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


Spring Concert 2019

concert thumbThe Spring Concert is always one of the highlights of the school year, displaying the impressive talents and immense dedication of RBAI’s choral and instrumental musicians.

Orchestral music by Stravinsky will provide the dramatic opening to this year’s event, giving way to the luminous harmonies of Fauré’s wonderful Requiem.

Thursday 4th/Friday 5th April, 7.30pm, Common Hall, £7/£3.50


Open Day 2019 ThumbThe Royal Belfast Academical Institution OPEN DAY.  Saturday 5th January 2019.  9.30am-12.30pm. For P6 and P7 transfer pupils and their parents.  Students who are considering A Level course are very welcome.


RBAI Remembrance: Commemorating the Centenary

rem1 thumbRBAI has lost many members of its family in various conflicts throughout its history; the festival of Remembrance, then, while always poignant, was never more so than in 2018. To celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice which brought peace at the end of ‘The Great War’, it was fitting that the School remembered the fallen, and those affected by war.