Spring Calendar 2016

Fullerton House - Spring Calendar 2016

Opening Hours

Preparatory Schools
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

9.00 am - 1.00pm

Afterschool Care
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm (daily)