The Durbanville Schools Foundation was formed in 1997 by a group of forward thinking, concerned businessmen living or working in the greater Durbanville area, and the Trust itself was registered in 1998. The Trustees recognised that the previously disadvantaged primary schools, many of which had been farm schools, were not providing the sort of grounding that was required for the pupils to go on to high school and then matriculate. 

They encouraged nine primary schools to join up and secured the services of a retired headmaster, J.F. (Oom Loekie) van Wyk to act as the active trustee in advancing the capabilities of the schools through projects supported by the DSF.