GOING to school is largely a waste of time, according to experts.
Experts at the Institute for Studies found that league tables were irrelevant and that pupils attending any school emerged precisely as stupid or intelligent as when they entered.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “School has two main purposes – to stop children making their parents’ lives a misery and to confirm their social status as either ‘posh’ or ‘dispensable’.
“There is nothing really you learn at school that you could not get from reading every Sherlock Holmes story and then spending a few hours looking at an atlas.”
Father-of-two Stephen Malley said: “I don’t really remember anything from school except one lunchtime when I drank so much milk that I puked.
“Oh, and one time someone brought a kestrel in.”