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

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:22

It is not often one can say that one began the week with an address from one of South Africa’s leading politicians, however, this week the Westerford community could boast just that.   On Monday, the 19th of June - as part of our celebrating of Youth Day and our...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:10


If one were to have roamed the passageways on the 11th May, one might have wondered what that delicious smell was coming from Mrs Lamont’s classroom. The answer: spring rolls and Chinese noodles.

Last Thursday Foreign...