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


Academic Excellence

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Top candidates in CCEA Summer 2017 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examinations. RBAI students have been awarded first, second and third highest marks in five subjects.

R.B.A.I. Charity Concert 2017 - Nov 23rd/24th

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The Concert this year is given in aid of Everyday Harmony Music Therapy. The Inst Music department promises two evenings filled with variety and colour, with music ranging from choral and orchestral works by the great Henry Purcell to a spectacular finale which fuses classical, folk, jazz and rock’n’roll.

Inter Rail Trip 2017

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As the current year’s scholarships and exhibitions are considered, we take a look at how three of last year’s Year 14 pupils benefited from the school’s generous scheme. Charlie Cloke, JJ Logue and Andrew Knape give an insight into their diverse summer experiences.  


Year 8 Ganaway Residential 2017

GW ThumbOver the course of 3 weeks in September the new Year 8 cohort ventured on their residential trips to Ganaway. Often the highlight of the school year for Year 8 boys the Ganaway experience challenged the boys through a number of adventurous activities such as caving and a high ropes course.