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


Prestigious Hans Sloane Award

Samuel MillarthumbThe Trustees of the Hans Sloane Memorial Fund have awarded the Hans Sloane Medal, certificate and First prize of £200 to Samuel Millar for his combined results in GCE ‘A’ level Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Samuel Millar was ranked 2nd in Northern Ireland in Biology, joint 3rd in Chemistry and 3rd in Physics; CCEA examinations. Samuel is described by the Head of Science, Mr Johnston, as “an exceptional and highly likeable student”. Samuel has also received two awards at the recent Senior Prize Distribution;   The Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Thompson Prize for Mathematics and The Sir Ian Fraser Prize for Science. Samuel will receive the Hans Sloane Award at a prize giving ceremony to be held in the Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Thursday 9 January 2014.  

Mark Pollock Returns To Inst Ahead of Run In The Dark

The Principal with Mark Pollock his assistant AJ and Mr McKinstryThe staff and pupils of Inst were thrilled to welcome former pupil Mark Pollock back to School this morning (23rd October 2013). Mark’s name has become synonymous across the world with success in the face of adversity; he has long refused to allow circumstance to dictate his limitations. In 2009 Mark became the first blind man to reach the South Pole. Other highlights in the catalogue of Mark’s impressive achievements are winning Silver and Bronze medals for Northern Ireland for rowing in the 2009 Commonwealth Games and running six marathons in seven days in the Gobi Desert.

CCF 2013 Military Skills competition

ABC 0980thumbThe RBAI Combined Cadet Force A team , led by Kyle Walsh were overall winners of the Military skills competition. This is the 18th time in 19 years the CCF of RBAI has won this prestigious and challenging award. The boys engage in night exercises, rifle shooting, first aid and orienteering, testing their skills against the CCFs of other leading schools in NI. In addition, Kyle Walsh  was awarded Best Contingent Commander.