Our Aims

At Beatrice Tate School we aim to:

  • provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve
  • promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life

Our curriculum is the means by which we will meet our school aims.


We believe that our curriculum at Beatrice Tate School should:

  • help pupils make sense of the world
  • meet the individual needs of all pupils
  • respect their adolescent and young people status
  • reflect and celebrate their multi-cultural diversity
  • extend their range of experiences
  • provide equal access to all pupils across the curriculum
  • celebrate achievement
  • give pupils the opportunity to integrate with others in learning, social and leisure activities
  • develop key skills
  • meet legal obligations

A Positive Choice

Beatrice Tate is a school where individuals are valued and all are expected to give of their best. Our teaching enables pupils to make sense of the world and to operate more effectively within it so that, as individuals, they become more contributing and valued members of society.

Beatrice Tate School is a purpose-built day school for pupils aged 11-19 whose educational needs cannot adequately be met in mainstream schools. The school was built in 2013 and provides a high quality learning environment for 97 pupils, all of whom have an Education, Health and Care Plan. The school offers all pupils a broad balanced and differentiated curriculum with full entitlement to the National Curriculum.

Ofsted Report

The school was last inspected by Ofsted on the 27th April 2016. 

The school continues to be outstanding.

“The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school continues to meet the needs of pupils who have a wide range of severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Since the last inspection the school has moved to a new, purpose-built building on a different site a few miles from the old school. The move was managed with minimal disruption to pupils and leaders have not been distracted from continuing to raise teaching and learning standards throughout the school. Pupils and parents are now benefiting from the additional resources and creative spaces available at the new site.”

A full copy of the report can be accessed using the link on the homepage of the website.

Safeguarding Statement

At Beatrice Tate School we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at Beatrice Tate School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michael Whaley (Headteacher) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Wayne Hazzard (Deputy Headteacher), Kerri Ovel and Diana Roig (Assistant Headteachers)

Child Protection Procedure

It may be helpful to know that Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority requires headteachers to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse to Social Services including non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.

This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that, where there are grounds for suspicion, it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that headteachers run the risk of upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which, upon investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is for headteachers to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the headteacher was acting in what was believed to be in the child’s best interests.