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  • breadandbeyond.co.uk/
  • Prior's Court,
    Hermitage,
    Thatcham ,
    Berkshire ,
    RG18 9NU.

About Us

State-of-the-art artisan bakery in Berkshire baking extraordinary futures for young people with severe autism.

We called our bakery Bread & Beyond because it's about going beyond the expected or what's possible with bread and with our bakers' futures.

  • 0% of young people with severe autism in the UK are expected to enter the world of work.
  • 83% of 19-25 year olds at Prior's Court are successfully engaged in a workplacement.
  • 10 number of young people with autism who took part in work experience at Bread & Beyond in the first year after opening.

The aim is that eventually Bread & Beyond will benefit many young people with autism outside of Prior’s Court as explained by Mike Robinson, CEO:

"Prior’s Court is one of a small number of organisations in the UK with the skills and experience to successfully support people with severe autism into the world of work.

Our ambition is that our bakery makes the single largest contribution in the UK to reducing the disability employment gap for people with severe autism by providing a ‘template’ for others to copy."

Autism and the Workplace

Only 32% of autistic adults in the UK are in paid employment, despite over 80% stating a clear wish to work. This figure falls to a shocking 16% in full-time employment. This hasn’t changed in over a decade and for people with severe autism, the picture is even bleaker with the current expectation being that they will never enter the world of work.

Prior’s Court, a residential school and young adult provision for young people with severe autism, believe in extraordinary futures for young people with autism, and already 83% of 19-25 year olds enrolled at Prior's Court are successfully engaged in a work placement. The transformations seen through existing workplace programmes sparked the ambition to do a whole lot more...and Bread & Beyond was born.

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Where has the time gone? We've been getting our bake on on twitter for 3 whole years! Did you know we are looking for stockists to sell our tasty bakes? Find out more online breadandbeyond.co.uk/become-a-stock… #MyTwitterAnniversary pic.twitter.com/b3aSrH8Zw6

Start the week with a smile. Well done to the newest member of the delivery team – Zak. Last week Zak helped bakery Job Coach Laura to do the bread deliveries across site. Zak wore all his bakery PPE & he kept his mask on for an hour whilst delivering the bread #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/OJph1beBmS

RT @PriorsCourt: Prior's Court is so much more than a job, it's a family. To start the year we're launching a new series of videos of exist…

It's huge congratulations to Oli who has completed his first full commercial bake in the bakery. Oli made 120 mince pies from scratch with very minimal support. All of these mince pies will be sold in shops. Laura, bakery Job Coach, said: “Oli has done absolutely brilliantly.” pic.twitter.com/lVpNCAueAL

RT @PriorsCourt: This week we celebrate #UKCharityWeek, and here at Prior's Court we're giving a massive shout out to all the amazing chari…

Standby your scales #GBBO fans... It's finals day! It's been an great series so far and we can't wait to see who wins. Here at @breadbeyondUK we know how transformative and emotional baking can be so it's sure to be a exciting final. Who's your winner? #Bakingwins #Autism pic.twitter.com/5rml1pMlLX

Bat-naan, Scone-der Woman, Hawk-rye, and Dylan (k)Needham! What all these heroes have in common? They are all Bread Heroes! Our Artisan Bakery Manager has earned recognition in a nationwide awards scheme which celebrates the very best of the industry. 👇breadandbeyond.co.uk/news/recogniti… pic.twitter.com/20YgS3SyQF

Could your business or a business you know become a stockist for Bread & Beyond? Find out more and how to become a stockist and supporter on our website. breadandbeyond.co.uk/become-a-stock…

RT @PriorsCourt: Today marks the start of the 12 days of giving and you can nominate us. Anyone can nominate a charity to win one of the £…

What better way to celebrate Friday than some #BestBitsfromtheBakery. It's so great to see our young bakers having a good time in the Bakery during their workplace programme. And wow what a brilliant smile Oliver has. Bread & Beyond is definitely so much more than just a bakery. pic.twitter.com/WUq3nozs11

Tuesday = @BritishBakeOff day! This week it's #Breadweek in the tent, and here in our bakery it's always bread week. Here's this week's #StarBaker Fred showing off his kneading skills. Nicely done Fred 🌟👨‍🍳 Check out more about @breadbeyondUK online 👇breadandbeyond.co.uk pic.twitter.com/HXCGmExnWs

It's Tuesday which means it's @BritishBakeOff day! But it's not just in the tent where Star Bakers get filmed, today our very own baker Ricardo was being filmed as he made bread loafs & muffins. We're in no doubt he'd get definitely get a @PaulHollywood handshake #GBBO #Autism pic.twitter.com/2MJzHU5O2p

Not sure who we are or what we do? Bread & Beyond is far more than just a bakery. #Autism #AutismAwareness #baking #Bakingandbeyond youtu.be/PvpNXJBhtjY

With tonight being the start of @BritishBakeOff we couldn't miss the opportunity to introduce you all to the new intake of bakers into our bakery, so please meet our latest Star Bakers. Alicia, Daniel, Fred, Harry, James, Oliver, Ricardo, Rizwan, Shaun & Toby. #Bakery #Autism pic.twitter.com/oWof6UJPuu

It's a very warm welcome to newest member of the team, Laura Parker. She is the newest addition to our team and is already on a roll with giving young people with severe autism the skills to be bakers. Read more 👇 breadandbeyond.co.uk/news/warm-welc… pic.twitter.com/TJhHKYFl3q

We can't wait to see a new 'batch' of fellow bakers hitting our screens, and 'rising' to the #GBBO challenges #punfun twitter.com/BritishBakeOff…

[email protected]'s film Aim High for #Autism is a finalist for #Charity Film of the Year and we'd love you to vote. You can watch the film here: bit.ly/2vVKrTM and vote below👇 Thank you for your support. #AutismAwareness #CharityTuesday #WestBerks twitter.com/CharityAwards/…

Great news for #WednesdayAfternoon - our latest stockist is #Stockcross Village Stores, with the first delivery made this morning! Shoppers can now purchase our white & wholemeal #loaves. Read the full story below. bit.ly/2YMuYkU #SupportLocal #WestBerks @StockcrossUK

Our bakers have been busy baking delicious #brownies and #flapjacks as regular treats for @PriorsCourt colleagues to enjoy as a special thank you for continuing to go above and beyond, during this unprecedented time. #TuesdayTreats #WestBerks pic.twitter.com/8s3826AEWA

RT @DowneHouse: Delighted to hear that @breadbeyondUK are still taking orders for delivery. Although we can't make any orders for School at…

RT @Greenham_Trust: We can definitely recommend your freshly baked bread and cakes @breadbeyondUK @PriorsCourt, they are delicious! 😋🍞🧁🍰 ht…

We're pleased to still be open for business and continuing to serve the local community with our freshly baked goods. If you're interested in ordering delicious baked bread or other sweet treats for your local business, we’d love to hear from you: bit.ly/2yd2rui #Autism pic.twitter.com/FJ4a9UQ5ZC

Thrilled to announce we’ve secured another fantastic local stockist @LoveRosebourne. As of today, the food hall is stocking our pull-apart loaves, olive flute & focaccia bread, all free from additives and preservatives. bit.ly/2x8ZGtd #AutismAtWork #ShopLocal #WestBerks

RT @PriorsCourt: It's #Kingsclere #SustainableMarket tomorrow! You can purchase refillable and eco household items & gifts along with these…

We're getting ready to deliver these delicious treats which can be sampled with a nice cup of tea or coffee at Kingsclere #SustainableMarket tomorrow at the Fieldgate Centre, #Kingsclere (10:30-1:30). Market details - bit.ly/39JigX0 #Autism #ShopLocal @VisitHampshire pic.twitter.com/3v789ip3F2

RT @LynneDoherty_: Always happy to support local business @HogandHedge #Newbury, but even better when I get to do two in one with great sou…

We're delighted to see that @BritishBaker has covered our first year anniversary, in their latest edition... #AutismAwareness #SocialEnterprise #AutismAtWork bit.ly/2OuVObR

Thank you @DameStephanie_. It's an exciting journey for our young people here @PriorsCourt . A comment made by our bakery manager really captures the true essence of Bread & Beyond "A bakery is just a bakery; the young people at Prior’s Court makes ours extraordinary." #Autism twitter.com/DameStephanie_…

This week's edition of @NewburyToday features our first year anniversary! It's been a busy first year for us here at Bread & Beyond and @PriorsCourt, with plenty more still to come for our young people in 2020! #AustimAwareness #SocialEnterprise #ShopLocal pic.twitter.com/lmRlua9YPx

First year celebrations continue! So proud of our achievements to date, including: 🔆8 work experience placements for young people 🔆50 young people attending taster sessions 🔆Selling 860+ loaves of sourdough 🔆Selling 530+olive flutes Read more here - bit.ly/2S6wRV2

We've achieved so much since officially launching our #bakery @PriorsCourt one year ago, today. We are delighted to announce today that we're working in partnership with #SEN school @brookfieldsSEN #WestBerks providing young people with work placements. bit.ly/2NWZ1AA

🎂#OnThisDay one year ago we officially launched the Bread & Beyond brand with some very special guests including Great @BritishBakeOff star @brionymaybakes & entrepreneur turned philanthropist & #PriorsCourt Founding Patron, @DameStephanie_ Shirley. #AutismAwareness #OTD pic.twitter.com/ERj2XR6KYk

#ThursdayThoughts Our amazing young bakers made over a whopping 1500 festive treats for local stockists & local community events during Christmas. We look forward to more #baking adventures with our young people in 2020! #Autism #ShopLocal @VisitNewbury gph.is/g/ajjOxeG

Season's Greetings and best wishes to all for a very Happy 2020! Enjoy your mince pies! 😉 #SeasonsGreetings #HappyChristmas pic.twitter.com/AgtcKz1OOX

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! There may be only 2 sleeps to go, but there's still time to stock up on your favourite festive Bread & Beyond treats if you pop into @vicarsgame or @HogandHedge today or tomorrow!🎄#2sleeps #MondayMotivation #WeLoveMincePies pic.twitter.com/uKYsWNrrGA

A very big #thankyou to everyone bought our mince pies at the @Greenham_Trust @VisitNewbury Christmas singalong last week, supporting young people with #autism from @PriorsCourt Peter & Brandon has a fantastic time and loved the live music from @RETAKETHAT 💙 #ThankfulThursday pic.twitter.com/pC1iidN7Yy

RT @LynneDoherty_: Just helped to get @breadbeyondUK set up for selling their tasty Christmas treats @Greenham_Trust @VisitNewbury Sing-a-l…

We’ve got the mince pies ready and are thoroughly looking forward to the @Greenham_Trust #Christmas Sing-Along in #Newbury marketplace this evening! 🥧🎤 #feelingfestive #FestiveFriday twitter.com/Greenham_Trust…

RT @PriorsCourt: Our young people & bakers @breadbeyondUK have been busy #elves making #festive treats for everyone to enjoy at #ThatchamMa…

RT @johnh_nwn: Prior's Court School's @breadandbeyond bakery products now on offer @HogandHedge #Newbury @PriorsCourt #autism https://t.co…

Our bakers have been busy preparing some tasty treats for our delicious seasonal range. We’re looking forward to bringing our mince pies, gingerbread men & festive muffins to @Greenham_Trust Christmas singalong in #Newbury marketplace Friday 6-8pm🎤 @VisitNewbury #autismatwork pic.twitter.com/gnTMHi5yFY

RT @PriorsCourt: Everyone has the right to be safe and treated with dignity. Prior’s Court stands up for Human Rights! #HumanRightsDay @UNH…

RT @Greenham_Trust: Don't forget it's the Christmas Sing-Along, Newbury Market Place this Friday evening 6-8pm. We have great musical enter…

RT @LynneDoherty_: Great coverage @NewburyToday for @PriorsCourt and their #socialenterprise @breadbeyondUK 👍🙏👍 Good to see local businesse…

If you're popping into #Newbury for a spot of #ChristmasShopping you can now park for less at Northcroft. While you're there, why not pop into @HogandHedge for one of our delicious specialty coffees and enjoy one of our tasty muffins or mince pies at the same time! #ShopLocal twitter.com/newburyberks/s…

We are very excited that we will be bringing some of our festive favourites to the @Greenham_Trust Christmas Sing-Along next Friday including mince pies, gingerbread men a special Christmas pudding muffin. Delicious! 😋🥟🎄#NewburyChristmas #feelingfestive twitter.com/VisitNewbury/s…

If you're looking for a #TastyTuesday treat in Newbury today, our latest stockist @HogandHedge is just the spot. The cosy venue is stocking our muffins (which perfectly complement their specialty coffee) and more, after we made our first delivery last week. pic.twitter.com/Psubxpef53

RT @PriorsCourt: Fab Monday morning read by @WiredUK; @auticon_en are helping people in the #autism community find IT jobs across #Europe,…

Today is #SocialEnterpriseDay. #WhoKnew only 32% of #autistic adults in the UK are in paid employment? We are proud to be breaking down barriers, offering work placements and vocational training for young people with #autism from @PriorsCourt and @brookfieldsSEN in our bakery pic.twitter.com/3K5WK2DAZq

RT @PriorsCourt: #CharityTuesday Calling on our incredible #TeamPriorsCourt supporters & #Newbury to vote for us in @Ecclesiastical #12days…

RT @sbaroncohen: About 70% of autistic adults are unemployed. This is totally unacceptable. For most people unemployment is bad for mental…

RT @RealBread: Might kneading be a way for you to dough this #StressAwarenessWeek? sustainweb.org/realbread/futu… #mentalwellbeing #stress #stress…

We are delighted to not only support work experience placements and vocational training for young people with autism @PriorsCourt but also to be working with others in the community including @brookfieldsSEN #autismatwork twitter.com/brookfieldsSEN…

Happy #worldbreadday! Did you know that the equivalent of around 12 million loaves of bread are sold in the UK every single day? It seems we aren’t the only ones who can’t resist a good loaf! 🍞 pic.twitter.com/6IDfLazI62

Fascinating stats about social enterprises from @SocialEnt_UK! We are incredibly proud to be one of the 100,000 #socialenterprise in the UK 💙#BuySocial twitter.com/SocialEnt_UK/s…

RT @Berkshire_show: The #Food Hall was brimming with amazing #food and #drink, and we thank them all for joining us. Many congratulations t…

We're back at the @Berkshire_show. Stall 42 in the Food Hall. Come say hi, we have samples! pic.twitter.com/TrclfW5DOM

Incredibly proud! 😊 #FirstPrize #ShopLocal #BuyLocal #BerkshireShow twitter.com/LynneDoherty_/…

Having a great morning here at the @Berkshire_show. Find us in the Food Hall where we have a selection of our delicious breads and muffins available at special show rates #BerkshireShow twitter.com/LynneDoherty_/…

Only 2 days until the @Berkshire_show! We're excited to be bringing some of our tasty treats to the show including sourdough loaves, tear & shares and a selection of muffins, available at a special show rate. Find us in the Food Hall, stand 41 #BerkshireShow #SourdoughSeptember twitter.com/Berkshire_show…

RT @technologyforg1: Big thumbs up to the bakery bread and beyond @PriorsCourt artisan bakery that gives young people with autism the oppor…

RT @PriorsCourt: Preparations are well underway for the arrival of a special Royal guest, joining us tomorrow to launch our 20th anniversar…

Some delicious looks tear and shares on #GBBO - one of our favourites! #BreadWeek #TastyTuesday pic.twitter.com/ydVqdyMcwp

Some bread-cellent songs here! #BreadSongs #GBBO 🍞 twitter.com/BritishBakeOff…

Bread week is here! #GBBO #breadweek twitter.com/BritishBakeOff…

We are looking for a #Baker with a difference! Join our team & help our #Berkshire bakery deliver outstanding premium breads, as well as providing vocational skills training for young people with #autism: bit.ly/2JPuzXt #NotJustAJob #JobSearch #NowHiring #BakerJobs pic.twitter.com/DUoruAJjpl

We're absolutely delighted to be supplying @DowneHouse with a selection of freshly baked rolls, loaves and speciality breads for their students and staff to enjoy. Thank you for choosing to buy from us and supporting people with #autism @PriorsCourt ! 🍞🥖#shoplocal #supportlocal twitter.com/DowneHouse/sta…

Lucky @PriorsCourt staff now have the chance to sample & report back on our newest treats - muffins! The range includes double choc chip, lemon & poppy seed and vanilla choc chip. Staff can buy muffins at a discounted price now and we hope to bring them to the public very soon! pic.twitter.com/SI8AmpasF8

Have you seen our van delivering fresh #bread across #WestBerkshire? That’s Dylan driving- our artisan baker. His passion for #baking & helping our young people is infectious. His desire to produce the most delicious, high quality, hand crafted bread comes across in every bake. pic.twitter.com/QSdSGXxsNo

Big thanks to Stryker in #Newbury for giving us the opportunity to sell our wares in their canteen. Our chocolate chip muffins narrowly pipped the tear n share loaves for popularity by the Stryker employees who reported they didn’t even touch the sides! #buylocal #artisanbakes pic.twitter.com/bXx7uNmysC

Love this! Well done Kings Cafe #supportlocal twitter.com/WBCEcoDev/stat…

RT @ElmwoodTweets: Congrats to our teams and our clients @HIGH5Nutrition and @PriorsCourt @breadandbeyond for winning gold and silver at @T…

RT @PriorsCourt: Huge thanks to @Debenhams @shopatparkway in #Newbury for supporting Prior’s Court this month. Visit the store this weekend…

RT @MiltonBroome: @PriorsCourt @NASSCHOOLS @breadbeyondUK @BritishBaker And I can vouch that the bakery at @PriorsCourt smells fantastic to…

RT @brionymaybakes: Baking with Makaton is back and this time we're making yummy cinnamon biscuits 💕 Follow the links in my bio to watch th…

RT @AmyNorth89: Can confirm these are delicious! twitter.com/breadbeyondUK/…

If you ask us, #Easter just wouldn't be the same without a traditional hot cross bun! Our beautifully-baked buns are available now from @BudgensNewbury and Casey Fields Farm Shop @vicarsgame #Hotcrossbuns #EasterTreats pic.twitter.com/X8Bwr6tH7d

RT @PriorsCourt: "@breadbeyondUK is a #bakery with a difference. Set in the scenic grounds of Prior’s Court school, from the outside it is…

We are honoured! Thank you @AdamFeinst twitter.com/AdamFeinst/sta…

RT @vicarsgame: The array of breads are looking fantastic in the Farm Shop this morning👍 @breadbeyondUK #Hethertons pic.twitter.com/AbvmftuPb8

Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay. Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the #autism spectrum. Yet only 16% are in full-time employment. We're proud to provide workplace opportunities for autistic people in our bakery: bit.ly/2FRdY3B #AutismAcceptance #AutismEmployment

We’re pleased to introduce another tasty new addition to our range- the focaccia. A traditional Italian bread, our focaccia is infused with herbs and topped with flaked sea salt and rosemary from our staff’s garden. Yum! #TastyThursday #artisan #italianfood #ThursdayTreat pic.twitter.com/sK9Sdo68X5

RT @PriorsCourt: If you do 1 thing today please watch & share #MyAutisticBrother and Me. Thank you @MikeyKayNYC for being brave enough to s…

Always a pleasure to be able to share what we do with others 😊 twitter.com/AmyNorth89/sta…

RT @vicarsgame: Loving the new bread from @breadbeyondUK 😍 pic.twitter.com/oO89rVfIEW

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