Last reviewed on 6 September 2023
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Find examples of no smoking policies (including vaping) from primary, secondary and special schools. Develop and review your whole-school policy, to set out your approach to smoking and vaping.

You can decide whether or not you need a stand-alone smoking or vaping policy. It's not statutory, but many schools choose to have one. 

Read our other article if you want to know more about vaping, and use the downloadable factsheet to help inform staff or parents.

Policy examples

Take a look at these examples from other schools. If you're developing a policy from scratch, use our guidance on how to do that, 

Primary examples

Marlow Church of England (CofE) Infant School in Buckinghamshire's policy states that:

  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on site
  • Visitors to the school will be informed about the policy
  • The school will provide support for any staff who want to give up smoking

Hill Top Academy in Doncaster aims to:

Kirk Smeaton CE Primary in North Yorkshire uses its