Noel Taylor, the first headmaster, began referring to the institution as Westerford Secondary School and in 1953 the Cape School Board recognised the name. In 1957 when the first pupils matriculated the school became Westerford High School.
Continued development has seen a number of facilities open over the years including an indoor sports centre, seminar rooms, computer laboratories, swimming pool, Imhoff sports grounds and the Jubilee Centre in 2013 celebrating 60 years of ‘Nothing but our best’.
The School currently has 900 pupils and has a fine reputation throughout the country for high levels of achievement in many spheres, most notably academically. Our dedicated, talented and experienced teachers stimulate all our pupils to achieve their best and as a result have developed an innovative programme at the school which has helped make us a leading South African institution. So much so, that in 2010 Westerford was approached by the WCED to offer academic support and management oversight to their new school, Claremont High School, which would deliver quality education to a diverse pupil body from less privileged backgrounds