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


Prize Distribution 2015

On Thursday, 15th October the Inst Community gathered to celebrate whole school Prize Distribution. This is the first time in many years that the Junior and Seniorthumnail
schools have come together to celebrate the academic achievements of all pupils and reflect on another year of ‘Excellence and Participation’. And there was much to celebrate.

Annual Charity Concert 2015

Charity music poster thumbThe Annual Inst Charity Concert will take place on Thursday 19th/Friday 20th November at 7.30 in the Common Hall.

This year’s chosen charity is Every Day Harmony Music Therapy.

European Youth Parliament 2015

IMG 1737 thumbFollowing the success of the RBAI European Youth Parliament team at the Northern Ireland Session in March, the team progressed to the EYPUK National Session and competed with teams from across the United Kingdom. After four days of team building in which the boys got to know the members of their committees; committee work in which the resolutions on complex European issues were created; and the all-important General Assembly in which the proposed resolutions were debated, the RBAI team emerged victorious. 

New Scholarship Programme Now Open

scholarship thumbThe Principal, Janet Williamson M.A.(Oxon), this week formally launched the new Scholarship and Exhibition Programme which will reward excellence and outstanding ability across a range of disciplines.