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


Inter Rail Trip 2017

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As the current year’s scholarships and exhibitions are considered, we take a look at how three of last year’s Year 14 pupils benefited from the school’s generous scheme. Charlie Cloke, JJ Logue and Andrew Knape give an insight into their diverse summer experiences.  


Year 8 Ganaway Residential 2017

GW ThumbOver the course of 3 weeks in September the new Year 8 cohort ventured on their residential trips to Ganaway. Often the highlight of the school year for Year 8 boys the Ganaway experience challenged the boys through a number of adventurous activities such as caving and a high ropes course.

Celebrating Academic Excellence

On Friday 29 September, the spotlight was on academic excellence,Image1 Thumb

as we welcomed more than 50 alumni back to School for an Oxbridge celebration dinner. During the evening, donor Andrew Seth (RBAI 1946-55) joined Colin Gowdy, Chairman of the Board of Governors, and the Principal to officially unveil our newly recreated Oxbridge Honours Boards, recognising more than 300 alumni who have matriculated to either university since 1900.