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Welcome to Methodist College

Methodist College Belfast, or Methody as the school is affectionately known, is situated on the South side of Belfast opposite Queen’s University and the city’s Botanic Gardens. The College comprises a grammar school of 1810 pupils aged 11 to 18 and a Pre-school and Preparatory Department that provides an excellent educational experience for over 300 pupils. Fullerton House Pre-School and Prep are situated at the Lisburn Road end of the main campus. Downey House is located in the picturesque setting of Pirrie Park, surrounded by the College’s extensive playing fields. When Methody first opened on the 18th August 1868, it was reported as being “a most important step in the progress of education in Ireland.” In the intervening century and a half, the College has grown, expanded, adapted, innovated and flourished. Today it is a school renowned for the opportunities it provides for its pupils, the diversity of its community and the excellence of the all-round education that it provides.


Achieved 3+A*A

@ A Level

Cambridge University 

Higher Education+

Hub School 


Achieved 7A*-B


World leader in PISA rankings


Clubs & Societies


20 Religions

 13 Ethnic Groups

 48 Home Languages

At Methody each one of us has made friendships that will last a lifetime, made memories that will stay with us forever and learnt so many things at this school that we simply would not have learnt elsewhere.

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