Welcome to the website of Westerford High School.

Westerford is a co-educational, secular, public high school located in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa.

Westerford is a pupil-centred school that prides itself on a strong academic curriculum, compulsory sport programme and an enthusiastically embraced cultural life.

A focus on the balanced and holistic development of young minds and bodies combined with the motto of "Nil Nisi Optimum", "Nothing but the best", makes it no surprise that we have earned ourselves the reputation of "The school that never sleeps".


Do you have a positive attitude, a love of new and different experiences and the enthusiasm to get involved and take on all the opportunities that a busy, successful school can offer you? Westerford is the place for you!

Latest News

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 22:41

Roll up! Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! From humble beginnings in the form of auditions last year in December, the musical took flight. Following the story of the Beatles, the musical (written by Mr Buwalda) kept audiences on the edge of their seats. Directors, Mr Buwalda and Mr Voerman, had worked...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 22:34

On Tuesday 24 March, the History and Current Affairs society hosted UCT student Josh Broomberg to discuss the implications of his rise to national media attention and the origins of religious extremism.

Broomberg received widespread media attention after an image showing himself and two other team members of...