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


Charity Concert 2012

Image 1thumbInst has a musical tradition, which makes up some of the most highly anticipated and attended events in the school calendar. The recent charity concert is a shining example of this; it was performed over two nights with a high turnout for both events.  The concert raised, over two nights £4,268 for CLIC Sargent, a charity, which dedicates care to children and young people suffering from cancer.

Junior Prize Day

image2thumbRecently the Junior School celebrated their annual prize day.  A musical medley by our choir, orchestra and band ensured that the afternoon started on a high note. We were delighted to have former Instonian, his Honour, Tom Burgess, LLB, Immediate Past Recorder of the City of Belfast (RBAI 1954-1961) as our guest speaker.  The chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr C D Gowdy, Senior Management Team, Teachers and Parents were all there to celebrate the achievements of our junior school pupils. Congratulations to all those boys who received prizes.