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


Senior Prize Distribution 2013

IMG 6818 thumbSenior Prize Distribution took place on Thursday 17th October in the common Hall. The School community of students, teaching and support staff were presented in all their glory for the Board of Governors, the guests and prize winners. The School was very pleased to welcome Sir Craig Reedie, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, as the visitor of the day.



Jack Shepherd ThumbCCEA have recognised four top students at RBAI for their placings in Northern Ireland, in the recent GCSE and A Level examinations:

Jack Shepherd - ranked 3rd in Manufacturing GCSE in NI Samuel Millar- ranked 2nd in Biology, joint 3rd in Chemistry and 3rd in Physics Philip Morrison- ranked 2nd in English Literature


Away Day Enjoyed By All

IMG 6690thumbOn Tuesday the Lower 6th travelled with the tutors, Mr McCann, Mr Peak and Mr McAfee to Crawfordsburn Scout Activity Centre to take part in a day of team building activities. It seems like no time since the tutors were accompanying the small boys of Year 8 to Ganaway, but now it was young men of Year 13 who ventured to Crawfordsburn. Not even the heaviest rain in four months could dampen the spirits of the boys, and staff, who attended!

Year 8 have a Fun Filled Time at Ganaway

Kelvin Larmor Residential 176thumbYear 8 have just returned from a fun-filled couple of days on residential at Ganaway, the BB activity centre at Millisle. Two house groups at a time spent two full days and an overnight taking part in a range of activities that challenged the boys as well as giving them opportunities to work together, getting to know their new peers better.