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


Senior Maths Team Champions

This year the Senior Maths Team of Samuel Millar, Alistair Herron and Tom Matthews from Year 13 and Robert McGibbon from Year 12 were crowned Northern Ireland Champions. This is a competition which all schools may enter using pupils from Year 14 and below. You will notice that none of our pupils were in Year 14, so hopefully our success will continue next year.

U14 & U16 Badminton teams win Double at Irish Championships

At the annual All Ireland Badminton Championships, both RBAI teams triumphed to conclude an outstanding season.

The U14 team of Niall Armstrong, Callum Reid, Philip Moneypenny and Andrew O’Hare defeated Munster 4-2 and Leinster 4-2, finishing their season in style with a 6-0 win over Connacht to claim the Irish Minor Championship.

Instonians Mini Adventure

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After successful launch – to be repeated – and date to be announced in due course.

An Amazing Journey - A journey of innocence, naivety, adventure and foolhardiness. But a journey - impossible to repeat today!

3 young adventurers – 2 Instonians from Belfast and one from Letterkenny set off on a 14,000 mile overland trip to Singapore - in an Austin Mini 7.