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 21, 2016 - 08:11

On Thursday the 8th of September, Drama Society held a Charades Event in the Jubilee Hall during the hour-long break. The event was well-attended, with over thirty pupils making an appearance, most of them juniors eager to obtain the coveted final signatures of their spirit passports.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 08:10

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.”

― Nelson Mandela


On Thursday 15th September, a panel of five Grade 11 students opened a discussion to a hall full of Westerfordians. The topic: institutionalised racism, discrimination, and...