Friends of Prep Valentine's Event

Thank you to Friends of Prep and volunteers for organising the Valentine’s Event on Friday 10th February.  The morning was a great success and a lot of fun for pupils and family members with activities from face-painting to biscuit decorating.  A fabulous profit of £674.91 was raised and lots of pink and red ensured we all embraced the theme.  Thank you for your support.

Posted on February 28, 2017 .

Launch of the BT9 Incentives Scheme 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian

BT9 Incentives Scheme 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BT9 Incentives Scheme for 2017, following its great success last year when we raised almost £4,000 for Inchmarlo and Victoria Prep through the sale of just under 200 annual membership cards at a unit price of £20.   This year the card is being replaced by a new BT9 Incentives key fob card (a smaller card to fit onto your keyring) which we hope you will find even more convenient to carry around so that you don’t miss out on the fantastic discounts and offers available from our wide selection of participating businesses which range from coffee shops, clothes shops, restaurants and exercise studios to hairdressers, drycleaners, butchers and opticians, most of which are within walking distance of the two schools.  We are thrilled that the majority of retailers from last year have decided to remain within the Scheme for 2017 and are delighted to welcome on board a number of new member businesses, including Café Mauds, Belfast Woodfired Pizza Company, The Chelsea Wine Bar, Playball, Clip ‘n Climb, Peak Physique and Medical Aesthetics NI.  A complete list of all participating businesses, and their respective offers, is available here, for your information, and will be available on the school websites and our facebook page at  For convenience, we also intend to display a hard copy of the offers list within the premises of both schools, namely on the front door to Reception at Victoria Prep and in the covered walkway at Inchmarlo.

The new key fob card (hereafter referred to as card) will be valid for the whole of the 2017 calendar year and the price will remain at £20 which represents fantastic value as those of you who bought the card last year can testify.  The breadth and quality of the discounts available will pay for the card multiple times over so what easier way to support both our schools and the local business community!

To purchase your card(s), please complete the application form and send into school via your daughter’s schoolbag.  We will aim to process the applications quickly so as to provide you with your new card(s) the next day or the day after that, at the latest.  This year, for the first time, the card will also be available for sale at a few of our selected retail outlets, these being Gotto Sports (Stranmillis), The Zip Yard (Lisburn Road) and Peak Physique (Lisburn Road).  We hope that you tell your friends, family and wider network of contacts about the wonderful discounts on offer so that they are encouraged to buy a card as well, either through you, the parents, or at one of the three external outlets mentioned above. 

We would like to thank you for your support in 2016 and sincerely hope that you continue to support the school this year by purchasing the new key fob cards for 2017. Enjoy your savings! 

Best wishes

The BT9 Incentives Team

Posted on January 25, 2017 .

Inchmarlo Halloween Party

Thank you to the Inchmarlo PTA and our Friends of Prep for helping to organise the fabulous Halloween event at Inchmarlo on Thursday 27th October.

The evening had a lovely atmosphere with lots of fun and was enjoyed by many pupils and parents. 

Posted on November 15, 2016 .

Deane's at Queen's 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended Deane’s at Queen’s on Friday 7th October.  It was a wonderful night, and we raised a total of £1,415 for Prep. 

Congratulations to all our raffle prize winners!

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A big thank you goes to those who generously donated raffle prizes and to our sponsors:

Deane’s at Queen’s

 Kings Bridge Private Hospital

Jonathan Walton

McCoey Hair & Beauty supplies


Cobra Fit


The Thinking Cup

Gotto Sports

Stella and Dot


We are Vertigo


David Lloyd

Loteria Restaurant

Hollywood Art Gallery

French Village

Lisa Lavery Yoga

Joanne Fitzpatrick

Stormont Hotel

Fred & Bo

Rubber Johnnies Masks & Fancy Dress

***A special thank you to Origin Digital for sponsoring the drinks reception and to Pi Communications for sponsoring the DJ and disco***

Posted on September 8, 2016 .

Spring Gala Ball

Thank you to Friends of Prep for all of their hard work and dedication in organising the Gala Ball on Saturday 5th March.  It was a lovely evening with an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere and a great success in fundraising for Prep.

Posted on May 3, 2016 .

BT9 Incentives Card

Inchmarlo Parents' Association and Victoria College Friends of Prep are currently launching the new and exciting BT9 Incentives Card which offers great savings across a wide range of local businesses.

The new annual membership card is now on sale at an introductory price of £20. To date the BT9 Incentives scheme has secured a wide range of businesses, including Athlos Triathlon, Barnams, Bennetton, Cranmore Dental, Framar Health, Herbert Gould, Jo Jo Maman Bebe, Little Wing, Skin Medi Spa, Cambridge Barbers, the Zip Yard and Yum to name but a few.  The full list of offers is available here.

Please download an application form here.

For further information please visit the BT9 Incentives Facebook page at

Posted on January 12, 2016 .

Fundraising for New Prep Stage

Thanks to your support and the wonderful fundraising efforts of our Friends of Prep, we have fully paid for our new stage!

Thank you to all who have generously supported our fundraising events so far both in attending activities and making individual donations towards this venture. The gratitude plaque is now installed pride of place in the Prep Hall. 

Friends of Prep have committed their future fundraising endeavours this year towards purchasing a new sound system to further enhance our performances so additional contributions will be set towards this project.

Posted on November 3, 2015 .

Deane's at Queen's 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended Deane’s at Queen’s on Friday 9th October.  It was a wonderful night, and we raised a total of £2,000 for Prep. 

Congratulations to all of our prizes winners!

A special thank you goes to all of our generous sponsors:

Deane's at Queen's

Gotto Sports

Lisa Kirkwood

Charles Hurst

Stella & Dot

Graze Restaurant

MAN Grooming


Fleurist Boquet

Murphy's Butchers

Speckled Hen Restaurant

Grange Wine Merchant

The Mews, Holywood


***A special thank you to Abbey Insurance for sponsoring the drinks reception and to Blow Dry Bar for sponsoring the DJ and disco***


Posted on November 3, 2015 .

Mother's Day Coffee & Craft Morning

Thank you to the wonderful Friends of Prep for organising a lovely morning of coffee, treats and crafts for Prep pupils and their parents.

Pupils decorated cards and cup-cakes and crafted key-rings for their loved ones.  There was also the chance to purchase cards, felt crafts, hand-made goodies and jams.

This was a very popular event with a great turn out. Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to the Easter egg prize winners - remember, staff are always here to help with eating any unwanted chocolate from your hampers!

Posted on March 18, 2015 .

Deanes at Queen's

Thank you to everyone who attended the Deanes at Queen's event on Friday 10th October.  It was a wonderful night, and we raised a total of £1735 for Prep.  Congratulations to all of our winners! 

A special thank you goes to all of our generous sponsors:

Optique Opticians

Danske Bank

Deanes at Queen's voucher

The Blow Dry Bar

Kidsplay NI

McCoey Hair & Beauty

McCalls Lisburn

Gotto Sports

Boden Clothing

Mondelez International

Mr & Mrs Murray who donated a bottle of Champagne

A special thanks to RPS for sponsoring the drinks reception and to Optique Opticians for sponsoring the DJ and disco.

Posted on October 20, 2014 .

Boden Party

A big thank you to the many parents that attended the Boden Victoria Prep fundraising event which was held on 25 September 2014.

All proceeds from purchases are calculated by Boden and go directly to the school.  As soon as we have the final cash figure from Boden we will let you know.

Many thanks from the Friends of Prep for the excellent support.

Posted on October 6, 2014 .

Welcome back!

Thank you Friends of Prep for yet another lovely Coffee Morning to welcome our new parents – it was a lovely way to begin the new school year!

Posted on September 9, 2014 .

Friends of Prep

The Friends of Prep organise social events throughout the year, for the shared enjoyment of pupils and parents.  The money raised through these events is used to support Prep school improvement.  Over the past three years, the money raised has been used to purchase interactive whiteboards, a set of class cameras and ICT for the Prep Hall.


If you would like to join the Friends of Prep, please make contact with your class representative.

Posted on February 15, 2014 .