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The KMPF cohort and transport funding

As confirmed at the Partnership Summit, KMPF is delighted to be able to continue to offer funding to schools for transport to outreach activities with our partner universities in 2018-19.

In order to receive funding to cover the full cost of transport, at least two-thirds of students participating must be from the KMPF cohort. The KMPF cohort identifies students who would benefit most from outreach activities.

The KMPF cohort are identified when students complete a /404KMPF baseline questionnaire, and currently includes students who meet any one (or more) of the below criteria:

  • Students with no parental experience of higher education (first generation HE)
  • Students who live in areas with a low progression rate to higher education (based on postcode using POLAR3)
  • Students who live in areas with 3/4 or 4/4 indicators of deprivation (based on postcode)

In 2018-19 KMPF are expanding this to include:

  • Students who live in areas with a low progression rate to higher education (based on postcode using POLAR4)
  • Students who have self-declared a disability on a KMPF baseline

Although this information isn't collected in the KMPF baseline, any students who are in care or are young carers are also considered part of the KMPF cohort

All Progression Mentors will soon receive an email with more details about this, including a list of all students who have completed a KMPF baseline, identifying those who are part of the KMPF cohort.

You can read the full transport funding policy for 2018-19 below and if you have any questions about transport funding or the KMPF cohort please email office@kmpf.org or call 01227 922565.

KMPF School Transport Fund Policy 2018-19

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