Wetherby pastoral groups are known as Tributaries, or Tribs for short, and have each been named for one of London’s hidden rivers. Our Tribs are Effra, Fleet, Ravensbourne, Tyburn and Walbrook. These are a nod to the ancient history of our city and encourage a healthy rivalry with inter-house competitions in sport, debating and other activities.

The Tribs serve to build vertical links throughout the school and create smaller communities within the larger whole and provide more opportunities for pupil leadership. The Sixth Form boys support the younger members and co-ordinate the Trib teams in the various sporting, artistic and intellectual competitions that take place throughout the year.


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 (


The largest of London’s underground rivers, it originates in Hampstead. It gives its name to Fleet Street and has many cultural references, from Oliver Twist to Sherlock Holmes.

Head of Fleet: Miss Abbey Twomey (


Industry dominates the history of this river, with multiple corn mills located on the banks during the 11th century and this has continued to present day.

Head of Ravensbourne: Miss Lillian Maroudi (


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: Miss Angela Page (


As one of the ‘lost rivers of London’, this is named after the brook that surrounded the London Wall, originally built by the Romans. The modern-day landmark located near the river is the Bank of England.

Head of Walbrook: Mr Paul Nockels (

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