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

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 20:50

April 10th 2014 was the date that signified the TEDx:WesterfordHighSchool day. The event organisation has been underway since last year when resident teacher, Mrs Lexi Van Kets, received notification of the official TED licence that one must obtain in order to host a TEDx event.

The Westerford High School TEDx event ran around the...

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 20:00

Jesse Johnson (8) and Gideon Stephan (11) recently returned from the Swimming Nationals held in East London. Jesse qualified to swim in 7 events and made it into the finals for all of them, achieving his personal best. He then went on to receive a bronze medal for the 100 metre free-style, a silver medal for the 200 metre individual medley and gold...