Wetherby Senior pupils tackled a new challenge, trying their best in a rugby match, this week.
Wetherby Senior’s much-loved house system is known as Tribs, short for Tributaries, since each is named after one of London’s hidden rivers – Effra, Fleet, Ravensbourne, Tyburn and Walbrook.
Creating a fantastic sense of belonging, our Tribs mean boys feel part of Wetherby Senior from their first day, while providing a fun way to make friends in other years and take on leadership responsibilities, particularly amongst our sixth formers.
Our inter-Trib competitions (including music, drama, sport, debating, individual subjects, and more) provide friendly rivalry, alongside cooperation with others in their Trib, as boys work towards winning our coveted end-of-year Thames Trophy.
Flowing between Brixton and Vauxhall, this lost river culminates at the River Thames underneath the current site of MI6.
Head of Effra: Mr Ryan Underwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The largest of London’s underground rivers, Fleet originates in Hampstead. It gives its name to Fleet Street and has many cultural references, from Oliver Twist to Sherlock Holmes novels.
Head of Fleet: Miss Abbey Twomey (email@example.com)
Industry dominates the history of this river, with multiple corn mills located on the banks during the 11th century.
Head of Ravensbourne: Miss Lillian Maroudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another of London’s subterranean rivers, flowing from Marylebone to Vauxhall, via Green Park. The popular tourist attraction, Marble Arch, is located along the route.
Head of Tyburn: Mr James Tibbles (email@example.com)
As one of the ‘lost rivers of London’, Walbrook is named after the brook that surrounded the London Wall, originally built by the Romans. A modern-day landmark, located near this river, is the Bank of England.
Head of Walbrook: Ms Iria Miguez (firstname.lastname@example.org)