Walford prepares students for a world of change and opportunity

We are proud of our students’ consistently strong academic results which reflects the positive learning culture that is fostered at Walford, and our School values of Courage, Commitment, Community and Growth.

With a focus on tailoring bespoke pathways for each student, our curriculum is designed to provide girls and young women with the tools needed to think deeply, challenge their perspectives and to engage purposefully in learning that is contemporary and relevant to the world in which they live.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Well done to the Class of 2023 for the following outstanding results!



IB Dux

Scarlett Minney with an ATAR of 95.30


Stella Jolly with an ATAR of 99.60

A Governor of South Australia Commendation Award

Awarded to Mia Worth

Top 1% of the Nation

6% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the nation.

Top 5% of the Nation

28% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the nation.

Top 10% of the Nation

48% attained an ATAR above 90, placing them in the country’s top 10%.

26 Merits

Across seven subjects

18 VET qualifications

Across five certificates

A Grades

Of the 30 subjects studied in Year 12, 58% percent of grades were in the A band.

History of Excellence

2023 Results

2022 Results

2021 Results

2020 Results

2019 Results

2018 Results

Academic Excellence

At Walford, students benefit from a progressive approach to gaining feedback on their academic growth.

Through a model of continuous reporting, students receive comprehensive feedback that supports their ongoing scholastic and personal development. Their learning and achievements are consistently monitored, enhancing their academic abilities and fostering a self-directed learning mindset. This approach also enables ongoing assessment and parental involvement, with parents accessing feedback through our learning management platform. We believe that feedback is essential for cultivating rich learning, fostering a growth mindset, nurturing intellectual engagement, and encouraging students to strive for personal excellence in all they do.

Honour and tradition

The tradition of awarding braids and badges at Walford serves as a symbol of recognition for student engagement in co-curricular activities. Braids, adorned on the blazer sleeve, and badges, displayed on the lapel, stand as tangible tokens of a student's unwavering dedication, commitment, and accomplishments.

Braids are bestowed upon students participating in co-curricular activities where they represent the School in competitions or performances, requiring sustained involvement throughout the academic year. Eligibility for braids is earned after three and six years of continuous engagement in a co-curricular pursuit.

Excellence badges are reserved for exceptional achievement in various sports and music endeavours. They are awarded to members of first division teams and distinguished participants in Big Band 1, ChanterElle, Senior Concert Band, and Senior String Orchestra.

The merit system of braids and badges embodies honour and tradition at Walford, cherished by students who proudly display these symbols of their achievements.