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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.

Summer Camps 2015

There are a number of summer camps held in Methodist College over the summer months. These are for primary-aged children, boys and girls, from 4-10 years old. For more information, please download the leaflet here

Sports Camps 2015

There are also a number of rugby and hockey camps for older children: please download the relevant leaflet/booking form below for more information.

P6/P7 Girls Hockey Camp
P6/P7 Boys Rugby Camp

Form 1 Girls Hockey Camp
Form 1 Boys Rugby Camp
Form 2 Girls Hockey Camp
Form 2 Boys Rugby Camp

Important dates:

Term Dates 2014-15

Downey House - Summer Term Calendar 2015

Fullerton House - Summer term Calendar 2015

Downey House - Spring Term Calendar 2015

Fullerton House - Spring Term Calendar 2015

Downey House - Autumn Term Calendar

Fullerton House - Autumn Term Calendar

Opening Hours

Preparatory Schools
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

9.00 am - 1.00pm

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