Keith Ajegbo
Honorary Fellow



Sir Keith Ajegbo

Elected Honorary Fellow 2019

Sir Keith Ajegbo was knighted in 2007 following a distinguished career in education. For 20 years he was Head of Deptford Green School, a comprehensive in North Lewisham with a multicultural intake from an economically deprived area. He raised the school’s academic achievement and created its reputation for citizenship education. Keith was a government adviser from 2006-2009 and the lead writer on the Curriculum Review ‘Diversity and Citizenship’. He is now Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Trust, a Trustee of the Charitable Foundation of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Trustee of a small education charity working in Rwanda. He was born in 1946 to a Nigerian father and a white mother and came to Downing in 1966 to study English. In 1969 he captained the Cambridge University tennis team against Oxford.