Welcome to The Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Updated picture of JW ThumbWelcome to RBAI’s website, designed to give you a feel for the spirit and energy of the school. With over two centuries of educating boys,    we continue to succeed in combining Academic Excellence and pastoral support with a wealth of extra curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the  needs and enthusiasms of each pupil. 

Miss Janet Williamson M.A. (Oxon); NPQH


RBAI Charity Concert 2018

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7.30 in The Common Hall

The RBAI Charity Concert has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the school calendar. This year’s concert promises a programme filled with colour and variety - from the splendour of Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” to the classic rock ballads of Elton John.

2018 Scholarship & Exhibition Programme Opens

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Driven by core values of excellence and participation, RBAI is renowned for the range of opportunities it offers its pupils. The Scholarship & Exhibition programme rewards excellence and outstanding ability, giving our most talented academics, sportsmen and performing artists the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Official Opening of the Centre of Innovation

AddressthumbThursday 14th June was a day of celebration at RBAI; the Centre of Innovation was officially opened. RBAI welcomed Mr. Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education, donor Kave Sigaroudinia (RBAI 1986 - 1993) and his parents, along with other esteemed guests, making the ceremony a particularly special occasion.


Year 13 - Commerce Week: Day 4


On fourth and final day of Commerce Week 2018 our first visit was to Carson McDowell, one of the most successful and high profile law firms in the Province.  Carson McDowell have been advising clients since their inception in Belfast in 1852.