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, September 12, 2014 - 10:37

Congratulations to Mia Todd, Helen Dugmore and Lucy Wills on winning the Junior Rotary Debating League, wherein over forty schools compete. After beating Springfield in the final, having gone through the round-robin and knock-out stages, these three Westerfordians became the 2014 winners! Well done on keeping...

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 15:20

On Thursday 4th September, HCA hosted Debbie Matthee, a journalist who travelled Rwanda and Uganda to research her radio documentary “Finding it within ourselves” in which she interviews people affected by the conflicts in those areas - both victims and perpetrators. It addresses the...