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


Good Luck to the 1st XV!

Well school cup thumbdone to the players, coaches and supporters who made yesterday’s victory in the semi-final of the Schools’ Cup at the Kingspan Stadium special and enjoyable. The team was convincing and determined, our crowd supportive and respectful. Everyone watching appreciated the early mornings and tough sessions that go into making such a result possible.



Alex is Man of the Match in Linfield Debut

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Congratulations to Alex Moore, 14K, who not only made his debut playing for Linfield on Saturday, but was awarded man of the match as well. The school is extremely proud of Alex, whose performance, composure and ability to excel under pressure have been praised by Linfield manager David Healy.



Founders’ Assembly 2017

Chairman of the Board of Governors Mr Colin Gowdy Head of School Theo Millar and the Principal Miss Janet Williamson icon

This year’s Founders’ Assembly was especially significant as it marked the10 year anniversary of the appointment of our principal, Miss Janet Williamson. This, along with the thought-provoking speeches of both our guest speaker, Mr. Colin Russell and Head of School, Theo Millar, as well as the magnificent musical renditions given by the orchestra, made for a momentous and memorable occasion. 


Inchmarlo Top of the League at AQE

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There is a new spring in the step of our P7's this morning following an outstanding set of AQE results at the weekend.  All of the boys achieved above the entry score for RBAI from last year with over 50% of the boys achieving over 110. Most importantly all the boys’ test scores accurately reflected the tracking that we have in place since they first joined the school.