Identifying your students
Progression Mentors and Key Contacts work with the KMPF Support Team to identify students who are likely to benefit most from taking part in KMPF and KaMCOP higher education outreach opportunities. Experience tells us that these are students who firstly have the academic potential to progress to HE, but are unlikely to do so without additional support.
These students in schools where KMPF outreach activities are offered, are referred to as the KMPF Cohort:
- Students whose parents or guardians have no experience of university or higher education - these students are identified by completion of a KMPF baseline form
- Students from neighbourhoods with low progression rates to higher education - this is determined by postcode using POLAR 4, which is the latest measure of young participation in higher education. It measures the proportion of young people who enter higher education aged 18 or 19 between the years 2009-10 and 2014-15. This information is collected through KMPF baseline forms
- Students experiencing additional barriers to HE progression, such as being in care, disabled or a young carer
How are students identified as part of the KMPF Cohort within your school?
In schools where KaMCOP outreach activities are offered, students referred to as the KaMCOP Cohort are identified by postcodes which indicate:
- Low levels of participation in higher education
- A 'participation gap' – i.e. GCSE attainment information tells us that participation in higher education could be higher
- Being situated within areas of relative deprivation
How are students identified as part of the KaMCOP Cohort within your school?
If your school is eligible to take part in both KMPF and KaMCOP outreach activities, you will receive confirmation of your KaMCOP Cohort in your KMPF Baseline Summary Reports.
If your school is only eligible to take part in KaMCOP activities you can check individual postcodes using KMPF's postcode checker. Alternatively, you can contact the KMPF Support Team who can check postcodes for groups of students and confirm who is part of the KaMCOP Cohort.
KaMCOP ward postcode checker
Some KaMCOP activities are available for students who live in KaMCOP wards to apply directly and you can check if a postcode is within a KaMCOP ward using the search tool below: