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3 Hood Crescent
Shelford is a small school with a wonderful sense of community and an excellent academic tradition. A significant advantage of a Shelford education is the opportunity for every girl to participate in every aspect of school life.
Melbourne Bayside
03 9524 7333
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Ms Polly Flanagan
Early Learning, Primary School, Secondary School
ELC - Yr 12
on application
Co-educational ELC.
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Discipline
  • Educational Support
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Special Needs
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways

Girls perform better in girls’ schools

Girls learn by listening, sharing and reflecting. Their self esteem is positively influenced when they work with strong female role models. A significant advantage of a Shelford education is the opportunity for every girl to participate in every aspect of school life.

Shelford has small class sizes and offers a wide range of VCE and VET subjects. The co-curricular program is very strong and includes music, sport, debating, drama and overseas study tours. It is deliberately designed to allow every student to participate and to discover personal interests and talents.

Shelford is committed to ensuring that its curriculum remains relevant to the world in which our students live today, and which prepares them as global citizens for a future that will be significantly different from the present.

Shelford students succeed because they want to do well and they believe that they can achieve at the highest level. Their teachers share this belief. Every student is encouraged to be passionate about her learning and to embrace the challenges of a changing world.

Your daughter’s future will be shaped by the school you select for her. The wisest choice will be made when the school’s values are known and shared by you.

Students are encouraged to respect others and the environment, to act with integrity, to develop a social conscience and a sense of connectedness to the School and the wider global community.

In 2015 Shelford was placed 3rd girls' school in Victoria for its VCE results, as cited by The Age 17 December 2015.

Shelford at a glance:

• An inclusive school welcoming students from all backgrounds
• Small school with a wonderful sense of community
• Outstanding academic tradition
• Very high university success rate
• Exceptional Performing Arts and Visual Art Programs
• Extensive Sporting opportunities
• Impressive range of subjects at VCE level
• Strong literacy and numeracy focus in Junior School
• Reggio Emilia inspired, co-educational ELC
• Commitment to community service


Welcome to the Shelford Online Prospectus where you will see the Principal give an overview of the advantages of a Shelford education and a current parent outline the reasons that she chose Shelford for her daughters.

You will also hear from students and read quotes from teachers, and learn about some inspiring achievements of Shelfordians( past pupils) that embody Shelford's core values.

There is a direct link to the Admissions Office and Marie De Sousa, who would be delighted to organise a personal tour and provide any additional information that you require.

Shelford Girls' Grammar is delighted to offer a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students for entry in 2021:

  • Junior School General Excellence Award for Entry in Years 3-6
  • Junior School Music Scholarship for Entry in Year 5
  • Senior School General Excellence Award for Entry in Years 7, 9, 10 or 11
  • Senior School Academic Scholarship for Entry in Years 7, 9, 10 or 11
  • Senior School Music Scholarship for Entry in Years 7, 9, 10 or 11

Applications Close: Tuesday 8 October, 2019
Scholarship Examinations: Saturday 12 October, 2019
Music Scholarship Auditions: Thursday 17 October, 2019- Applicants will be advised of their individual audition time.


For enquiries about scholarships please contact the Admissions Office on 9524 7413 or refer to the website - www.shelford.vic.edu.au    


VCE Results 2014 - Shelford 3rd in the state

VCE Results 2015- Shelford 3rd Girls' School in the state

Shelford students have continued a proud academic tradition with outstanding VCE results. Congratulations to the dedicated and talented staff and students. Full details are available on the Shelford website.

Quotes from Shelfordians:

" Shelford made me a strong woman and taught me to stand up for myself and what I believe in!"  - Anne

" Great memories of school, wonderful group of friends and great opportunities"   - Eve

" I remember Shelford being my second home, where my friends were my family and my teachers were my mentors." - Dushi


Past Student Profiles can be accessed via the Feature Story tab where the online School prospectus is featured. It includes quotes from past students (Shelfordians) and their profiles, together with a welcome from the Principal, videos of current students and a current parent and quotes from staff. 

An excellent range of convenient, public transport means that getting to Shelford is easy.

  • 'Met' buses run from Glen Waverley, Mt Waverley and Chadstone areas, and travel along Glen Eira Road stopping at Hood Crescent.
  • Railway transport on the Frankston-Caulfield, Dandenong-Caulfield and Melbourne-Sandringham lines connect with school buses and give convenient and quick access to Shelford.
  • Ripponlea station is the closest station for Shelford students.
  • Trams along Glenhuntly, Balaclava, Dandenong and Glenferrie Roads provide excellent service and also connect with School buses.

Bus Routes

Shelford offers the following Chartered Bus Routes:

Serial 2 Glenhuntly, Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Oakleigh
Serial 3 Ormond, McKinnon, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East
Serial 5 Elwood, Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham
Serial 6 St Kilda, Middle Park, Albert Park, Port Melbourne
Serial 7 Blackburn, Glen Waverley, Mt Waverley, Ashburton, Glen Iris, Malvern East, Caulfield North

For further details please visit the Shelford website

" I feel so privileged to have attended Shelford...my favourite thing about Shelford is the community which is particularly evident in events such as HPA (House Performing Arts)." - Jessica

" Shelford was a place where I really felt safe, and it shaped me into the person I am now. I blossomed with the sense of community." - Georgia

" I loved all the opportunities for sport, good friendships and happy memories." - Nicole

" Shelford served as a brilliant platform and launch pad for me to pursue all of the things that I had always dreamed about." - Alison

" No matter where you go or who you see or talk to, you can guarantee that when the name 'Shelford' is mentioned that eyebrows raise and a smile comes across your face...this is the special bond that we all hold." - Ann

Thank you for for visiting the Shelford Girls' Grammar section on the Non- Government Schools Guide website.We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office on (03)9524 7413 to organise a time to visit the School. Shelford is located in Caulfield and is easily accessed by a variety of transport options.The School enjoys an enviable academic reputation and its size encourages a strong sense of community for its students, parents, staff and past pupils.

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