Physical Education


Beatrice Tate School is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff through physical activity and specialised support. Pupils engage in a full and varied program of physical activities in school and use of the outstanding community facilities in Tower Hamlets.


The Physical Education curriculum includes the national curriculum programmes of study and is taught in school by teachers and external professionals. The range of expertise includes tennis, hockey, athletics, seated volleyball, basketball, cricket and dance.

School resources are excellent and are regularly reviewed to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to improve their physical well-being.

Pupils regularly attend a range of sporting facilities in the community and for many pupils these are new experiences. Activities include swimming at Mile End Leisure Centre, judo at Bangdabandu School with a professional judo coach, adventure activities at Mile End Urban Adventure Base and fitness at the UAB Short Breaks Gym. In the autumn term, pupils are offered free ice skating sessions at the Canary Wharf Ice Rink. They are supervised by trained ice skaters and make use of the supportive equipment when on the rink


Pupils at Beatrice Tate compete for the school in several sporting events throughout the year, not only against other schools in Tower Hamlets, but schools from many other London boroughs reaching as far as North West London. Pupils have a positive and determined attitude and always have a fun time at the various events competing and establishing new relationships.

The school organises and annual school Sports Day at two venues; Victoria Park and on campus, where each key stage participate in a range of events all in the hope of being named Sports Day Champions for that day. It’s a fun day for all and we are accompanied by volunteers from Lloyds Bank who help out for the day and race against school staff at the conclusion of the day.

Pupils have benefitted from the opportunity to meet several high profile sporting personalities. Jeanette Kwayke, a member of the Team GB Athletic team, visited the school to give some personal mentoring to our tennis team and was generous enough to bring in her medals. Pupils have also played against members of the London Lions Basketball team in Canary Wharf.