Physical Education

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, football, hockey, athletics, volleyball, basketball, badminton and judo.

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 and canoeing in Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre. 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.


Throughout the year, Pupils at Beatrice Tate compete for the school in several inter-borough sporting events such as Panathlon Challenge and Panathlon Football Cup. 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 Mile End Park 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.