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, June 7, 2016 - 13:44

Disrupting Westerford’s whiteness.


On Tuesday the 12th of April, the History and Current Affairs society hosted Disrupting Whiteness, a group of students from UCT who aim to educate pupils on how to appreciate their privilege and the history...

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 08:00

This year the staff and pupils at Westerford are excited to present the popular musical comedy Hairspray!

‘Welcome to the 60’s’...