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


Allez les noirs et jaunes! Champion du Royaume-Uni!

mylothumbIn RBAI we run ‘clubMylo’ for years 8 and 9. This is a languages club which uses ICT and links in with this UK based languages’ website where schools sign up and compete against each other. Callum Bryson in 8K is to be congratulated on becoming ‘Top Learner this School Year’ on the Hellomylo.com website.

The Giro d’Inst

GIRO Inst 2014 015thumbBelfast City Centre got a taste of the week ahead as the Royal Belfast Academical Institution bade a fond farewell to Year 14 today. To mark an end to their time at Inst the boys celebrated with their own unique take on the upcoming cycle race which will bring global attention to the city. Under the somewhat borrowed title ‘Giro d’Inst’ the Upper 6th students cycled into school wearing the iconic Inst black and yellow colours, accentuated by touches of pink, before enjoying their leavers’ breakfast. 


Inst Win Medallion Shield

pic3thumbCongratulations to the RBAI Medallion team who have enjoyed a very successful season culminating in a fitting 12-10 win against Ballymena Academy. The team, captained by out half Michael Lowry and coached by Mr Monteith and Mr McMullan, along with staff have all demonstrated exemplary skill and determination throughout the campaign.


RBAI Spring Concert 2014

RBAI Spring Concert 2014thumbThis year’s Spring Concert promises a higher than ever standard of performance.

The first half will feature a colourful array of items including Ravel’s famous “Bolero”, choral works by Britten and Brahms, and the ever-popular Jazz Band.

In the second half, the Choir and Orchestra will present “Magical Mystery Tour”  -  a psychedelic odyssey through the wonderful music of The Beatles.