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


Media Studies Workshops - Directors of the Future

Kaboom 2 ThumbOn Wednesday 24th October media students from Inst were thrilled to get an insight into one of the most exciting up and coming industries in Northern Ireland; the Media and Film Industry. The boys paid a visit to MGTV HD and Ka-Boom at Weavers Court in Belfast where they had the opportunity to get hands on with cameras, microphones and broadcast editing kits.

RBAI Success At I.H.A. Awards

Lorimor ThumbThe annual Irish Hockey Association Awards Ceremony took place in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 20th October, 2012. John Jackson, a past-pupil of RBAI was named as the ‘Irish International Player of the Year’, whilst current school 1st XImember James Lorimer (Lower Sixth Pirrie) was awarded the ‘Irish Under 18 Player of the Year.’

Inst Embodies The Spirit of Adventurous Travel

Habitat ThumbIn the current climate when we are bombarded with negative representations of teenagers, we at Inst would like to celebrate the achievements of some of our 6th form pupils who have put others before themselves and worked hard to fight poverty on a global scale. Over the summer a group of 16 boys from Inst gave up part of their holidays and embarked on an unforgettable journey to Cambodia to volunteer for the organisation, Habitat for Humanity. Sixth form pupil Gareth McKillen recalls some of his most memorable moments of the expedition.