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


Jonathan Edwards and the Olympic torch visit Inst

Torch ThumbSome lucky Year 8s and Year 9s had the opportunity to meet Jonathan Edwards on the front lawn of the school!  Jonathan Edwards was in N Ireland to promote the Olympics 2012 and Inst was the only school he visited.

He had a busy day in the province, but he was more than happy to answer questions, sign Homework Diaries and pose for photographs.


Ben Wylie Selected for Ireland ‘A’


Many congratulations to Head Boy Ben Wylie who has been selected for the 12 man Ireland ‘A’ squad to face MCC at Lord’s on Monday 23rd April. This is an outstanding achievement for a schoolboy to be selected for an Ireland Senior team and we wish him every success in his continued development at this elite level.


Titanic and Inst

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20 members of the INST choir joined with pupils from Assumption Grammar School, VCB and MCB to mark the precise hundredth anniversary of Titanic, the ‘Ship of Dreams,’ sailing to Southampton out of Belfast Lough, in the Banquet Hall of the Titanic centre.