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


GCSE Examination Congratulations and Highlights 2016

2G thumbThe pupils, parents and staff of RBAI celebrated their GCSE Examination success with CCEA’s Chief Executive Mr Justin Edwards and Director of Qualifications Mrs Anne Marie Duffy. Mr Edwards congratulated  the pupils on their GCSE examination results which demonstrate the ability of the boys and their commitment to their studies.

A-Level Examination Accomplishments 2016

EResults16 thumbCongratulations to the Sixth Form and their teachers on their AS and A2 examination results. Too frequently one reads of the ‘lost generation’ of boys with a widening gender gap between the accomplishments and achievements of boys and girls. At RBAI the boys continue to do well in their chosen subjects and to realise their personal ambitions and potential.



'Ride 24' Challenge

br22 thumbCongratulations to our RBAI teaching colleagues Innes Gray (Head of Geography) and Roger Wilson (Head of ICT) who completed the ‘Ride 24’ challenge on 20/21 August 2016.

They set off at 10.30am on Saturday morning. The 315 mile ride to London was broken into 7 stages with 6 stops for food etc. It's over the Tyne past the Angel of the North and on to the Yorkshire Hills, through York down to the Humber, then historic Lincoln and the welcome flat lands of the East beyond.

RBAI Hockey Olympians heading to Rio!

Rio thumbWe are delighted to announce the selection of four of our former pupils onto the Olympic hockey squads for Rio 2016. Mark Gleghorne (leaver 2003) has been selected to represent GB whilst Paul Gleghorne, Michael Watt and John Jackson (all leavers in 2005) have been selected to represent Ireland.