International Students

Recognised as one of the top 10 schools in Australia, Walford warmly welcomes international students from all parts of the world.

International Reputation

Established in 1893, Walford Anglican School for Girls offers a rich tradition together with a modern and innovative approach to education. Walford is a school with an international reputation, highly regarded for our record of outstanding academic success. Our boutique style campus ensures every student is known by name and cared for by inspirational staff.

Our graduates travel the world to pursue tertiary study through the alternate pathways we offer for university entrance.

High Achievement

Walford has a reputation for consistently high academic achievement and our final school Certificate and International Baccalaureate Diploma results reflect this each year.

Our University entrance scores over the last five years show that an average of 14% of Walford students received a score placing them in the top 1% of Australian students. 47% were placed in the top 5% of Australian students and 62% of our students were placed in the top 10% of Australian students.

Academic Excellence

Realising Potential

The educational journey for girls at Walford takes place within a learning environment where achievement is celebrated, positive thinking is encouraged and support is offered freely. The broad curriculum and range of co-curricular opportunities enable students to discover their strengths and realise their potential.

University Pathways

Walford students are able to individually select their pathway to University by studying either the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the South Australian Certificate of Education. There is a strong sense of engagement and a genuine desire to achieve their goals. Highly qualified teachers who are passionate about their subjects work closely with the girls in an atmosphere of collaboration and respect. This culture fosters exemplary results.

Each year the majority of Walford graduates accept a wide variety of University placements from Adelaide, interstate and overseas.

Adelaide - A Great City for Students:

Adelaide is a safe, affordable and friendly city. It is one of the best designed cities in the world and renowned for its lifestyle and ease of living. The Economist Intelligence Unit recently ranked Adelaide the fifth most liveable city in the world.

Our students enjoy visiting the Central Market and eateries nearby. They find a cosmopolitan range of cuisine both to remind them of home and to explore new taste sensations. Within easy distance from school, students enjoy swimming, movies, national sporting events, shopping and parks.

Walford is located only 4kms from Adelaide’s Central Business District, 15 minutes from Adelaide Airport and 10 minutes from the picturesque beaches along our foreshore. The School is serviced by excellent bus routes and the campus features 7 acres of modern facilities and playing fields.

Info-graphic video showcasing Adelaide

Boarding at Walford

The Walford Boarding House is one of the best in Australia, providing: ensuite bathrooms, lounges, kitchenettes, recreation spaces, indoor and outdoor dining café style, and internet access.

The location of the boarding house within the campus provides an integrated and safe community for students to be able to enjoy the full range of school facilities during the week and on weekends. The art centre, music complex including practice rooms, library and sporting facilities are all at their doorstep.

Our Boarding House

Care and Support for our Students

At Walford, we provide a caring and nurturing environment for our students. The size of the School allows for each girl to be known and to feel a strong connection to the community. Students are cared for and supported by an International Student Coordinator and have access to student and careers counsellors at all times.

As part of our support program, students are offered specific language classes, and one on one, or small group tutoring.

Catering for Girls

Results show that girls who attend girls’ schools achieve significantly stronger academic results when compared with those in co-educational environments.

Walford students are provided with opportunities to be leaders without gender stereotyping.

Students from around the World

Walford proudly educates students from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Spain, Germany, and United Arab Emirates, and we welcome students from many other countries too.

Feeling Connected

'Walford is a great school,
it’s like a big family. I love that our Principal gets
to know all of us and remembers our names.'
Korapin - Thailand

Safe and Friendly Atmosphere

'At Walford everyone is really kind and friendly to each other. Adelaide is a beautiful city, it is peaceful, not too crowded, safe and has wonderful weather.' Lisa - Malaysia

Hear from our boarding community

Boarding Handbook

Our boarding house is a happy, vibrant community where the mix of boarders and the contributions of their families adds much to the tapestry of our School.

We trust you will find this booklet informative as you learn more about boarding at Walford.

Boarding Handbook

International Student Handbook

The International Student Handbook contains everything you need to know to prepare for your study experience at Walford.

International Student Handbook

Enrolment Process for International Students

Walford welcomes applications from international students.

Application and Enrolment Process

Fees for International Students

The fee schedule outlines tuition fees, non-tuition charges and boarding fees as well as other charges for the period of study.

Fees and Charges for International Students

Our Agents

Walford has agreements with a number of respected overseas agents to assist families with assessment, enrolment and visa applications.

Agents Details

Contact Us

Selecting the right school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make.

We warmly invite you to explore our School further and to speak with us about the benefits of a Walford education.

Use this form to register your interest in Walford. The Director of Admissions, Ms Libby Emery, will contact you promptly by email to answer any queries and explain the application process.

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