KMPF works to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people from challenging backgrounds who might not otherwise consider progression to higher education.
Since 2007, we have worked with 26,530 young people in Kent and Medway. 85% of these young people have had no prior experience of university within their family and 70% were classified as ‘disadvantaged’ using at least one of four national deprivation indicators.
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:
81% of the young people we worked with went on to get a first degree (an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts award). This compares with a national average of 82%, taken from a population that includes young people from the most advantaged backgrounds in the country.
64% of the young people we worked with achieved a 1st or 2:1 in their degree programme.
31% of the most disadvantaged young people we worked with (nearly 4,000) went on to university aged 18 or 19, compared to just 20% of their peers from similar backgrounds in Kent and Medway.
The support we provide creates long-term impact for young people: 78% of pupils supported and tracked by KMPF have experienced a positive move in terms of their social mobility, (measured by the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification).
The most recent results were presented by Sharon Smith (Director of HEAT) at the October 2017 Operations Group and are available to view at KMPF Monitoring and Evaluation Presentation October 2017.