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 Remembrance: Commemorating the Centenary

rem1 thumbRBAI has lost many members of its family in various conflicts throughout its history; the festival of Remembrance, then, while always poignant, was never more so than in 2018. To celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice which brought peace at the end of ‘The Great War’, it was fitting that the School remembered the fallen, and those affected by war.

2018 Scholarship & Exhibition Programme Opens

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Driven by core values of excellence and participation, RBAI is renowned for the range of opportunities it offers its pupils. The Scholarship & Exhibition programme rewards excellence and outstanding ability, giving our most talented academics, sportsmen and performing artists the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential.