MANY poorer pupils are bright enough to understand their own limited prospects, it has emerged.
A new study of social mobility found bright, poor pupils understood their place in the social hierarchy just as well as their public school counterparts.
11-year-old state school pupil Tom Booker said: “I’ve done some research in my spare time, and basically everyone in a position of power seems to have gone to a fee-paying school.
“And our politicians don’t seem clever, in fact they’re dicks, so I guess it is who you know.
“If I bust my arse I might get to be an assistant bank manager, which doesn’t really appeal so I’ll probably get into drugs.”