We have worked hard since 1953 to establish ourselves as one of this country’s leading schools. The school was established as an alternative to the more traditional monastic schools in the area and we remain convinced that co-education offers a better and more nurturing educational environment than that of a traditional single sex school, while continuing to provide exceptional standards of teaching and scholarship. Westerford’s co-curricular programme places a strong emphasis on sport (particularly team sport) and in addition, provides pupils with a rich and diverse range of cultural activities, as there are more than thirty societies and service groups, with a particular emphasis on Music and Art.
There are approximately 900 pupils at Westerford with equal numbers of boys and girls. We plan for a maximum class size of 35 pupils, with many classes being much smaller. There are about 80 staff members employed at Westerford. The school has a fine reputation throughout the country for high levels of achievement in many spheres, perhaps most notably in the academic sphere.
We have a strong drama tradition, an excellent Music Department (with each teacher being an expert in a particular facet of Music), and thriving Art and Technology Departments.This is, of course, in addition to the full range of conventional cademic subject departments. Westerford has a wide range of opportunities for leadership: Prefects, a Representative Council of Learners, representation on the Board of Governors, and leaders who run the many Clubs and Societies in the school.
Both the parents and pupils play a significant part in bringing our goals to fruition and their involvement and participation in Westerford activities are actively encouraged.
Rob le Roux