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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With the help of a very generous donation from the school, myself and nine RBAI pupils set off to Amsterdam on the 3rd of July 2017 to begin what would turn out to be the trip of a lifetime. The 23 days would be the longest I had ever been away from home, yet my excitement for the weeks ahead blocked out any nerves I might otherwise have been feeling.


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.