A child or young person does not require a diagnosis in order to have SEN. The legal test, which is contained in the Children and Families Act 2014, does not refer to diagnosis or condition. Put simply, a child or young person has SEN if they have a greater difficulty in learning than their peers or a disability which requires special educational provision to be made for them. Equally, academic attainment is not the sole consideration. Some children and young people for example, those on the autistic spectrum, have SEN but can perform well academically.