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

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 13:16

Over the past five years, seeds of Chinese language and culture have been sown and grown at Westerford High School. After years of planning and organisation, Wednesday 4th March marked the official opening of Westerford High School’s Confucius Classroom. The inauguration took the form of an evening...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 07:53

On Thursday 5th March, Westerford celebrated its 62nd birthday. The day started with an unexpected twist as pupils had to be evacuated due to a fire at Great Westerford. Both young and Old Westerfordians spent some time baking in the sun and waiting for news of the blaze before the ceremony...