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


Join us to celebrate 200 years of education at Inst

thanksgiving service thumbOn the 23rd November we will gather to celebrate 200 years of education at Inst. The Service of Thanksgiving will begin at 3pm in Assembly Buildings, 2-4 Fisherwick Place and refreshments will be served in the School Dining Hall afterwards. Staff, pupils, parents and the wider Inst community are all invited and we hope to welcome as many people as possible to this unique event which will be led by Mr Bolton, the choir and orchestra.

Inst and Instonians at War, 1914 – 1918 Launch

BJT Great WarthumbThe latest work of legendary Vice Principal Brian Todd, Inst and Instonians at War, 1914 – 1918, will be available just before the annual Remembrance Ceremony which takes place on Tuesday 11/11/14 at 11.25 am. The dining hall will be open for refreshments from 10.45am and copies of the book, priced at £45, will be sold then.

Principal and First Minister

IMG 0173-001 thumbThe Principal, in her role as President of The Association of School Leaders NI, welcomed First Minister Mr Peter Robinson to open the annual ASCL conference 6.11.14. The theme of the conference was "Building for the Future" with guest speakers discussing the changing role of technology in teaching and learning and how to support pastoral leaders. Dr Stephen Farry, Minister of Employment and Learning addressed ASCL on the second day of the conference, focusing on the role of employers in careers education in schools. The focus on raising standards considered the various measures of value added in schools.

Charity Concert 2014

charityconcertthumbThe annual Charity Concert will take place this year on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November at 7.30 in the Common Hall.

The concert is given in aid of CLIC Sargent and The Simon Community, and the programme will cover the vast and eclectic range of musical styles to which Inst audiences have become accustomed, from Handel (“Hallelujah”, “See the conquering hero”) and Bach (“Flocks in pastures green”) to Snow Patrol (“Run”) and The Who (“Pinball Wizard”).