Our Campus

Regarded as one of the most beautiful and expansive schools in Western Australia, Guildford Grammar School sits on almost 100 hectares of undulating land. Surrounded by vast bushland, our picturesque grounds and impressive campus on the banks of the Swan River offer plenty of wide-open spaces for our students to explore – all just 20 minutes from the centre of Perth.

The sprawling natural landscape provides extraordinary nature-based learning opportunities and allows for a diverse range of sporting activities, with our main playing fields and rowing shed located on site.

Transport links are also on our doorstep. An adjoining train station provides a direct link to the city and western suburbs. The main highways to the north and east pass our boundary, and the Domestic and International airports are just a short distance away. Guildford Grammar School offers a private bus service incorporating nine separate routes for the convenience of our families.

Transport links are also on our doorstep. An adjoining train station provides a direct link to the city and western suburbs. The main highways to the north and east pass our boundary, and the Domestic and International airports are just a short distance away. Guildford Grammar School offers a private bus service incorporating nine separate routes for the convenience of our families.

Want to explore our campus for yourself?

Take our Virtual Tour, or join us on a School Tour.

Our School Tours invite prospective families to meet our friendly staff and discover the extraordinary opportunities available at our School. Explore our beautiful campus first-hand and see our meaningful learning experiences in action.

We offer:

Tours for all years from Kindergarten to Year 12 and boarding.

Four group tours each year, one each term.

Private tours may be arranged by contacting our Admissions team.

Our facilities

Guildford Grammar School’s magnificent Chapel holds great significance in WA history, as well as in the hearts and minds of all past and present students. The Chapel of St Mary and St George has been part of the life of the School since 5 July 1912 when its Foundation Stone was laid and is recognised as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Australia.

Central to the Christian ethos lived out in the Anglican tradition within the School, the Chapel is a place for prayer, quiet reflection and worship. All students attend Chapel services, congregational singing and participate in the Christian and religious education classes of the School.

In 1910, Guildford Grammar School’s first Church of England appointed Headmaster, Percy Henn, secured an endowment from wealthy London merchant Cecil Oliverson – to personally finance the construction of a suitable chapel on the School grounds.

Designed by prominent English architect, Sir Walter Tapper, the Chapel’s construction was supervised by his son, Michael. Work commenced in March of 1912, with the Foundation Stone being laid on 5 July, then the Feast Day of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Sir Walter designed the chapel based on purely Gothic principles. The seats in the nave are arranged in the traditional collegiate manner, with the stalls facing each other. Above the stalls runs a ‘monk’s walk’. In medieval times, the monks would descend from their living quarters to their place of worship via similar passageways. 

The stone used in the building is a sandstone from Donnybrook in WA. The marble flooring comes from Italy and Belgium, while the woodwork is hand-carved oak worked by English craftsmen and specially brought out to Western Australia.

The Chapel itself stands 21 metres high and boasts a reredos regarded as unequalled in beauty in Australia. With its blaze of blue and gold, it is one of the most striking features of the Chapel. The main wood framework is heavily carved, gilded and painted. The panels, representing the lives of our Lord, our Lady and St. George, are painted in tempera, a mixture of egg yolks and other materials.

The Chapel was consecrated on 25 March, 1914 by the Bishop of Perth. This date is celebrated annually as ‘Lady Day’, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the School community remembers its founders and the significance of the day in its history.

We believe reading is critical to instilling a passion for learning and spirit of inquiry. The Hamilton Library located at the Senior School and the Hamersley Resource Centre located at the Preparatory School provide all students with a suite of skills, resources and programs to discover, evaluate and apply information effectively now and for the future. 

During 2021, the Hamilton Library was refurbished and transformed into a modern and innovative learning space, supporting quality teaching practice, student collaboration and deeper learning.

From Kindy onwards, students are encouraged to develop a love of literature and reading for recreation and enjoyment. Our Library Services host junior and senior book clubs once a fortnight, where library staff facilitate lively discussions and online activities.

Our team of professional library staff are always available to direct, guide and advise students in their quests to become independent lifelong learners. Teachers also collaborate with library staff when planning and preparing their lessons and resources.

Homework Help is offered in the Senior Library after school, with Old Guildfordians assisting current students with their subjects and general study tips. This is currently offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30-5.30pm.

The Library is open from 7.45am to 5.30pm on school days, including recess and lunchtime for students who wish to study and research, or just read and relax.

As a founding member of the Public Schools’ Association since 1905, Guildford Grammar School is home to exceptional sporting opportunities and facilities that are all situated on our School campus, including:

  • The Cecil Oliverson Gymnasium, incorporating:
    • A full-sized indoor multi-purpose indoor gym
    • Fully equipped fitness centre 
  • Priestly Hall indoor gymnasium
  • The H C Small Boatshed for rowing
  • Full size Olympic standard Hockey Turf
  • A 25-metre heated swimming pool in the Preparatory School
  • A 50-metre heated swimming pool in the Senior School
  • 12 hardcourt and 6 grass tennis courts
  • 9 full size outdoor basketball courts and 1 outdoor junior basketball court
  • 6 full size outdoor netball courts and 2 junior netball courts
  • 2 beach volleyball courts
  • 8 turf cricket nets and 9 synthetic cricket nets
  • Various outdoor playing fields, Sports Ovals and the Flats catering for:
    • football
    • rugby and touch rugby
    • soccer
    • cricket
    • hockey
    • athletics
    • cross country and triathlon

Our world-class co-educational Boarding House is located on the northern side of Terrace Road, providing stunning views across our 100-hectare campus to the Swan River.

Officially opened in 2021, the unrivalled purpose-built facility can accommodate over 130 boarders with separate and secure living areas for girls and boys, as well as spacious common areas and lounges for relaxation, study and group gatherings.

The Boarding House accommodates several residential staff and their families and includes a dedicated Parents’ Lounge to welcome and refresh boarding parents. The Boarding House’s bright, comfortable and contemporary spaces are designed for modern day living and always with our boarders’ needs at the forefront.

All boarders dine together in the School Dining Hall, a grand space rich in history and located at the centre of the School. However, the Boarding House also includes kitchenettes throughout, to support our boarders in developing their culinary skills.

Within our impressive campus there is an abundance of space for boarders to explore, play sport, swim, go fishing, ride bikes or exercise around our expansive grounds.

Explore our world-class Boarding House.