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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:58

It is that time of the year– the cold winter days, the players slipping on the turf covered in the morning dew, warm fragrance of coffee rising from the tuck-shop and the aromas of cheesy toasted sandwiches.  Winter is on its way and, with it, the festive school derbies!

On Saturday 9 May, Camps...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:58

In line with Cancer Week, Mrs Narun was invited to share her cancer story. Having been a secretary at the school for many years before moving to work at the Sports Science Institute, Mrs Narun was welcomed warmly by the pupils. After being diagnosed from an extremely young age with breast cancer, she spoke on her...