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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 08:02

Monday the 19th September marked the much-anticipated start of Acts of Random Kindness Week. Each pupil at the school was assigned a randomly chosen fellow pupil to show a little kindness to during this time. Be it flowers, chocolate, an encouraging message, cake or a friendly hug, the aim was to make...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 08:01

The week of the 19th of September marked a new milestone in Westerford history, the first ever Westerford fitness tests. These tests were set up find out both the fitness of the individuals being tested, as well as the average fitness of each class and grade. These tests took place in the Southern Centre and on...