Washington, Oct 19: Pupils at the Elmete Central School in Roundhay, Leeds, were allowed to smoke while they were on a breaks from classes.
The school has been banned from the practice and has been put under a probe after a whistleblower let the authorities know about the happenings in school.
Anti-smoking charity Ash slammed the policy, describing that it is "totally inappropriate."
About 75 pupils with educational and behavioural issues attend the school, the Daily Star reported.
A former head teacher of the school is thought to have played a part in the implementation of the controversial policy, but the new head has been told by the council that regular spot checks are going to be carried out to make sure that the exercise has been stopped. (ANI)