Pew, that's a relief on results
Now, it turns out that those hours on knees could have been wasted as children do no better at church schools than ordinary comprehensives. But - and this is where irony piles on - earlier research shows that coming from a family of regular churchgoers does raise the number of GCSEs a pupil passes.
In other words, churchgoing for a school place is a waste of time, but churchgoing for its own sake helps your kids. If there is a God, He clearly has a sense of humour.