Fairmont High School

Fairmont High School

Fairmont High School is an English medium public school located centrally in Durbanville. Established in 1977, this school has become a well-known figure in the community and now boasts around 1400 learners.

Through their motto, “We strive for excellence”, they maintain their goal to offer their students the opportunity to grow and establish themselves through academic pursuits, cultural involvements and sports and leadership activities. Their continuously evolving learning environment enables their students to excel each year academically and enjoy the various opportunities presented to them.

Over the years, Fairmont High School has grown to be one of the leading Cape Town schools. The school strives to nurture their learners to embrace a friendly, respectful attitude and encourage excitement to participate in school activities. This is where their core values of respect, integrity, service and excellence fit best into what they do.

More about academics

Fairmont High School is ranked as a consistently high performing academic institution in South Africa. This is maintained through achieving top places in the district on an individual and institutional basis. Several of their learners also achieve top places in individual subjects. They maintain their results through a positive attitude from parents, learners and educators, well-equipped classrooms, and keeping classrooms between 15 to 30 learners each.

The Grade 8 and 9 subjects include:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Life Orientation

The Grade 10 to 12 compulsory subjects include:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

The Grade 10 to 12 choice subjects include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • CAT (Computer Applications Technology)
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • EGD (Engineering Graphics and Design)
  • Consumer Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Music
  • Design
  • Visual Art

More about sport

This school has a proud tradition of sporting achievements and participates in various sporting codes. Several past learners of this school have participated and excelled in Olympian, National and Provisional sports activities, which is a true testament to the care and passion experienced during their years with the school.

Summer sport includes:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Indoor hockey
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo

Winter sport includes:

  • Chess
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Table tennis

All year sport includes:

  • Equestrian
  • Squash

More about culture

This high school caters to multi-talented learners through various cultural opportunities to help develop their problem solving and lateral thinking and have an outlet for self-expression. These activities vary from acting and playwriting to hosting talent shows, participating in drama, and partaking in activities like debating.

Additionally, the school hosts over twenty societies for learners to join. These societies currently include:

  • Art Club
  • The Dance Society (TDS)
  • Debating Society/Public Speaking
  • Drama Society
  • E-sport Society
  • Fairmont Choir
  • Fairmont Environmental Association (FEA)
  • Fashion Society
  • First Aid Society
  • Functions & Events
  • Hospitality Society
  • Interact Society
  • JSE Investments
  • Marimba Band
  • Media Appreciation
  • Photography Service
  • Orchestra
  • SCA (Student Christian Association)
  • Science Club
  • Sound & Lighting
  • Wildlife Society



Our Address:

Medway Cres, Durbell, Cape Town, 7550


-33.8544659, 18.641377