Learn about our Team and Culture

We love this industry.

We have the privilege of seeing cultural barriers broken down, and new international friendships made…. some of which last a lifetime!

William Neale

William Neale


“My father started Seafield 33 years ago and I have proudly carried on the family tradition!

When I see our students achieving their goals, whether academic or social, and forming international friendships, I am reminded of why I enjoy working at Seafield so much!

I am proud of the way we care for our students, and of our professional team.”

Margaret Fowler

Margaret Fowler

Director of Studies - Teacher

With over 25 years of experience teaching English at Seafield, Margaret is an experienced, professional and approachable Director of Studies. Her office door is always open to students who want to talk about their studies, progress and academic goals. She enjoys the outdoors, walking or riding to school most days!

Rachael Neale

Rachael Neale

Development Manager

Rachael can usually be found tweaking the systems that help the school to run smoothly. She is professional and friendly with an adventurous spirit, and enjoys chatting to students, finding out about their lives and adventures!
She also absolutely LOVES a good coffee.....

Warner Grenfell

Warner Grenfell


Warner is a professional English language teacher with wide experience in teaching both in New Zealand and abroad. He is a popular teacher and also a keen surfer. On a good day, if you keep a lookout, you might even find him catching a wave at Sumner Beach!

Linda Ross-Smith

Linda Ross-Smith

Academic Manager - Teacher

Linda is an accomplished teacher with wide ranging experience in the TESOL field both in New Zealand and abroad. She speaks Italian, and is known and loved for her ‘traditional pizza’ making classes with her students!

Chikako Neale

Chikako Neale

Student Counsellor

Chikako is just one of the faces behind our student orientation/counselling service. Professional, friendly and approachable, she loves advising and helping students to ensure that their time of study with us is an enjoyable experience.

Jessika Guy-Neale

Jessika Guy-Neale


Jessika is a part-time administrator at Seafield. Friendly and professional, when in the office students can always count on her to take an interest in their wellbeing.

  • Christchurch Campus

Our Promise

Students who choose to study at more than one Seafield campus will enjoy a study experience they will never forget, and only ever pay the Registration Fee once.

Our advanced student management system ensures that every student’s information, academic progress and attendance is continually recorded and accessible at each campus.

Enjoy all that New Zealand has to offer!

Our Success Rates

Student Satisfaction 100%
Student Achievement 98%
Seafield Average Exam Pass Rate 90%
World Average Exam Pass Rate 69%

Welcome to Seafield School of English

Seafield School of English is located in Auckland, New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ and in Christchurch, the ‘Gateway City” to the spectacular South Island of New Zealand.  Both campuses are located near the sea …… something students love about our schools!

Established in 1982, we are a multi award-winning specialist English language school, offering General English courses, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and preparation for the IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams.

Quality Assured – Category 1 

Seafield School of English holds Category 1 status with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and is a member of English New Zealand.

‘Seafield’s success… is reflected in the consistently high levels of learner satisfaction…and the school’s rating among the top English language schools in the world…’  (NZQA report 2014)

Special features of our school include:

  • Ideal locations near the sea
  • Small classes averaging 8 students in size (max. 12)
  • Study pathways to university & other programmes
  • Well-qualified and experienced teachers
  • Free one-to-one after class tutorials
  • Free loan of textbooks
  • Students only ever pay one Registration Fee
  • Free Wi-Fi and computer facilities with free internet
  • Part-time work rights – Seafield has ‘Category 1’ status
  • Accommodation placement services
  • Student advisors who speak a variety of languages
  • After school and weekend activity programmes

Seafield campuses have comfortable classrooms, student library & computer facilities, student common rooms and, of course, friendly and professional staff.

Each campus is ideally located, within easy walking distance to the waterfront, bus services, shops, banks, supermarkets, cafes & bars, public libraries, gyms and other amenities.