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


University and Schools Boat Races

Rowing ThumbLast Saturday saw the annual University and Schools Boat Races take place over a 2,000 metre course on the River Lagan. The conditions were difficult for all crews with strong cross-head winds gusting and blowing all day, with intermittent showers to add another challenge for athletes and spectators.

RBAI Receives UK recognition during National Epilepsy Week

Group Epil ThumbOn Monday 18th May the boys of the Junior school were pleased to welcome some very special visitors to present Inst with an award. Mr Derick Woods, former Principal of Wellington College, addressed assembly at the beginning of National Epilepsy Week, a very fitting time for the school to be presented with an Epilepsy Action ‘Edward’.

RBAI Googles The Future

Google Group ThumbnailHe may have been visiting his Alma Mater but there is nothing ‘old school’ about Peter Barron! The Vice President of Communications for Google in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and former editor of BBC Newsnight, returned to RBAI on Thursday to address a group of 100 local business leaders and pupils on the Changing World of Media and Technology.