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 Musicians’ Talent Recognised


Congratulations to Year 14 pupil Josh Cargill and Robbie Marrs of last year’s Year 14 who have both beaten off stiff competition from other young musicians from throughout the UK to be accepted for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Prize Distribution 2017


The Annual Prize Distribution took place on Thursday, 19th October. Students, parents, governors and staff came together to celebrate the curricular and reflect on the co-curricular achievements of pupils following another year of ‘Excellence and Participation’.

Academic Excellence

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Top candidates in CCEA Summer 2017 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examinations. RBAI students have been awarded first, second and third highest marks in five subjects.

R.B.A.I. Charity Concert 2017 - Nov 23rd/24th

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The Concert this year is given in aid of Everyday Harmony Music Therapy. The Inst Music department promises two evenings filled with variety and colour, with music ranging from choral and orchestral works by the great Henry Purcell to a spectacular finale which fuses classical, folk, jazz and rock’n’roll.