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


British Science Association Recognises Pupils’ Success

crest-awards thumbWe are delighted to announce that the British Science Association have recognised the hard work of Inst pupils in competitions and project work through the nationally recognised CREST Awards. In the past year, we have had numerous boys entering competitions to gain Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards that we can now use the CREST logo for school publications and the website.

Fencing: Elite Fencing squad gets the go-ahead

thumbMembers of the elite fencing squad with coach Katie absent - Paul VerdonWe are delighted that we have approval for the formation of a new elite fencing squad. The selected fencers are to have the opportunity to train during their Games period on Wednesday afternoons. Olympic competitor and fencing coach Katie Arup declared, “This is great news for the top fencers at RBAI. It gives them and me, as their coach, the freedom to focus on the technique that is required at the higher level of competition that these boys are now facing.”

Hard Work, Focus, Perseverance: Wise words from Guest Cecil Martin

thumbCecil visits senior players in the Fitness SuiteRBAI pupils were treated to a talk this morning from as very special guest; former NFL player and Sky Sports pundit Cecil Martin. Cecil is a former University of Wisconsin–Madison Football captain, and enjoyed a successful NFL career with Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cecil is also a former winner of the “Ed Block Courage Award”, and annual award presented to an NFL player who has exhibited high levels of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.


Cricket: U12 XI Win the Centenary Cup

U12XI Win The Centenary Cup thumbIn cricket the U12 XI played Methody in the final of the Centenary Cup. Needing 96 win, the RBAI innings got off to the worst possible start with the 2 opening batsmen getting run-out. However excellent batting from Sam McLarnon and Cameron Johnston enabled the team to get close to the winning target. With 4 needed in the last over, after 2 dot balls, Ben Crothers hit the winning boundary for victory.