Cambrai is a small town located on the eastern side of the Mount Lofty Ranges, along the River Marne and at the northern end of the former Apamurra to Sedan railway line. Originally named Rhine Villa, it was one of many Australian towns re-named during World War One to remove any connection with German place names and named after the Battle of Cambrai.
Cambrai is located approximately 100km north-east of Adelaide. The town has a population of around 100. The school services the surrounding areas, including Sanderston and Black Hill. Secondary students also come from the Sedan area.