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


New Zealand Rugby Tour 2017

At the end of term in June 45 boys from Year 11 & 12 and 6 staff departed from Dublin for New ZealandThumb Squad at Departure Dublin

on a three-week rugby tour. The tour coincided with the final week of the Lions tour and meant that NZ was in a bit of a rugby frenzy at the time.  We were transported around NZ by Kyle and his bus from Kiwi Experience which gave us plenty of opportunity to take in the fabulous scenery.


A cricket season to remember!

This was an outstanding Year for the Cricket Club at RBAI.Thumbs McCullough Cup League Winners 2017

Remarkably we won 5 out of the 7 schools’ cup competitions we entered.

The 1st XI won the Schools’ Cup for a record 10th time in the 32 year history of the competition.

AS/A2 & GCSE Examination Results 2017

Well done to the Sixth Form on their AS and A2 examination results; it is always a privilege to share theresults Thumb

positive outcomes and what this means for our boys’ university, career paths opening up and the wonderful sense of fulfilment having achieved one’s goals and ambitions. Well done to the boys, their teachers, mentors and families – team RBAI.


Cricket: RBAI Win the Schools’ Cup!

RBAI 1st XI with the Schools Cup thumbMany congratulations to the 1st XI cricket team on winning the Ulster Bank Schools' Cup for the 10th time in the 32 year history of the competition. The victory will go down as one of the quickest and most emphatic ever in the history of the Schools' Cup. The 1st XI dismissed Wallace for 43 and needed only 51 balls to reach this total, with the loss of only 1 wicket.