Most occurred in secondary schools which accounted for 83% of all permanent exclusions.
The permanent exclusion rate in secondary schools increased 0.20% - up from 0.17% in 2015/16 - which is equivalent to 20 pupils per 10,000.
The rate also rose in primary schools to 0.03% but decreased in special schools to 0.07% - down from 0.08% in 2015/16.
The rate generally followed a downward trend after 2006/07 - when it stood at 0.12%.
However, since 2012/13 it has been on the rise although rates are still lower now than in 2006/07.
The number of permanent exclusions has increased across all state-funded primary, secondary and special schools to 7,720 - up from 6,685 in 2015/16.
This works out to an average 40.6 permanent exclusions per day - up from 35.2 per day in 2015/16.
The permanent exclusion rate has also increased to 0.10% of pupils - up from 0.08% in 2015/16 - which is equivalent to around 10 pupils per 10,000.