Wellington House Academy.

Wellington House Academy was a private school near Granby Terrace, Hampstead Road where Charles Dickens was educated between the ages of 12 and 15.


Charles Dickens and Wellington House Academy.

After a row with the owner of Warrens Blacking Factory, Charles Dickens was removed and sent to get an education at the Wellington House Academy in Hampstead Road, Mornigton Place.  As a day scholar he was taught English, French and Latin, writing and mathematics. He and the other boys kept white mice in school desks and it is reported that Charles entertained his classmates by writing stories and plays for them.

Charles attended days at the Wellington House Academy from around the summer of 1824 to around easter time of 1827, when he gained work as a solicitors clerk at Gray’s Inn.







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