Pre School & Preparatory

Welcome to Methodist College Belfast Preschool & Preparatory Department 

Mr. Alan Jennings (Principal)  

Methodist College is a unique grammar school in Northern Ireland as within its Preparatory Department it has two distinct co-educational schools; Downey House and Fullerton House, each with their own Preschool. In both Preparatory Departments and Preschools the main aim is the beginning of the journey to excellence. 

Downey House and Fullerton House have served the learning needs of children in Belfast and beyond for well over 100 years. The schools regularly adapt their teaching and learning strategies 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 of choice confident in their abilities and skills. We are pleased to see so many of our former pupils transfer to Methodist College where we follow their journey to excellence with great interest. Many children also transfer to other grammar and non-grammar schools nearer to their homes and again we take delight in hearing of their achievements.

Parental partnership is fundamental to children’s development and we have always valued the fact that learning takes place at home as well as in school.

Please take time to look at our Prospectus below, where you will see more detail on what both schools provide:

CO-EDUCATIONAL LEARNING IN SMALL CLASS SIZES SPECIALIST TEACHERS HIGH QUALITY PE  AND GAMES  INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE EFFECTIVE PASTORAL CARE AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS WRAP AROUND CARE
First page of the PDF file: PrepAnnualProspectus2021-22

Preparatory Department Fees, Charges & Contributions

Capital Fee £140
Tuition Fee £5,350
Discount From Tuition Fee for Second Sibling  less 5%
Discount From Tuition Fee for Third Sibling  less 10%
Discount From Tuition Fee for Fourth and Successive Siblings  less 25%
After School Club  
3pm-4pm £8.50
3pm-5.30pm £17.00
First page of the PDF file: TheJourneyBegins-PreschoolProspectusFinal

Preschool Department Fees

Preschool Fee - Fullerton House & Downey House (8.30am- 1.00pm) £21 Per Day
Preschool Breakfast Club ( Downey House ONLY) (Begins 8.00am) £3 Per Day
Preschool After School Club - Fullerton House & Downey House (1.00pm-3.00pm)  £10 Per Day

Contact Us

For further information regarding the Preschool or Preparatory Department please contact reception at the relevant campus. 

Fullerton House: 

Telephone: 02890205217 

Email: fullerton@methody.org 

Downey House: 

Telephone: 02890286660 

Email: downey@methody.org