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


Founders' Day 2014

Founders Day InvitethumbWe would like to invite you to Founders' Day 2014 to celebrate 200 years of educating pupils at RBAI. Tours of the school will be available to visitors from 10.30am and from 12.30pm to 1.00pm there will be a ceremony to mark the entry of the first pupils to the school.

Open Morning 2014

IMG 7147 2thumbOn Saturday RBAI welcomed more than 400 prospective pupils and their families through the impressive new entrance of the Soane building and into the heart of the Inst community for Open Morning, 2014. The morning was a great success with guests, pupils and staff enjoying themselves equally. As ever, those who had never visited the School before were aware of our academic success but were amazed by the sheer scope and variety of subjects, facilities and activities that Inst has to offer and the tour guides from Year 8 upwards were integral to the experience, giving visitors a unique insight into life at Inst.

New Year, New Entrance

entrance2thumbThe pupils and staff start a new term with the school entrance refurbished and modernised, a fitting beginning to a year when the school will celebrate the Bicentenary of the first pupils entering RBAI.