Develop & Flourish
Methodist College wants to deliver a bold educational and architectural statement about the future of the College, creating a learning environment that will both inspire and raise the aspirations of current and future pupils, as well as the wider community.
Our campaigns will provide a campus that exceeds educational expectation, enhancing its position as a school that provides a successful model of shared education; a naturally integrated, cosmopolitan environment where pupils from all backgrounds and faiths can learn together, play together and grow together.
A super mix school... the epitome of what shared education should be.Stormont Education Committee
Every pupil in the College has the opportunity to avail of the resources and research facilities that have been installed in the refurbished McArthur Hall, this has created a valuable resource that will stimulate and inspire learners from the college community and beyond. The former dining hall has been transformed into the college library, with university style research facilities being provided in the adjoining rooms. In recent years, the building has become a favoured film location for a range of productions from the BBC to Hollywood, so it is appropriate that the refurbished McArthur Hall will house a Moving Image Arts facility. The Business Studies, ICT and Careers Departments will also relocate to McArthur hall providing a learning environment that will prepare our pupils to meet the challenges of a fast changing and complex world.
School House, the original Methodist College building and an icon of educational architecture, is currently undergoing a considerable amount of work in order to make it fully functional and accessible to all pupils as a general education facility. The refurbishment work being carried out includes a new two storey extension built at the back of the building, providing modern classroom facilities and significantly improved disability access to the upper floors.
In a school steeped in history, founded by visionary philanthropists, our future campaigns will bring to fruition several major development projects. The development of Methody from it's foundation in 1865, was only possible due to the vision and commitment of generous benefactors such as Sir William McArthur, Sir William Whitla, John Downey and William Fullerton.
As we embark upon this ambitious campaign it is our hope to continue in this philanthropic tradition - building an even better Methody in partnership with our alumni, parents and many friends across the globe. Our plans are ambitious, but with the support of the Methodist College community they are achievable and will provide a fitting and lasting legacy for the future. We will be able to build on our historic foundation by preserving and enhancing all that makes up the Methody ethos for generations to come.
We hope that you will join us on this exciting journey, and we cannot wait to share further details with everyone soon!!!