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


Winston Churchill Fellowship 2016

principal1 thumbChurchill Fellowship Report:
The full report of the Principals’ Churchill Fellowship to Australia will be available on line from September 2016.
In the mean time this executive summary gives an overview of the main report , which will inform the school improvement planning. 

First Minister Recognises RBAI’s VC Winner

FM thumbThe contribution of Instonians to the Great War has been recognised by First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA, during the launch of a new Ulster-Scots Agency project.  To launch the project, the First Minister welcomed students and teachers from RBAI and Campbell College to Parliament Buildings, Stormont, where she presented them each with a pair of framed posters

Robbie is ‘Child of Courage’

thumb RStaff and pupils are extremely proud of the success of brave 9J pupil Robbie Shaw who won ‘Child of Courage’ at the 2016 ‘Heroes of Youth Awards’ which took place at the MAC Theatre on 20th May. The award was presented by Glentoran Legends Elliot Morris and Paul Leeman. Robbie, who was left critically ill after he was hit by a car on 2nd December, has defied the odds to make an astonishing recovery.