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


Queen's University Maths Competition

maths small imageWell done to the RBAI Senior Maths Team who took 3rd place out of 26 teams at the 2011 Annual Mathematics Competition at Queen’s University on Friday, 2nd December 2011.  The competition consisted of three parts. In the first part our team was faced with 12 mathematical problems. In the second part they had to complete a series of mathematical puzzles while the third part was a Maths quiz.

Bombardier visits the Technology Department at RBAI

Tony Monaghan is the Educational Liaison Officer for Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast.

In October 2011, he visited the school with two recent graduates to talk to boys in Year 14 about careers in Aerospace, and what it was like to work as an engineer. The week after this, the same boys were invited to have a tour of the Bombardier site at Queens Island. They were able to see first hand how the processes we learn about in school, such as CADCAM, riveting and testing materials, are applied in industry.

Young Enterprise Masterclass

top imageOn Wednesday 23rd November, 14 members of RBAI’s Young Enterprise company “Black & Yellow” attended the Young Enterprise Masterclass. The Year 13 pupils were challenged to work with other budding entrepreneurs in designing a new APP. This involved putting together a business plan, a company logo & slogan, as well as a “tweet” to advertise the APP.