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, August 15, 2017 - 15:25

Music Tour

On the 2nd of July, twenty Westerfordians, accompanied by Mr. le Roux and Mrs. Penny and their respective spouses, set off for Cape Town International Airport. This group consisted of Grade 10 and 11 subject and non-subject Music pupils, about to go on the Music tour. Our first...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:21

Taxi Cab: The Ride of your Life

It’s the 27th of July, and for a Thursday night Westerford is surprisingly alive. However, this isn’t any ordinary night. This isn’t any ordinary Thursday night either. After months of anticipation and a week of stressful, late-night...