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 5, 2015 - 13:14

During the long break on Thursday the 30th of April, Interact held a cancer-ribbon-making event where participants worked together to assemble ribbons representing the colour of a certain type of cancer. This event formed part of Cancer Week, during which most cultural and service societies hold cancer-...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 13:13


On Tuesday 28 April HCA hosed Michal Singer, an archivist at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, to talk about her work there and the importance of historical documentation.

2015 marks 70 years since the end of WW2 and The Holocaust and HCA will be commemorating it with events throughout the year....