Definition of Cockney school in English:

Cockney school

noun

derogatory, historical
  • A group of 19th-century writers, including Leigh Hunt, John Keats, and William Hazlitt, belonging to a literary circle based in London; also more fully "Cockney School of Poetry".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Lockhart (1794–1854), writer and literary editor.