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Headteacher sparks debate by asking why schools finish for summer with a half-day

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Get the M.E.N.'s Manchester Family newsletter for all the latest from school closures to ways to entertain the kids A headteacher sparked quite the debate by asking why schools close early on the last day of term.

Finishing at lunchtime is something that's become a tradition in many schools - meaning parents have to sort extra childcare or take a day's holiday so they can pick their children up early.

But the reason why schools do it isn't really clear. In fact primary school headteacher Alex Rawlings took to Twitter to ask the question himself. READ MORE: "A s*** show of a year for kids": Why school bubbles were destined to fail Explaining that he put a stop to it at his school, he said: "Can anyone tell me what the rationale for ending

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