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


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.

Giving Tree Appeal

giving tree appeal smallRBAI’s Year 8 pupils have once again supported Belfast Central Mission’s “Giving Tree appeal”. Over the last few weeks, boys have donated gifts to be distributed to others boys their age throughout Belfast. On Wednesday 14th December, four Year 8 boys accompanied by two of the Mentors plus Mr Hamilton and Miss Reid, delivered the presents to BCM in Glengall Street, where they were received with much appreciation. Pictured are Year 8 pupils Rhys Madden, Ben Rose, Finlay McCracken and Ben Connolly who all helped with the appeal.