Nestled discreetly behind Unley Road, Walford has been a hidden gem in beautiful Hyde Park for over a century.

Our campuses are more than just a place of education – they are a sanctuary where students can thrive, explore, and forge lifelong friendships.

Beyond its unassuming exterior lies two campuses and a spacious playing field down the road, accommodating students from early years to Year 12.

This hidden urban oasis offers more than meets the eye, providing a delightful surprise for those discovering its charm and academic excellence.

Junior School Campus

From enchanted play spaces to cosy reading nooks adorned with vibrant colours and soft cushions, our Junior School sparks creativity and joy.

Alongside these whimsical realms of play, the campus boasts our Early Learning Centre, extensive Junior Library and STEAM Makerspace as well as our swimming pool and state-of-the-art Sports Centre featuring indoor courts, a viewing platform, a fitness room, rowing machines and a movement/dance studio, which is enjoyed by all students from the early years to Year 12.

Our ELC is a co-educational haven for our youngest learners. It offers an inclusive and captivating atmosphere, emphasising wellbeing and inquiry-based play, thoughtfully curated within indoor and outdoor environments.

Middle and Senior Campus

Our second campus hosts Middle and Senior School students, including boarders from rural SA, interstate, and overseas. Walford boasts lush grounds, featuring the Heart of Walford for outdoor study and gatherings. Walford embodies tradition and innovation harmoniously by honouring pioneering women who have contributed to the success of the school and providing students with future-focused and modern learning spaces.

Boarding House

The Walford Boarding House is renowned for its caring, family-like atmosphere and the diversity it brings to the Walford community, with girls from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Setting the benchmark in modern boarding facilities, the rooms within the eight apartments are grouped around a central common room and kitchenette, creating a familiar, homely ambience where girls can relax together and feel genuinely at home. All rooms, whether twin or single, include a study area and private bathroom.

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Parks Playing Fields and More

For our sportswomen and athletes, Parks Playing Field and Pavilion, and the boatshed at West Lakes provide outstanding sporting facilities and a focus for training and competition. Elite sports students in the Walford High Performance Academy use these facilities as well as the Sports Centre on the Junior Campus to develop their skills, strength and conditioning.

Campus Renewal Plans

Walford is currently undertaking an extensive campus renewal project, which promises to create contemporary learning spaces that boldly embrace the future while preserving our past.

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Facilities Hire

Various facilities across the School including the Helen Reid Hall, St Elizabeth Chapel, Boarding House and parks pavilion and playing field are available for hire.

From our well-equipped sporting centre and fields to an adaptable theatre space, our campus offers a range of welcoming and convenient spaces for workshops, meetings, and performances.

Bookings and Further Details

Helen Reid Hall

Our versatile auditorium and performance venue, Helen Reid Hall, can accommodate up to 340 guests. With tiered seating and professional sound and lighting systems, it's suitable for lectures, presentations, and artistic showcases such as dance and music performances. A kitchen and servery provide catering options upon request.

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St Elizabeth Chapel

Our chapel can accommodate up to 120 people and features stunning stained glass windows by South Australian glass artist, Cedar Prest. The venue is also fitted with modern projection technology, making it suitable for smaller meetings and seminars.

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Sports Centre

Walford's state-of-the-art Sports Centre – including our dance studio and two indoor sports courts with sprung floors – is available for hire.

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Parks Playing Field and Pavilion

Conveniently located at the corner of Belair Road and Unley Road, our playing field and pavilion are available for hire. The field boasts a full-size soccer pitch, as well as a meeting space. Conveniently situated at the intersection of Belair Road and Unley Road, our playing field and pavilion are open for hire. The field boasts a full-size soccer pitch, while the pavilion provides a versatile space suitable for various events, including sit-down gatherings for up to 80 guests. Equipped with a commercial-sized kitchen and modern amenities, it's perfect for hosting meetings, sit-down events and gatherings.

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Boarding House

Our 70-bed Boarding House is available for hire during non-term times only, and subject to approval by the School. Hire can include full catering if required.

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Sports Centre Interior
Sports Centre Exterior
Helen Reid Hall
Boarding House
Parks Playing Field
St Elizabeth Chapel Interior
St Elizabeth Chapel Exterior