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


Inst Embodies The Spirit of Adventurous Travel

Habitat ThumbIn the current climate when we are bombarded with negative representations of teenagers, we at Inst would like to celebrate the achievements of some of our 6th form pupils who have put others before themselves and worked hard to fight poverty on a global scale. Over the summer a group of 16 boys from Inst gave up part of their holidays and embarked on an unforgettable journey to Cambodia to volunteer for the organisation, Habitat for Humanity. Sixth form pupil Gareth McKillen recalls some of his most memorable moments of the expedition.

RBAI Wins International School Award

ISA120Congratulations to Dr Cotter, Mrs Matchett, the languages department and all the students involved in ensuring that Inst has achieved the recognition of an International School Award, 2012-15. The school was successful in the rigorous testing process which requires curriculum-based international work in schools.