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Welcome to Downey House and Fullerton House

At Downey House and Fullerton House, we offer an unparalleled education that is underpinned by opportunity, diversity and excellence so that your child can reach their full potential and flourish.

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Methodist College Preparatory Department is a non-denominational and co-educational Pre-Prep and Preparatory Department; we excel at providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

At Methodist College we provide a choice of two Preparatory Departments; Downey House and Fullerton House, each with their own Pre-Prep.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming, kind and nurturing environment. Our outstanding teaching staff are positive, inspirational role models who ensure that children are happy and thriving.

Small class sizes, specialist teaching and excellent pastoral care ensures that your child receives an outstanding education in a rewarding environment which they truly enjoy.

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P7 pupils transfer to grammar school (2023)


Only co-educational Preparatory Department in East and South Belfast


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Specialist teachers in Drama, Modern Languages, Music, PE and Swimming

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