Belfast Royal Academy - founded 1785


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Welcome to Belfast Royal Academy

All today’s after-school cricket and athletics at Roughfort have been cancelled due to the bad weather.


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Primary Six pupils and their parents are invited to come along to our
AQE Information Session and Open Morning

Saturday 16th May 2015
9:30am – 11:30am
Headmaster’s Talks: 9:45am & 10:45am
Prospective Sixth Form pupils are also welcome

We will provide information on the AQE Assessment and offer personal assistance to complete all the necessary forms. You will be able to view the classrooms used for the assessment, tour our facilities, meet staff and pupils and experience the wealth of academic and extra-curricular activities on offer.

At Belfast Royal Academy, children who sit the test with us do so in small classrooms with other pupils from their own primary school. Feedback from parents last year was very positive, “Belfast Royal Academy could not have done more to put both pupils and parents at ease. They are to be congratulated for the friendly, professional atmosphere they created.”

Belfast Royal Academy offers 350 test places and 200 Form I places. The Academy is a popular choice and we recommend that parents apply to AQE early; registration opens on Tuesday 5th May and closes on Friday 11th September 2015.

For more information on the AQE Common Entrance Assessment, please visit the AQE website


The Academy opposes the proposed cuts to the Education Budget. We would appreciate your support on the matter – click here to read our response to the budget cuts and how you can help.
Headmaster: Mr. J. M. G. Dickson. ElosInternation Schools

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