Oakhill School was founded in 1992 as an Association governed by a Constitution. It is registered as an independent school with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and is a member of the Independent Schools’ Association of South Africa (ISASA).
The school is governed by a Board elected from the parent body and the wider community. Its duties and responsibilities are to appoint the Head of School, and under his or her guidance, the teachers. The Board continually assesses the direction of the school and strategises to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oakhill.