Pre School & Preparatory

Welcome to the Methodist College Belfast Preparatory Department


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

Downey and Fullerton House Schools 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.

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

The Preparatory Department’s aim is the preparation of children for post primary school and life beyond.  We are pleased to see so many of our former pupils transfer to Methodist College where we follow their achievements 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 accomplishments.

Both schools provide:

CO-EDUCATIONAL LEARNING SPECIALIST TEACHERS EXCELLENT STANDARDS CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
BROAD CURRICULUM EFFECTIVE PASTORAL CARE AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS PRE-SCHOOLS ON BOTH SITES