Angelina: School's out

Angelina Jolie has criticised conventional schools saying they can't cater to her children's needs.

The mother-of-six said today's education system hasn't caught up with the modern way of life, preferring to home-school her and Brad Pitt's children.

Angelina, who turns 36 tomorrow, told The Independent:

"I do think we live in a different age and the education system hasn't caught up with our children and our way of life," she said.

"But we travel and I'm the first person to say, 'Get the schoolwork done as quickly as possible because let's go out and explore'.

"I'd rather them go to a museum and learn to play guitar and read and pick a book they love."

'Brangelina's' hectic work commitments would make it difficult to keep their children in one school as they often have to travel around the world for lengthy periods.

Angelina is keen to ensure they receive the best education possible, despite the complications, but she's also admitted to being anxious about getting it right.

"I wish there was a book every parent could read that tells you how to navigate through the school system, and how to tailor the education for your children and their interests," she said.