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

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:54

On Friday the 14th of October, Westerford said their final goodbyes to the Grade 12 students of 2016. This Valedictory ceremony started at 10:45am on Friday morning and was held in the Noel Taylor Hall. Valedictory marks the end of the Grade 12s’ high school careers and the beginning of their...

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 15:44

Transkei Hike

During the recent school holidays the Xhosa Second Additional Grade Eleven learners embarked on our annual Transkei Hike, an experience intended to expose learners to the beauty of the Xhosa culture beyond its language. The journey saw students interact with the Xhosa...