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 Pupils selected for European Cricket Academy!

Congratulations to Head Boy Ben Wylie and former pupil James Shannon, who have both been selected for the 2012 ICC European Cricket Academy. The aim of the European Academy is to select twelve of the most talented cricketers in Europe, and to assist in their development through excellent coaching and support services in order for them to achieve their potential. The Academy takes place at Pune Sports Club, Pune, India, from 25 February- 7th March 2012.


Pupil invited to Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards


Peter Armstrong is announced 6th February 2012 as one of Ireland’s top 20 youth volunteers in the sixth annual Pramerica Spirit of community Awards Programme. He will be honoured at a gala awards ceremony on 27th March at The City Hotel in Derry with special guest John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison. 


Congratulations to P7 Preparatory pupils


Congratulations to the boys of p7 at our Preparatory department Inchmarlo on their superb AQE results. The school community is delighted with their success and looks forward to welcoming the boys to Inst in September. - Miss Williamson


Year 10 Project Business

business smallOver the last 2 days, year 10 pupils at RBAI have had the chance to experience business for themselves.

In advance of making GCSE choices, the Business Studies Department, along with Young Enterprise, introduced boys to the role of Investors, Stakeholders and the importance of the Marketing Mix among other things.