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


RBAI Announce new Australia Scholarship

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Following the success of the new Scholarship and Exhibition Programme last year, the Principal was delighted to formally announce a new Australia Travel Scholarship which will give the opportunity for a Year 13 pupil to travel to Australia for 6-7 weeks in the summer of 2017.




GCSE Examination Congratulations and Highlights 2016

2G thumbThe pupils, parents and staff of RBAI celebrated their GCSE Examination success with CCEA’s Chief Executive Mr Justin Edwards and Director of Qualifications Mrs Anne Marie Duffy. Mr Edwards congratulated  the pupils on their GCSE examination results which demonstrate the ability of the boys and their commitment to their studies.

A-Level Examination Accomplishments 2016

EResults16 thumbCongratulations to the Sixth Form and their teachers on their AS and A2 examination results. Too frequently one reads of the ‘lost generation’ of boys with a widening gender gap between the accomplishments and achievements of boys and girls. At RBAI the boys continue to do well in their chosen subjects and to realise their personal ambitions and potential.



'Ride 24' Challenge

br22 thumbCongratulations to our RBAI teaching colleagues Innes Gray (Head of Geography) and Roger Wilson (Head of ICT) who completed the ‘Ride 24’ challenge on 20/21 August 2016.

They set off at 10.30am on Saturday morning. The 315 mile ride to London was broken into 7 stages with 6 stops for food etc. It's over the Tyne past the Angel of the North and on to the Yorkshire Hills, through York down to the Humber, then historic Lincoln and the welcome flat lands of the East beyond.