KMPF works to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people who might not consider higher education as a route to success. This includes those who live in areas with traditionally low progression rates to higher education, as well as those who face additional barriers to progressing to higher education, such as being in care, disabled or a young carer.
Since 2011, 5,185 KMPF activities have been attended by over 63,700 young people in Kent and Medway. Over 70% of these young people have had no prior experience of university within their family and 69% were from areas with low progression rates to Higher Education.
KMPF now holds one of the country’s largest longitudinal datasets demonstrating the impact of outreach activity on young people’s progression rates to HE. This enables us to track each young person after they have left school to identify their progression and outcomes:
- 43% of all students who have attended a KMPF activity since 2011 have progressed to Higher Education.
- More than 70% of the young people we worked with, who went on to complete an undergraduate degree, achieved a first or 2:1 degree classification.
*Figures correct as of 21 August 2019