About KAN

The Kent Academies Network aims to remove barriers to Higher Education by developing pupils’ confidence, knowledge, and agency so that they can set ambitious goals, and ultimately reach them. Our Core university access programme has been running since 2013 and our new Aspire university access programme will begin in 2021. Core and Aspire are uniquely comprehensive four-year programmes of mentoring, meet-up days and Core residential weeks.


If you are interested to know more, or want to be involved, please contact Isla Phillips-Ewen the KAN Director here

94% of alumni from the Core university access programme have gone to university and I know first-hand, from being a mentor myself, how brilliant and transformative the four year programme can be. Being in a position to nurture and develop KAN is a privilege.

Isla Phillips-Ewen, KAN Director