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, February 15, 2017 - 15:58

The Internet and Device Acceptable Use Policy

Recently, all pupils, parents and staff received a copy of the new Internet and Device Acceptable Use Policy (A.U.P.).  Some pupils expressed certain reservations about the content of the policy, worried that the School may now...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:55


On Tuesday 31st January, the smell of pizza was in the air and Woolworths ready-made meal containers were in the bins. It could only mean one thing: a late-night rehearsal.Tuesday’s rehearsal was a bit of a shambles with the fifty-five-minute...