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, August 20, 2014 - 07:45

On Sunday the 18th of August, Interact took a group of Westerfordians to the annual One to One Fair at the Good Hope Centre in town. This event was arranged for the mentally handicapped and it ran from 9:30-15:00 with three slots that were approximately 1h30 minutes long. The Matrics were especially...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:41

On the evening of 14 August 2014, Westerford’s Foreign Cultures Society hosted its first ever Italian evening. The money raised from the evening is going towards the Italian subject at Westerford. The event was very successful with almost one hundred people attending.  Westerford pupils, their families...