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


Upper School Prize Distribution

head boy with principal thumbOur distinguished guest, Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, had a significant amount of prizes to present to students in senior school. The Board of Governors, Senior Management team, teachers and parents were there to celebrate the achievements of our pupils. Congratulations to all those boys who received scholarships and awards.

Media Studies Workshops - Directors of the Future

Kaboom 2 ThumbOn Wednesday 24th October media students from Inst were thrilled to get an insight into one of the most exciting up and coming industries in Northern Ireland; the Media and Film Industry. The boys paid a visit to MGTV HD and Ka-Boom at Weavers Court in Belfast where they had the opportunity to get hands on with cameras, microphones and broadcast editing kits.

RBAI Success At I.H.A. Awards

Lorimor ThumbThe annual Irish Hockey Association Awards Ceremony took place in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 20th October, 2012. John Jackson, a past-pupil of RBAI was named as the ‘Irish International Player of the Year’, whilst current school 1st XImember James Lorimer (Lower Sixth Pirrie) was awarded the ‘Irish Under 18 Player of the Year.’